Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Float trips by sunset, adventure racing in the Bluegrass set for 4th weekend in August
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Canoe trips and adventure racing are on the calendar for the weekend of Aug. 25-26 in Kentucky.
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is holding a guided sunset canoe trip on Aug. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. CDT. Guests will be able to enjoy one of the scenic bays on the Lake Barkley side of Land Between the Lakes. Paddlers will have an opportunity to see some wildlife such as osprey, heron and songbirds while enjoying the memorable views of the lake.
The cost for the canoe trip is $25, which includes the price of the canoe rental. Reservations are required. Call 270-924-2020 to register and for additional information. Those wanting to canoe on their own at Land Between the Lakes can rent canoes from Energy Lake Campground and the Woodlands Nature Station for $10 per hour. To learn more about all the opportunities for adventure at Land Between the Lakes, visit the website at www.lbl.org.
The Bluegrass Challenge Adventure Race will also be held Aug. 25. Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass in Versailles is bringing this exciting new adventure race to central Kentucky. Adventure racing is a team-based competition in which the competitors must hike, bike and paddle through various checkpoints to earn points and complete the course in the allotted time.
Registration is required to compete in the Bluegrass Adventure Race Challenge, and may be completed online for $50 per competitor at www.lacbg.com, or the morning of the race for $60 per competitor. There are multiple divisions for teams, including: female, male, coed and family. Registration begins at 8 a.m. EDT Saturday, and the racing begins at 9 a.m. Family and friends coming to watch will get in for free, so invite plenty of supporters.
To find information about all of the outdoor opportunities and locations, as well as a calendar of events happening all across Kentucky, visit the Office of Adventure Tourism’s website at www.getoutky.com. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/KYOutdoorAdventure, and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kyadventures!