‘One of a kind' Kentucky River property will be Lexington's only public access for paddlers

The track through the brush and milkweed meandered from a mowed path, snaking through the trees. It was not man made. 'I think this a deer path. I ...

January 4, 2023
10:32 AM

The track through the brush and milkweed meandered from a mowed path, snaking through the trees. It was not man made. 'I think this a deer path. I bet this is how the deer get down to the river,' said Jennifer Hubbard-Sanchez as she looked down the newly acquired, Lexington-owned 33-acre property on the banks of the Kentucky River. 'This is going to be spectacular in the fall and the spring,' said the superintendent of natural areas for the city's park system, on a recent tour of the property. The new natural area, on Old Richmond Road near the Interstate 75 bridge before Madison County, is a first for Fayette County.

Beth Musgrave