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Lace up those hiking shoes and get ready! We've got miles of planned hiking activities in store this year.



Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park 'First Day Hike: Monthly Hiking Series'

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host a guided hike the 1st of January. Hikers will meet in the lodge lobby. Some hikes will require hikers to drive to another location on the neighboring Pennyrile State Forest or nearby Wildlife Management Areas.

This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. The hikes are free and will last approximately two hours. Hikes will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or hazardous weather/driving conditions. For more information about the hike contact the park naturalist at rebeccae.clark@ky.gov or call 1-800-325-1711.

The planned date:

January 01, 2017: Noon


Barren River Lake State Resort Park 'Second Saturday Hike'


Barren River Lake State Resort Park will host its Second Saturday Hike on Jan. 14, 2017. The hike starts at 10 a.m. (CST) and will depart from the lobby of the lodge. No reservations are necessary to participate in Second Saturday Hikes. Sturdy, comfortable footwear is strongly suggested. Not recommended for children under 5. For more information contact Ashley Wilson, ashley.wilson@ky.gov or call the lodge at call 270-646-2151.


Lake Barkley State Resort Park 'Second Saturday Hike'

Lake Barkley State Resort Park will kick off 2017 with the return of 2nd Saturday Hikes on Jan. 14.  The focus of January’s hike will be winter adaptations. The hike will introduce participants to the various traits, characteristics, and behaviors that allow plants and animals to survive the winter season in western Kentucky.  

The hike starts at 10 a.m. (CST) and will depart from the lobby of the lodge. No reservations are necessary to participate in Second Saturday Hikes. Please dress for the weather. Sturdy, comfortable footwear is strongly suggested.
 
Families and individuals can enjoy other entertainment and lodging opportunities at the park. Lake Barkley State Resort Park is the largest state resort park in Kentucky and features a lodge, cottages, the Windows on the Water Restaurant, a seasonal campground, 18-hole golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, marina, fishing, tennis courts, hiking trails, gift shop, and recreational and nature programming.  

The park is located at 3500 State Park Road in Cadiz.  From I-24, take the Highway 68 exit west toward Cadiz.
For more information contact David Kem, david.kem@ky.gov  or call the lodge at call 1-800-325-0057.