Outdoors

First Saturday Hike: Monthly Hiking Series – at Pennyrile Forest

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. Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park’s gift shop.

This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. 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 Pennyrile Forest’s recreation coordinator at [email protected] or 270-797-3421.

First Saturday Hike: Monthly Hiking Series – at Pennyrile Forest

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. Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park’s gift shop.

This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. 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 Pennyrile Forest’s recreation coordinator at [email protected] or 270-797-3421.

First Saturday Hike: Monthly Hiking Series – at Pennyrile Forest

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. Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park’s gift shop.

This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. 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 Pennyrile Forest’s recreation coordinator at [email protected] or 270-797-3421.

National Public Land’s Day – at Pennyrile Forest

Bring your family, friends, students, or co-workers to spend the day outdoors giving back to your community by pulling invasive species, maintaining trails, picking up trash, and more. Your work will help ensure that Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will continue to be a beautiful place for all to enjoy!

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.

Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K

The Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K is BACK! Once again sponsored, respectively, by Planters Bank and Jennie Stuart Health, the 2nd Annual Hoptown Half & 5K is a joint road race through Hopkinsville, Kentucky, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

The course starts in downtown Hoptown, shows off beautiful residential areas, winds through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown, via our popular Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail.

Half marathon and 5K runner packages include a beautiful medal and comfortable long sleeve moisture-wicking performance shirt. Come experience the beauty and charm of west Kentucky scenery and hospitality in Hopkinsville — or “Hoptown,” as we call it — this fall. Last year’s inaugural race drew 632 participants from 16 different states.

A portion of the race proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Challenge House, while honoring the memory of late Hopkinsville Mayor Wally Bryan. A one-mile “Wally’s Walkers” division will also be available. View all registration options at HoptownHalf.com.

Race starting line is at 1001 S. Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville. A pre-race expo (including advance packet pick-up) will be held Friday, Sept. 18 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville.

For more information, visit HoptownHalf.com or call 270-887-4290.

Hoptown Half & 5K Expo

Come pick up your race packet (including your official race bib), race shirt, and visit with a slew of running vendors, all on September 18, 2020, at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville. The Expo will run from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, giving runners/walkers the chance to beat the crowd and enjoy some fellowship the night before the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K. We look forward to seeing you there!

First Saturday Hike: Monthly Hiking Series – at Pennyrile Forest

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. Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park’s gift shop.

This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. 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 Pennyrile Forest’s recreation coordinator at [email protected] or 270-797-3421.

Casey’s Concert Series presents Hot Dancin’

What could be better than spending a summer night with great friends, great music and great food! Hot Dancin’ returns to Casey Jones Distillery on Saturday, September 5th!

Get ready to dance with favorite pop, rock, soul & country music. Bring a lawn chair or yard blanket, friends and family, and enjoy the show. Family friendly event. Food Truck on site. Tours and tastings 10:00 am-6:00 pm.