Raven Run is a unique, 734-acre nature sanctuary dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the Kentucky River Palisades and early Kentucky history. Over 10 miles of hiking trails provide access to streams, meadows and woodlands characteristic of the area. Numerous 19th century remnants of early settlers, as well as over 600 species of plants, allow visitors to become acquainted with and appreciate the natural world. Raven Run also accommodates over 200 species of birds throughout the year.

Bud and I recently spent a day hiking here. Our favorite spot was the old Evans Grist Mill site, where two branches of Raven Run converge. The old mill’s base foundation, covered with moss and other green growth, still stands. Water was flowing over the limestone creek bed. You will see and hear it in action on the video below. Imagine yourself in this cool, wooded area, with your feet in cold water, during these hot, 90 degree summer days. Enjoy! (And don’t forget to click on each picture once, then again for a real close-up view.)

The observation deck looks directly down on the remains of the Old Evans Grist Mill

The observation deck looks directly down on the remains of the Old Evans Grist Mill

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The observation deck looks directly down on the remains of the old Evans Grist Mill

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