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Wintersmith-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the Wintersmith Trail, located in downtown Elizabethtown along Valley Creek. The trail can be accessed either at the Mulberry Street Bridge or at the Justice Center. A very pleasant and scenic .62 mile trail with several points of interest along the way to include: Embry Lay Nature Thicket, Fairie Glade, Sprague Fountain and a variety of trees and flowers.
Originally Published on Sunday, July 19, 2015 under Trail Highlights


North Billy Creek-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the North Billy Creek Trail. A very beautiful and scenic .43 mile trail just off Saint John Road across from the Elizabethtown Sports Park that follows the creek. This trail begins at the end of the South Billy Creek and easily connects to the Briarwood Forest Trail. This trail has an abundance of wildlife, particularly near the Billy Creek Wetland Preserve.
Originally Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Briarwood Forest-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the Briarwood Forest Trail. A very scenic .47 mile trail that extends from the end of North Billy Creek Trail and continues to Timber Lane. This trail leads to the Briarwood and Deerfield Hills neighborhoods. This trail can be combined with the North and South Billy Creek Trail for a combined hike of just under 2 miles.
Originally Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Creekside Loop (Elizabethtown Nature Park)-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the Creekside Loop Trail. This trail offers either a .75 or 1 mile scenic trail along Freeman Creek. One of two trails located in the Elizabethtown Nature Park. This entire trail is forested and has the following features: creekside, several enormous oak trees are visible, 3 bridges, a thicket of cane and an old foundation.
Originally Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Perimeter Trail (Elizabethtown Nature Park)-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the Perimeter Trail. This trail offers a 2.50 mile scenic trail around the outside perimeter of the Nature Park. One of two trails located in the Elizabethtown Nature Park. This trail consists of the following features: mostly grassy, rolling hillside, two forested sections and two creek crossings. Bridges have been constructed at each crossing.
Originally Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Pirtle Nature - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 2015 at the Pirtle Nature Trail. This trail offers a .46 mile loop near Freeman Lake. Consisting of four types of woodlands: young woods, yellow poplar, oak-hickory and bottom hardwoods. Also featured is the Emerald Cathedral, which overlooks the General Braddock Creek and a Wildflower Meadow Loop; a great location for Spring Wildflowers.
Originally Published on Thursday, August 6, 2015 under Trail Highlights


John Helm - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 2015 at the John Helm Trail. This trail offers a .54 mile wooded trail along Freeman Creek. A partially-paved trail that extends from the Helmwood Shopping Center on Dixie Hwy., and on to the Dam at the Southern end of Freeman Lake. Has level terrain and is being used by hikers, bikers, and joggers of all ages. Also featured is the Claysville Loop, a great place to take a short break and view some wildlife.
Originally Published on Thursday, August 6, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Haycraft Mill Park -Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 2015 at the Haycraft Mill Park. A small patio/park along Valley Creek in downtown Elizabethtown, just south of the Justice Center along 31W. A view of the creek is available from the grassy knoll or the patio bench on either side of the creek. A large millstone reminds us of the many water mills that dotted the local streams in earlier days.
Originally Published on Sunday, August 16, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Haycraft - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 8th, 2015 at the Haycraft Trail. The Haycraft Trail, is a .63 scenic trail that follows Valley Creek from the Haycraft Mill Park. The trailhead is at a parking lot beside the CSX Railroad and 31W. There is a bridge crossing and continues along the wooded Valley and Buffalo Creeks. There is a hill to climb and then you pass 2 local historic sites. As this trail ends, you can continue on the Cave Spring Trail.
Originally Published on Sunday, August 23, 2015 under Trail Highlights


John Severn's Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 8th, 2015 at the John Severn's Trail. This Trail, is a shaded scenic trail that has numerous bridges that follows Valley Creek between its junction with Buffalo Creek and Springfield Road. This trail can be accessed from the Haycraft Trail and interconnects with Buffalo Lake, Cave Spring, and Haycraft Trails.
Originally Published on Sunday, August 23, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Cave Spring - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 8th, 2015 at the Cave Spring Trail. The Cave Spring Trail, is a .43 mile shaded scenic trail that connects Buffalo Lake Trail, Haycraft Trail and downtown Elizabethtown. Along Buffalo Creek is the historic Cave Spring from which the water supply was critical to the historic early town settlement. This spring also supplied water to the pioneer Haycraft Fort, and later to the Civil War camp, Camp Haycraft.
Originally Published on Thursday, September 10, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Buffalo Lake - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from August 9th, 2015 at the Buffalo Lake Trail. The Cave Spring Trail, is a 1.9 mile scenic trail(can be extended dramatically by adding on side trails) that follows Buffalo Creek and circles the Buffalo Lake. The area has been declared a Wildlife Habitat by the City Of Elizabethtown. An outstanding natural area, great for birdwatching, native flowers, trees and shrubs along the trail. Easily be accessed at the trailhead along Commerce Drive and interconnects with Cave Spring, John Severns and Haycraft Trails.
Originally Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Freeman Lake - Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from September 19-26th, 2015 at the Freeman lake Trail. The Freeman Lake Trail, a 5 mile scenic trail in the middle of Elizabethtown. A very popular trail that is routinely enjoyed by hikers, runners and cyclists who enjoy physical activity, nature and fresh air. An outstanding natural area, great for birdwatching, native flowers, and trees along the trail. Easily accessed at several locations and interconnects with Pirtle Nature Trail, General Braddock Creek Loop, Claysville Loop and the John Helm Trail. A variety of wildlife is seen here.
Originally Published on Thursday, October 8, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Trivia Night - 2018
Dr. Tony Smith, GSP Quiz-Wizard, will command a Fifth Annual Trivia Night at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at 7pm est.
 
