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Three rea­sons to visit John James Audubon State Park.

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1John James Audubon, the fa­mous nat­u­ral­ist and painter, ran a gen­eral store in Hen­der­son, Ken­tucky, in 1810. To­day, Audubon Mu­seum stands within the park to com­mem­o­rate his life. Check out the dis­plays of some of his orig­i­nal paint­ings and prints.

2Twenty war­bler species fill the tree­tops with cheery songs in spring and sum­mer. There’s even a hik­ing trail at the park named for them—war­bler Road. Ex­pect to see species such as yel­low-throated, Ken­tucky, pro­thono­tary and north­ern parula.

3Stroll along the board­walk to ex­plore some of the 649 acres of gor­geous Audubon Wet­lands. The board­walk trail is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble to vis­i­tors with lim­ited mo­bil­ity. When you visit, watch for the ac­tive bald ea­gle nest and heron rook­ery.

John James Audubon is known for de­tailed wa­ter­col­ors, like this tun­dra swan.

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