Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, Kentucky

One of Oldham County’s greatest attributes is definitely Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen! There are open fields, nature trails, water features, a great nature center, programs and now an amazing new play area!

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve 5 things

There are surely more than just five great things about Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, but you will have to visit and discover them all for yourself!

5 Things About Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

1. The Preserve is 170 acres with 9 miles of hiking trails, a brand new playground, gazebos, public restrooms, cool frog pond, waterfalls and natural springs.  It is also dog-friendly, so bring Fido on a leash!

Creasey slide playground


2. The Preserve is visitor-supported.  Through charitable donations, visitors can explore for FREE! You can also tour the grounds virtually with Tavia. Check out the video below. 

An Introduction to Sweet Coneflower Tavia Brown

Take a Walk with Tavia #42 highlights Sweet Coneflower (Rudbeckia subtomentosa). This plant loves the warmth and humidity of summer. Sweet Coneflower is also beloved by bees and small butterflies. Enjoy!

Posted by Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

3. There are several fun events planned during the entire year, some are even FREE!  Family campouts, a Trick or Treat Trail, a Butterfly and Dog Adoption Day, Family Fun Day and Christmas Celebration are just a few of the great events! 

Creasey Halloween

4. The indoor Nature Center has exhibits, crafts and a cool scavenger hunt for children!  Check their website for hours. (The Nature Center is currently closed due to Covid-19.)

Creasey pond

5. They offer two summer camp sessions available for children entering 1st grade – 6th grade! The nature-based preschool, Thrive Forest School is also located at Creasey Mahan. 

whole creasey playground

Follow Creasey Mahan on Facebook or visit their website for more information on all of the family-fun they offer!