Outdoors

First Day Hike: Monthly Hiking Series

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host a guided hike the 1st Saturday of every month! All hikes will meet in the lodge lobby. Hike times and trails will vary per month. Some hikes will require hikers to drive to another location on the neighboring Pennyrile State Forest or nearby Wildlife Management Areas.  Dress for the weather and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick. This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park’s gift shop. The hike is free and will last approximately two hours. Hikes will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or hazardous weather/driving conditions. For more information about the hike contact the recreation coordinator at [email protected] or 270-797-3421.

Nature Fest at Jeffers Bend

Join the community for Nature Fest – a family event for health and wellness – held annually at Jeffers Bend! With activities ranging from a walk in the woods with master gardeners, to canoe tours on the lake, to a nature carnival with prizes, to storytelling and more . . . there’s tons of fun to be had by all!

Jeffers Bend is located on Metcalfe Lane, just off the intersection with North Main Street. Admission includes events, activities, and parking.
Admission – $10 per car | Active Duty Military with ID – Free | First Responders with ID – Free | $15 per bus (up to 25 people) | $30 per bus (26+ people)

For more information, call 270-885-5600 or 270-886-6719.

 

Tie Breaker Aquatic Center Doggie Dip

Tie Breaker Aquatic Center is going to the dogs!  It’s the second annual “Doggie Dip” event from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Bring your favorite pooch.  It is their time to splash around at Tie Breaker.  (The park is closed for the season for people, so it is Doggie Dip time.)  Admission is $5.00 to let your favorite canine have an afternoon of waterpark fun.  No owners in the pool, just the dogs!  For more information and rules about Tie Breaker’s year-end Doggie Dip, visit www.tiebreakerpark.com, or follow Tie Breaker on Facebook.

Here are some rules and other information:
• Waiver must be completed at the gate prior to admission.
• Dogs only allowed in the pool.
• Humans may enter up to ankle depth, only for emergency.
• Slides are closed for the day.
• Rubber inner tubes not allowed in the pool.
• Canine life jackets provided by owners only at own risk.
• No inflatable rafts or toys allowed.
• Aggressive dogs not controlled by owners will be asked to leave.
• Dogs to be on leash entering and exiting water park.
• Please pick up after your dog – Mutt Mitts provided upon request.