Fall Dog Friendly Hike

A fall hike in the woods led by guide Chip Tate and your furry canine friend is welcome to attend, provided it is non-aggressive. Please pick up after your pet and retractable leads are not recommended. Meet at the Welcome Center 10 minutes prior to the hike and wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes. Insect…

Beach Blast

Lots of fun family friendly activities will be held at the beach all day long. Tie-dye t-shirts, music, and a beach volleyball tournament. The concession stand will be selling family friendly foods. For more information, call (270) 797-3421.

Moonlight Canoe and Kayak Trip

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: $15 per person. Participants must be 10+ years. Must register 1 week before the canoe trip. Six canoes…

Kayaking Under the Moon

Experience nature after dark along the shorelines from a kayak or canoe. This nighttime experience at Mahr Park Arboretum will be led by Maria Bailey. Kayaks are available to rent from Mahr Park Arboretum or you can bring your own.  Meet at the Welcome Center dressed for the weather. Call (270) 584-9017 for more information. 

BBQ 5K Run/Walk

The BBQ 5K Run/Walk is going down during the Dawson Springs BBQ Festival! This is a Timed Run with all results posted July 29. Overall Award to First M/F 5-39 yrs & 40 +yrs. Awards top three M/F Ages 5-9, 10-14, 15-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50,51-60, 61-70, 71+. The run begins at 7:30 am and goes…

Creatures of the Night Hike

Learn about the nocturnal creatures that might be seen or heard on a night hike in the woods at Mahr Park Arboretum. This guided hike will be led by Amanda Donnelly.  Meet at the Welcome Center dressed for the weather. Call (270) 584-9017 for more information. 

Moonlight Canoe and Kayak Trip

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: $15 per person. Participants must be 10+ years. Must register 1 week before the canoe trip. Six canoes…

Fun in the Sun, Summer Solstice Hike

Let’s get ready for summer and longer days while enjoying a nature hike at Mahr Park Arboretum! The Fun in the Sun, Summer Solstice Hike will be led by Maria Bailey. A summer-themed activity will follow the hike.  Meet at the Welcome Center dressed for the weather. Call (270) 584-9017 for more information. 

Fun Phone Photography Hike

The Fun Phone Photography Hike is the final hike in Mahr Park Arboretum’s Spring Hiking Series. It will be led by Kimberley Shaw and Kelly Gates. Hiking participants will have an opportunity to take pictures of nature with their phones that may be used on social media.  Meet at the Welcome Center dressed for the…

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…