Blackacre Conservancy is a historic nature preserve located in the beautiful city of Jeffersontown. This history of Blackacre runs deep, as the conservancy is the oldest nature preserve in the state of Kentucky. Blackacre originally established itself as a homestead by Moses and Phoebe Tyler in 1792. This establishment became one of the largest early settlements in Kentucky. Not only was Blackacre an early settlement, but it was also one of the first licensed whiskey distilleries.
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Blackacre is located directly behind the Woods of Fox Creek neighborhood off of Tucker Station Road. The nature preserve is less than 2 miles away from featured neighborhoods of Saratoga Woods and Stone Lakes. Blackacre Conservancy’s nature preserve has multiple different trails and ponds to take advantage of the beautiful homestead. The old homestead features the Waterfall Trail, Sunrise Trail, Sunset Trail, Dragonfly Pond, Manslick Trail, and the oldest white oak tree in Kentucky.
Blackacre Conservancy has classes and camps for children and hosts over 100+ schools and educational events throughout the year. The preserve offers classes for children, reading groups for all ages, arts and crafts for those 5 years and up, and even adult classes to teach emergency preparedness, food preservation and other homestead living necessities. While most camps for the summer season are winding down, check out the calendar of events on the Blackacre website to see what they have to offer!
Stone Lakes Neighborhood
Stone Lakes is a beautiful neighborhood located right off of Taylorsville Road, just before the Gene Snyder Freeway. The neighborhood was developed originally in 1996 in 12 separate sections. The neighborhood features a 34 acre nature preserve with sidewalks, lakes, and playgrounds along the way. The subdivision is relatively close to completion, but there are still a few lots available to be built on.
Stone Lakes development started the same way as most did in Jeffersontown. The development started due to the desperate need for new construction housing based on the development of the area. During development, construction featured beautiful brick venire homes and finished basements. The neighborhood is split into two sections, Stone Lakes and Stone Lakes Estates. Because there is two sections, developers created two entrances located off Taylorsville Road. The estate section of Stone Lakes came later and, like Saratoga Woods, these lots were typically bigger which led to larger homes.
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