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!

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 for $25 per participant. 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.

Splash Day at Christian Way Farm

Splish splash fun day at Christian Way! Saturday, August 22nd we’re offering a water day at Christian Way. We’ll have the purple crush giant water slide on-site with large splash pool (10 AM – 6 PM), bubble stations, kiddie pools and more water fun to keep kids of all ages entertained all day!

This special day is included with regular farm or farm + mini golf combo admission. Learn more about our pricing at https://christianwayfarm.com/pricing/.

Every day is water day on our farm themed mini golf course! Play nine rounds on Splash Day and see if you can keep the ball out of the water features throughout the course. If you can’t, you’ll enjoy that extra splash!

Our usual farm activities will still be going on Splash Day, so join us to spend a relaxing day outdoors. Feed and pet farm animals from corn you grind yourself, take a ride on the lawnmower train, play in the corn truck (it’s the corn equivalent of a giant sandbox!), or simply enjoy the wide open spaces to run and play.

Christian Way Farm and Mini Golf features a playground, Gaga ball, a tricycle arena for friendly competitions(made out of hay!), giant Scrabble & giant Jenga. For the historian or farm equipment aficionado, come learn about equipment that dates back to the early 1900’s.

Have a picnic or enjoy pizza and wings from the Christian Way Cafe. And don’t leave without stopping by the country store for toys and unique gifts. Christian Way Farm is a place to enjoy the outdoors and participate in fun farm activities with the family. We look forward to seeing you!

FInd out more, visit https://christianwayfarm.com/plan-your-event/splash-day/.

Event subject to change – please refer to christianwayfarm.com for updated information.

Moonlight Canoe Trip – at Pennyrile Forest

Enjoy a Moonlight Canoe Trip at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park!

Canoe trip participants will use the almost full moon to guide them over the water to see what creatures are using the lake. Trips will last about 2 hours on the water. Bring water, bug spray, and flashlight. Fee: $15/person.

Participants must be 10+ years. Must register 1 week before the canoe trip. Six canoes are available. Groups may schedule their own personal trip on other dates close to the full moon.