park recreation kentuckyRecreation

If you love the outdoors, then Northwest Kentucky has just what you are looking for! This area is home to countless municipal parks, state parks, wildlife areas, wetlands and woodlands. Camping, hiking, fishing and hunting opportunities are abundant, including great waterfowl and whitetail deer hunting. In an area bounded by rivers, there are boating opportunities everywhere.

Golfers can find ten courses in the four-county Northwest Kentucky area, plus another 30 in nearby Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois communities. All sorts of sports leagues for young people and adults keep area athletes swinging, shooting and scoring. Running and bicycling events are popular and staged regularly throughout the area.

fishing in kentucky parkFor live spectator sports, nothing beats a day at the races. Ellis Park in Henderson offers live thoroughbred racing in the summer and simulcasting nearly year round. Additionally, minor league sports and college athletics are available in nearby Evansville, Ind.

Only slightly farther afield, outdoors lovers can explore the sprawling Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois and a two-hour drive puts fishermen on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, home to some of the best bass fishing in the nation.

Learn more about the area's endlesss recreational opportunities.

Kyndle would like to thank The Gleaner and Union County First for the use of images throughout this site.