Project Green: Romantic hike for your eco-friendly Valentine


Posted on February 1, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 1 at 6:58 PM

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching with flowers, candy, dinner and diamonds as your typical gifts. 

But WHAS11’s Chief Meteorologist Monty Webb found a greener alternative to give to your Valentine this year.

If you're tired of all the consumerism surrounding this holiday, the Metro Parks Department is offering a romantic candle-lit hike through the Jefferson Memorial Forrest.

 “It's an experience you're giving your love one.  The gift of nature and the skyline of Louisville and the stars and the sky.  All things that lovers promise each other,” said Tonya Swan, Public Education Coordinator.

The hike is about 3/4 of a mile and takes about 45 minutes to walk.

“This is the beginning of the trail and we guide couples on a little way and then a section of the trail they hike alone is candle-lit.“

Swan says the light on the trails, “depends on the moon and cloud cover.  But generally very little.  That's why we encourage people to bring flashlights.”

She says the hike is, “a nice easy stroll more than a hike.  It is and that's so couples of all abilities and levels of physical fitness can enjoy it.

After the hike the romantic Manor House awaits with Valentine surprises.

Desserts and in the other fireplace room they will be showing a romantic comedy.

For $25; where else can you get a candle-lit hike, dessert, hot coffee and a movie?

This is the 7th year for the hike, and is on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th at 7:30 p.m. for more information and to register call 502-368-5404.