Nestled away in the midst of suburbia is a woodland gem called Wolsing Trails Preserve, located on 42 acres of land donated by George Wolsing to the Kenton County Conservancy in 2006. The three trails at Wolsing Trails wind around the Banklick Creek and through meadows & wooded areas. My brother and I visited recently and enjoyed a picnic lunch on a blanket by the creek before crossing the creek for a nice long hike to check out the trails. The trails were fairly easy to navigate (one is only accessible if the creek is low and can be crossed), and even though you are hiking right in the middle of several subdivisions and next to a set of railroad tracks you really do still feel like you are out in the wilderness exploring. What a great thing Mr. Wolsing did when he chose to conserve this land instead of allowing it to be developed, and what a treasure these neighborhoods in Independence have with nature trails for families to explore!
Wolsing Trails Preserve ::
Our delicious creek-side picnic lunch from Riverside Korean Restaurant in Covington.
Wolsing Trails Preserve is located at 325 Webster Road in Independence, Kentucky.