Bernheim Renovates Hike Bike Trail with Louisville Water Company Partnership

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and Louisville Water Company have officially re-opened Bernheim’s Hike Bike Trail, which has been newly extended and renovated through a partnership between the two organizations.

The partnership came about through a water main extension. Louisville Water extended a 16” diameter water main along Highway 245 from Jim Beam American Stillhouse to Lotus Road. Bernheim’s existing trail ran along the stretch of highway. Louisville Water needed access to extend the main and Bernheim needed an upgrade to the path. This partnership allowed Louisville Water to perform the work and construct a pump station, and Bernheim was able to extend the path.

The Hike Bike Trail has been unofficially open for use since earlier in the summer, and Bernheim officials have received positive feedback from visitors who have used the extended trail which is now four miles one way, beginning at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse and traveling all the way to Four Roses Distillery. Bernheim values the service that Louisville Water provided, and is optimistic about future plans through community partnerships to create bike paths connecting to Bardstown and other areas in the region.

Louisville Water Company also collaborated with Bernheim by providing free Louisville pure tap at CONNECT at Bernheim in August, the not-for-profit’s nighttime community festival in celebration of art, science and nature. The two companies are looking forward to future partnerships which center on promoting water quality and its value to the community.

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is located in Clermont, KY, only 20 minutes from the Louisville airport.  From I-65, take exit 112 and follow the signs.  The entrance is approximately one mile from the interstate.  Bernheim is a non-profit organization that relies on memberships, grants and donations for support.

Open Year Round, 7am – Near Sunset


Only $5 per Car on Weekends

Memberships Available

Event Details

Date: Sep 21, 2012
Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
2499 Kentucky 245

Phone: (502) 955-8512