GET OUT AND ENJOY THE BURLINGTON KY PARKS THIS FALL!   I wanted to write this blog for all my home buyers out there that are searching for Burlington KY homes for sale, to help aquaint them with all the natural beauty of this area through the landscape of Burlington's beautiful parks. You will be amazed at the amount of parks that help to make this a vibrant community!

I'm a nature lover myself, and it's such a great joy to know that Burlington KY offers many different parks and park activities to help make our escape back to nature a wonderful, centering experience.  I remember as a child growing up, my family often visited parks throughout the many seasons.  In winter, we enjoyed sled riding and crashing into the fresh, white snow, skating as fast as we could, and warming ourselves around fires with the hot chocolate and marshmallows my mom would be sure to bring.  The fall was my favorite season and I often collected the different leaves for the required school projects, enjoying the crunching sound under my feet as I hiked happily along.  The Spring delivered new growth and a variety of plants to see and enjoy, while the summer was great for the picnics and those awesome swingsets where you could spin yourself around and around to experience the thrill of letting go and twirling for what seemed an eternity! 

So here's to a breath of fresh air and childlike spirt to get out there and enjoy the many beautiful parks that  Burlington KY has to offer........

Boone Woods Park is located right off State Rt 18, right behind the local YMCA, and contains over 50 acres to roam around and enjoy!  Some of the great amenities include 3 large shelters that you can reserve, an 18 hole disc golf course, 6 lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, a soccer field and "Creekside Stage", host to many free movies and concerts, including performances by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  In fact, you might just want to stop by on Sunday, Sept. 16th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm to enjoy the anual Arts and Crafts Fair, complete with Bluegrass Music and artisits.

Gunpowder Creek Nature Park is located at 6750 Sperti Lane, just about 7 miles due west from Florence Mall.  Gunpowder Creek Nature Park has over 122 acres of wooded landscape and features an old logging trail from the 1800's that ends at a beautiful stone seating area.  The north side of this park features an area of mature oak trees that are considered to be one the region's best undisturbed woodland areas.  There is 1 shelter available for reservations, a playground and over 1.25 miles of hiking paths.  This is a great park to just melt back into nature and enjoy the calmness of the woods.

Boone Cliffs is located at 4990 MIddle Creek Rd, about 13 miles due west of the Florence Mall.  Just follow Rt 18 West, almost reaching the river, but instead, turn L on MIddle Creek Rd.  This is another one of the  Burlington KY parks that have a mature, older forest for your viewing pleasure.  Boone Cliffs has 74 acres that features many unique cliff formations that are 20-40 foot high.  Therefore, for the hiking enthusiast, you'll find 2.4 miles of moderate to difficult paths to enhance your hiking experience. 

 Middle Creek Park is located at 5501 Middle Creek Rd, Burlington KY, right across from the historic Dinmore homestead on Rt. 18.  This park has a whopping 230 wooded acres with nearly 8.5 miles of hiking trails that are carved into 4 main path routes and are shared with hikers and horseback riders alike.  A picnic area is located right at the entrance of the park right next to the parking area.  This park was opened in 1993 and was merged with the Camargo Hunt Property which also features 4 hunt trails.  As with a lot of Burlington Parks, this park is closed during the deer hunting/gun season.

Camp Ernst Lake is located at 7915 Camp Ernst Rd and contains approx. 22 acres.  This park is noted for its fishing lake, which is regularly stocked with catfish and bluegill.  There's even a handicapped accessible fishing pier and a wonderful area to walk around the entire, picturesque lake.  Complete with a boat launch area, fisherman will enjoy trolling on the lake or just enjoying the fishing directly from their boat.  With small shelters located around the lake, this would be a great place to come and view the sparkling lake and blue of the wide open sky.   

Conservancy Park Belleview is located at 5820 Burlington Pike and is located due west of Florence Mall, about 13 miles on KY 18 West.  This park has a central fishing lake,  a little over 1/2 mile hiking path and a shelter area for picnics.  Working with the Kentucky Department of Mine Reclamation & Enforcement, the Boone Conservancy took over this area which was noted an abandoned gravel mine.  The result is a beautiful park and another great Burlington escape back to nature.  Just totally amazing that this was previously an abandoned gravel mine at one time!

Pete's Park is located at Nicholson Avenue, right in the heart of Burlington.  It's one of those smaller parks, just under 1 acre, with picnic tables, a park bench and swings.... just big enough for a quick break from the hustle and bustle of life.  You'll find this park neatly tucked right off KY 18 on Nicholson.  Bet you never knew this one was there, but now you do!

Dinsmore Woods is located at 570 Burlington Pike, right next to the historic Dinsmore Homestead.  This park contains over 170 acres of mature woods and provides 1.7 miles of hiking trails for its guests to enjoy.  You can actually park across the street from the Dinsmore Homestead at the Middle Creek parking lot .  The official park entrance is right across the street from this parking lot.  You might want to explore this park during the Dinsmore Annual Harvest Festival Sept. 29 and 30th, where you'll find crafters, pony rides, music and so much more!

England/Idlewild Park and Dog Park is located at 5550 Idlewild, just past the Boone County Fairgrounds.  With over 290 acres, this park features 3 ponds, 11 miles of mountain bike trails, 1.8 miles of hiking trails, 7 athletic fields for baseball/softball/soccer/football, 24 hole Championship Disc Golf Course, 3 shelters, wetlands, a large playground for the kids and a 4 acre dog park, which is located just adjacent to the main park.  This is definately a park that everyone will find something great to enjoy! 

So now that you've seen the list of great Burlington KY parks available in the area, why not see all the great Burlington homes available to purchase right now?  For any of your real estate questions, just ask Cathy today and see why this area would be a great place to call home!  We can even write up your purchase offer on one of the picnic tables in your favorite Burlington park!

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