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McConnell Springs

Originally a campsite for the first settlers in the Bluegrass, this 26-acre nature sanctuary features trails past natural springs, restored limestone fences constructed in the early 1800s, the remains of an historic grist mill and farm, and a quarry from which most of the stone for the buildings on the site was taken. Pioneers camped here named their site 'Lexington' after hearing of the first battle of the Revolutionary War.

The original campsite for the first settlers in the Bluegrass, this 26 acre park features an array of historical and environmental features. McConnell Springs provides a beautiful setting for special events of all types. The facility has capacity for up to 75 people sitting or standing. Alcohol is permitted (with a special fee) and outside catering is allowed.

Operation Hours: Open year-round. Trails open dawn till dusk. Closed Thanksgiving Day, and December 24 - 26. The Education Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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  • Length of Tour: 1 1/2 hours
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  • Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Max Breakout Rooms: 1
  • Largest Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Largest general Session: 100
  • Handicap Accessibility: Yes