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National Parks Close to Louisville

Great Destinations Near St. Matthews

Looking for something different to do outdoors this fall? Louisville’s St. Matthews neighborhood is close to a handful of national parks, giving you the opportunity to explore, learn local and national history, and enjoy the breathtaking views and natural beauty. (Before you go, remember to check the National Parks website for the latest information and any restrictions or closures you need to know about).

Mammoth Cave

About 100 miles from Louisville, Mammoth Cave National Park combines history and natural wonder, providing you with a chance to explore the world’s longest known cave system, formed more than 10 million years ago. With more than 80 miles of trails, the caves aren’t the only attraction – while visiting, enjoy horseback riding, hiking, picnicking, kayaking, fishing, camping, and more. Learn about the caves’ rich history with a guided tour, or simply explore the park and let yourself bask in the beauty of this Kentucky gem.

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace

See the birthplace of the United States’ 16th president, located less than an hour from Louisville on what was Lincoln’s family’s Sinking Spring Farm. Now a protected site, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park includes hiking trails, an educational visitor center and exhibit hall, and a memorial building, which houses a reproduction of the cabin where Lincoln was born. See the Sinking Spring that provided water for the Lincoln farm, and let yourself travel back in time in this pastoral piece of American history.

Daniel Boone National Forest

If you’re looking to spend some quality time in the great outdoors this fall, Daniel Boone National Forest offers a variety of outdoor recreation options. About 2.5 hours from Louisville by car, this Forest has gorgeous scenery throughout – the perfect backdrop for hiking, camping, boating, fishing, rock climbing, scenic drives, and more. Give yourself a break from home and work, and immerse yourself in the splendor of the Kentucky forest!

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