John James Audubon State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This hike loops through a hardwood forest with lots of songbirds and a small lake. Naturalist John James Audubon (1785–1851), famous for his realistic paintings of birds, lived in Henderson for nine years, roaming the woods and sketching wildlife.
Born in what is now Haiti, the son of a French sea captain and his Creole mistress, Audubon came to Kentucky with a partner to establish a mercantile business. The enterprise proved successful, giving Audubon an opportunity to pursue his true passion, which was studying and painting birds."