Blackacre's unique setting offers the community both a nearly 300- acre nature preserve and an historic homestead. The nature preserve can be enjoyed by hiking our many miles of trails through restored Kentucky forest and native wildflower and prairie fields, past waterfalls and stone fences. History buffs will enjoy our 1844 farmhouse, late 1700's stone cottage, and 1795 double crib Appalachian barn, among other historic structures. In homage to the farming heritage of the homestead, animals have returned to Blackacre - cows, horses and goats (and soon-to-be, chickens), all of which are available to the public for petting. Our educational and entertainment activities focus on farming and farm animals, vegetable and herb gardening, landscaping and horticulture, environmental issues, eighteenth and nineteenth century history, and Kentucky culture.
Mission: The Blackacre Conservancy believes hands-on outdoor education fosters personal growth, understanding and respect for our natural and cultural heritage. We value Blackacre's unique setting - a historic homestead surrounded by a nature preserve - which provides unparalled opportunities for the community to come together, share experiences and rebuild their relationship with Kentucky's natural environment and historic legacy. The Blackacre Conservancy is dedicated to preserving Blackacre's natural and historic features, and to sharing this special place with our community.
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