Subject categories for trivia questions will be: Sports, Music, Movies, World/National Events, TV Shows, History, Science and Local News/Events. A Silent Auction, 50/50 Drawing, Snacks and Soft Drinks will be available.
Originally Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 under UpComing Events


Fisherman's Park-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from May 2015 at Fisherman's Park, located just south of Elizabethtown. It can be accessed at the end of Valley Creek Lane which intersects with Valley Creek Road. This park is located on the southeast side of Fisherman's Lake, is used extensively by anglers of all experience levels. To drive there, take 31W south to Hawkins Drive, turn left on Valley Creek Road (567), turn left on Valley Creek Lane and then turn left into the park.
Originally Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 under Trail Highlights


South Billy Creek-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the South Billy Creek Trail. A very pleasant and scenic .90 mile trail extending from the Michael Carroll Soccer Complex (off Peterson Drive), walk North along the Billy Creek past the Elizabethtown Sports Park to Saint John Road. This trail easily connects with the North Billy Creek and Briarwood Forest Trails. This trail has an abundance of wildlife, particularly near the pond and marsh in the Sports Park.
Originally Published on Saturday, July 25, 2015 under Trail Highlights

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Greenspace Sponsor Spotlite Lynn Cowan
Long-time Greenspace sponsor, Lynn Cowan is the owner of Woodland Gallery in Elizabethtown. She has donated her time, materials and talent to Greenspace throughout the years. She has also supported each Trivia Night, both with hosting a table, and with framing prints or pictures as needed. Lynn's excellent taste and judgment are evident in all her work. Greenspace Thanks You, Lynn Cowan.
Originally Published on Monday, January 11, 2016 under Sponsor Spotlite


Check Out Our Greenspace Facebook Page
We post many photos of all of our Greenspace events onto our Facebook! If you've attended, your photo may be there. If you find it, let us know.
Originally Published on Saturday, November 16, 2013 under OnGoing Events


Wildlife at Fisherman's Park
In late May 2015, a variety of wildlife was present at the Fisherman's Park just south of Elizabethtown. Please enjoy these photos and make your way out to this park and enjoy the area's natural beauty.
Originally Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Banam Shaw-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from June 2015 at the Banam Shaw Trail, located along Shaw Creek from St. Johns Road to Patriot Parkway (361) (Formerly Rineyville Road (1600). This trail is named after an original settler, a very pleasant .95 mile trail. This beautiful very shaded trail passes near the Deerfield Hills Subdivision.
Originally Published on Thursday, June 11, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Guided Hikes Available

Family level members of Greenspace may request guided hikes of the various Greenspace trails.   Contact Us, for date and time choices. Minimum Group Size: 5.    Sample Hike:   The North End of the Freeman Lake Trail.   Time: under one hour. Five different biotas observed and discussed.  

Originally Published on Monday, September 9, 2013 under OnGoing Events


Jacob Vanmeter-Trail Highlights
Please enjoy these trail highlights from July 2015 at the Jacob Vanmeter Trail, located near the Pritchard Community Center. The trail is dedicated to Jim and Josephine Puckett who are descendants of early settler Jacob Vanmeter. A short, but very scenic .31 mile trail, that follows alongside the Valley Creek from the community center to the Elizabethtown By-Pass.
Originally Published on Monday, July 13, 2015 under Trail Highlights


Speakers Available for Groups

 

We love to talk about Greenspace! Invite us to be a Speaker for your classroom or church or club group!    We love to describe the various types of trails, their length, and their difficulty level.   We love to tell about our many activities, and share some ways in which groups like yours can help us maintain the trails.  

Originally Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 under OnGoing Events


Where on the Greenspace Trails are the Butterfly Friendly plants?
Please help Greenspace identify the location of Butterfly Friendly Plants. The plants to look for are: Common Milkweed; Butterfly Milkweed; Ironweed and Joe-Pye Weed. These so-called weeds are necessary nectar plants for butterflies -- especially the endangered Monarch Butterfly. If you spot them along any of the Greenspace Trails, please send in a report of their exact location. Use Contact Us on this Web Site. We will then encourage their growth and propagation. We know that some of them have been planted in the Butterfly Garden at Freeman Lake near the Log Cabin. These are cared for and maintained by the Garden Club of Elizabethtown. This is great! But we need to know where else they are located along the 15 miles of Greenspace Trails !! You will be helping in the important survival of fragile butterflies! You will also receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Greenspace.
Originally Published on Monday, September 16, 2013 under OnGoing Events


Geocachers and Munzee Seekers!
If you’re willing to share your Geocache and your Munzee experiences, leave feedback on our Message Board. We welcome ideas and suggestions as to how to embellish your Geocaching adventures on the Greenspace Trails.
Originally Published on Saturday, November 16, 2013 under OnGoing Events