Summer Solstice Night Hike

Join us on Saturday, June 18, 2022 as we celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The summer solstice occurs when one of Earth’s poles has it’s maximum tilt toward the sun! On this hike you will learn about the science of the summer solstice and experience a guided hike as the…

Pennyrile Forest: National Trails Day Hike

Come celebrate National Trails Day at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. The park naturalist will be leading a night hike on the golf course path. We will see what kind of creatures enjoy the night time! Come see what critter you can see and hear on this fun hike. Approximately 1 mile long and about…

Weekend Picks: June 3rd-5th

There is always something exciting happening in Madisonville- Hopkins County! Whether it’s a festival, a concert, an art exhibit, or connecting with the outdoors, you’ll find several enticing activities on our calendar.  Check out this weekends top picks! Martina McBride in Concert June 3 @ 7:00 pm Hopkins County Veterans Memorial (N. Main St. Madisonville)…

Tree Exploration Hike

Celebrate Earth Day by learning all about trees at the Arboretum! Kentucky Division of Forestry will help guide us as we learn about the importance of trees and how we can be good stewards of the land. The foresters will offer one-on-one questions for the participants. The hike is sure to be engaging and informative!…

Spring Discovery Hike

Explore the Arboretum as the first signs of spring appear! Discover the budding plants and trees. Become one with nature as you take in the beautiful sounds of chirping birds. Meet us at the Mahr Welcome Center to begin our unique journey!

Weekend Picks: March 18th-20th

There is always something exciting happening in Madisonville- Hopkins County! Whether it’s a festival, a concert, an art exhibit, or connecting with the outdoors, you’ll find several enticing activities on our calendar.  Check out this weekends top picks! Spring Bouquet Paint Party Friday, March 18 @ 6pm Kentucky Movers & Makers Grab your friends and…

Winter Trekking Hike at Mahr Park

Join us for a winter park experience at the beautiful Mahr Park Arboretum!  Closed-toe shoes and appropriate winter gear are recommended.

First Day Hike

Pennyrile is hosting a free guided first-day hike to kick off the new year! Meet in front of the Lodge at noon on January 1st, to hike the Lake Trail (~2.75 miles). Pets on leashes are welcome!

Bark About Hike

Join hike leaders Michael Meadows and Chip Tate as we explore the forest with our furry friends.Safety is always our first priority at Mahr Park Arboretum, so we ask all dog owners to keep their dogs on a 6-8′ leash. If you use a reel leash, please keep your fur-baby close during the hike to…

National Dog Walking Day Hike

The final hike in Mahr Park Arboretum’s Winter Family Hike series. The National Dog Walking Day Hike will be led by Chip Tate. Dogs aren’t normally allowed on the Family Nature Hikes; not because they aren’t loved or wanted, but because not everyone is comfortable around dogs. This hike is dedicated to our best fur…