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June 2019

Moonlight Canoe and Kayak Trip

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road
Dawson Springs, KY United States
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We will use the almost full moon to guide us 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: $25 per boat or only $10 if you bring your own canoe or kayak. Participants must be 10+ years. Please register 1 week before the trip by emailing [email protected]

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Sights and Sounds of the Night

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahr Park Arboretum, 642 Nebo Road
Madisonville, KY United States
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Kids love these nocturnal adventures! Not only does nighttime hiking mean staying up past bedtime, but the thrill of something special awaits. Roasting hot dogs and marshmallows is also included in this event. Hike is suitable for ages 5-9. 

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Sights and Sounds of the Night

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mahr Park Arboretum, 642 Nebo Road
Madisonville, KY United States
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Hiking at night make even the most familiar of trails exciting and new again. It's also a chance to see (or at least hear) new animals. Roasting hot dogs and marshmallows included with this event. Hike is suitable for ages 10 years old and up.

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Tree the Trail 5K

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mahr Park Arboretum, 642 Nebo Road
Madisonville, KY United States
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Help us "Tree the Trail" at the first ever walk/run event at Mahr Park Arboretum. Commemorative t-shirts are available, chip timing, overall and age group awards, and a kids dash. Dibby's Ice Cream truck will also be on-location. Register at: www.TreeTheTrail5K.com. Presented by: Old National Wealth Management.

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July 2019

Beach Blast

July 5 @ 10:00 am - July 7 @ 6:00 pm
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road
Dawson Springs, KY United States
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Lots of fun, family-friendly activities will be held at the beach all day long. Make tie-dye t-shirts, enjoy music, and play in the beach volleyball tournament. For more information, call (270) 797-3421.

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First Saturday of the Month Hike

July 6 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road
Dawson Springs, KY United States
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Free

The Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park naturalist will lead a free hike on the first Saturday of each month. Winter hikes will focus on rock formations, sunsets, and landscapes glistening with ice and snow. Enjoy native wildflowers blooming during the spring hikes and take a break from the heat during evening summer hikes. Don't miss the fall hikes to see the changing color of the forest.Hikes vary from half-mile to 3-miles, with easy to moderate terrain. Wear proper clothing and…

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August 2019

First Saturday of the Month Hike

August 3 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road
Dawson Springs, KY United States
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Free

The Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park naturalist will lead a free hike on the first Saturday of each month. Winter hikes will focus on rock formations, sunsets, and landscapes glistening with ice and snow. Enjoy native wildflowers blooming during the spring hikes and take a break from the heat during evening summer hikes. Don't miss the fall hikes to see the changing color of the forest.Hikes vary from half-mile to 3-miles, with easy to moderate terrain. Wear proper clothing and…

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Monarchs in Mexico: Flowers in the Air

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahr Park Arboretum, 642 Nebo Road
Madisonville, KY United States
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Tavia Cathcart Brown, Executive Director of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, Ky., is a highly-regarded lecturer, educator, writer, and photographer. Tavia shares her love for plants and butterflies at every opportunity and will share her recent trip to Mexico where the Monarch butterflies winters. She is also the host, writer, and garden consultant of KET's "Kentucky's Secret Garden."

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11th Annual Madisonville Disc Golf Open

August 10 - August 11
Madisonville City Park, 755 City Park Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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PDGA  A-tier pro and am; 3 rounds of 18 holes;  POOL A:Pro and Advanced: 2 rounds at Mahr Park  and One round at City Park; POOL B:Intermediate, Recreational, and Jr Divisions will play 2 rounds at City Park  and one at Mahr Park Arboretum; Limit of 72 pro and Advanced players in Pool A;  Limit of 72 am players in Pool B Over $3000 cash added to pros;  Great amateur players package;  Big amateur payout to 50% in each division; Registration Opens early 2019

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Beach Blast

August 31 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 6:00 pm
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road
Dawson Springs, KY United States
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Lots of fun, family-friendly activities will be held at the beach all day long. Make tie-dye t-shirts, enjoy music, and play in the beach volleyball tournament. For more information, call (270) 797-3421.

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Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission

28 Sugg Street
Madisonville, Kentucky 42431

270.821.4171
877.243.5280