Mahr Park Arboretum

Contact Details

place642 Nebo Rd., Madisonville, KY 42431


Enjoy the quiet beauty of nature at the 265-acre farm of the late Dr. Merle and Mrs. Glema Mahr, gifted the City of Madisonville in 2009. With its rolling hills, mature trees, ponds, and a shoreline on Lake Pee Wee, the park maintains and preserves a natural environment for native birds, fish, wildlife, plants and wildflowers. Explore the park on paved trails or go off the beaten path and hike the soft trails through 40 acres of wooded landscape. Find your perfect fishing spot at one of the numerous ponds or paddle out onto 420-acre Lake Pee Wee on your canoe or kayak. Other features of the park include 18-hole and 9-hole disc gold courses, handicap accessible kayak/canoe launch, community gardens, Welcome Center within the Mahr Home, and more as the park plans additional expansion.


Bike and Kayak rentals are available at the Welcome Center on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am until 5 pm. Rentals last for 2 hours. It is $5 to rent a bike, $20 to rent a single sit-in kayak, and $30 to rent a double sit-in kayak.

Days Times
Monday 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm