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April 2019

Camper Appreciation Weekend

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - April 29 @ 12:00 pm
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road
Dawson Springs, KY United States
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In order to show campers how much Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park appreciates them, we are offering a special rate of two nights camping for the price of one! There will be a full schedule of activities beginning Friday evening. Programs will have an Arbor Day and Earth Day-oriented theme. For more information, call (270) 797-3421.

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May 2019

First Saturday of the Month Hike

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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Birding Hike at Mahr Park Arboretum

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Mahr Park Arboretum, 642 Nebo Road
Madisonville, KY United States
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Guide Beverly Carrico will lead this peak migration hike.  This is a great opportunity to view warblers, orioles, tanagers, and other songbirds.  Meet at the Welcome Center at leas 10 minutes prior to the hike and wear appropriate clothing and boots or shoes.  Bring your binoculars.

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Birding Hike at Mahr Park Arboretum

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahr Park Arboretum, 642 Nebo Road
Madisonville, KY United States
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Guides Donna Stricklin and Susie Scholze will lead this peak migration hike.  This is a great opportunity to view warblers, orioles, tanagers, and other songbirds.  Meet at the Welcome Center 10 minutes prior to the hike and wear appropriate clothing and boots or shoes.  Bring your binoculars.

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Memorial Day Beach Blast

May 25 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road
Dawson Springs, KY United States
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Lots of fun activities will be held at the beach all day long, including tie-dye shirts, music, and a beach volleyball tournament. For more information, call (270) 797-3421.

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June 2019

First Saturday of the Month Hike

June 1 @ 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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Can Biophilia Save Native Species?

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahr Park Arboretum, 642 Nebo Road
Madisonville, KY United States
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Dr. Margaret Carreiro, recently retired from the University of Louisville Biology Department, enjoys speaking to people about joining forces to contribute to the conservation of native species where they live and work, and to show why doing so is important--not only for nature, but for people. (Biophilia=a love of life and the living world.)

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Sights and Sounds of the Night

June 14 @ 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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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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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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Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission

28 Sugg Street
Madisonville, Kentucky 42431

270.821.4171
877.243.5280