Nestled in the industrial side of Lexington is the 26-acre McConnell Springs. This oasis has been celebrated by locals and is definitely worthy of the praise. A beautiful pocket of woods and walking trails, along with some educational material, McConnell Springs is a nice break without driving far from the city center.
We got here about 9:30 in the morning on a Sunday. We were the first to arrive but while we were getting out of the car, another two vehicles showed up. I am writing this then as it relates to a pretty quiet morning at the Springs. I assume that other times of the day and week this place is much more busy.
There is a visitor’s center with, what I assume, a lot of educational opportunities. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1-5. Trails are open from dawn to dusk.
You’ve gotten to the bottom of this post and I know what you’re thinking: Where are the pictures of the Final Sink?!! I mentioned the other car that pulled up after us before… well they walk faster than I do and decided to have a portrait session while standing where the water flows back underground. While they were an attractive group, I didn’t want to post their pictures without their permission, and I don’t speak Italian.