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Trails and Greenways

Buffalo Lake Trail

Elizabethtown, Kentucky


The Buffalo Lake Trail is a project to intended connect the hospitality district in Elizabethtown, KY that includes several hotels and restaurants off Interstate 65 with the downtown district. To be constructed in three stages, a 10-12-foot paved walking trail will run from the hospitality area through Buffalo Lake natural area and connect to downtown. The development will feature two new bridges over Valley and Buffalo creeks, benches, and informal seating along the route. The trail will wind around Buffalo Lake with several lookout points on top of the levee along the railroad tracks. The layout of the trail will traverse down the levee and terminate at a new trailhead in the Haycraft Neighborhood.

The design will feature a variety of amenities, including the use of limestone and iron materials detailing, paying homage to Elizabethtown's "Bourbon's Backyard" designation. Phase I of the project will focus on the connection between the hotel area off of I-65 and downtown. Phases II and III will look to expand the area and create a "Discovery Zone." The specific zone will feature green space and trails for hikers, runners, and bikers. This trail project was originally identified in the E-town Trails Master Plan also led by Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group.


Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau and the City of Elizabethtown

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