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Extreme Blackberry Picking is Back at Taylor Fork Ecological Area!

Wild Blackberries Ripened

Looking for high adventure with a sweet reward?  Head to Taylor Fork Ecological Area on EKU's south campus.  Taylor Fork Ecological Area is open for blackberry picking through the first three weeks of July. 

This truly is not casual, farm-style blackberry picking.  These are wild blackberries growing amongst thick brambles.  The area has poison ivy, ticks, chiggars, and limited shade. There are no restrooms.  There are no venomous snakes. Maintain 6 ft social distancing and wear a mask when in proximity to other visitors. Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water and a container for the berries.  A long-sleeve shirt, long pants, sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat are highly recommended. 

Visitors may come pick daily between the hours of 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Be sure to close the gates as you pass through.  Do sign in at the Visitor Log when you enter the area. Google maps now has accurate directions to the area.

For more information contact; David Brown, 859-622-2283 or

Published on June 30, 2020

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