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Kenton County Parks and Rec, Conservation District schedule hike at Morning View Heritage Area

From wildflowers to trees and mussels to wetlands, Kenton County Parks & Recreation and the Kenton County Conservation District invite you to explore the natural surroundings of the Morning View Heritage Area on Saturday, September 29.

Guided hikes will cover hilly, wooded, possibly wet and muddy terrain. Enjoy information booths staffed by local outdoor and nature-oriented organizations.

Guided hikes will take place from 9:30 – 10:15 AM and 10:30 – 11:15 AM.  The approximately 1-mile mostly-forested trail will be muddy, wet, and rocky in places. Long sleeves and pants, a walking stick if desired, sturdy shoes with good treads are recommended.

Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during the visit. No dogs are allowed in the preserve.

This event is a part of Great Outdoor Weekend through Green Umbrella – September 29 to 30. Check out other events here.

All ages are welcome, but anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees will be asked to sign a waiver prior to hiking.

The Morning View Heritage Area is located at 15168 Decoursey Pike, Morning View 41063.

Driving Directions: From Independence KY, go south on KY-17 (Madison Pk). Continue south through the KY-16 intersection. After an “Atwood” community sign, turn east (left) on KY-2042 (Moffett Rd). After 5.2 miles turn right on Kenton Station Rd (which is still KY-2042). Turn right on KY-177 and drive south about 5 minutes.

Look for the preserve’s parking lot about ½ mile south of the KY-14 intersection where there is a Morning View Post Office. There is no sign yet but the new gravel parking lot is on the west side of Decoursey (KY-177), on the opposite side of the road from the railroad track. It has 2 entrances. A black barn with above sign is obvious behind a wood fence.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Call Rhonda Ritzi from KCP&R at (859) 525-PLAY (7529). There is no cost to attend this event, however KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned. To learn more about the Morning View Heritage Area, visit the Kenton County website.

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