Great Ohio River Odyssey 2018
Sep
23
7:00 AM07:00

Great Ohio River Odyssey 2018

The Great Ohio River Odyssey is coming back again in 2018! Paddlers will have the opportunity to take on three unique courses on waterways (The Ohio River and Harrods Creek) in the Greater Louisville Area: The Westport to Downtown Louisville 22 Mile Race, 7 Mile Captains Quarters to Downtown Open Race, & the Harrods Creek Run 2.5 Mile Run. 

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 No Business 100 Trail Ultra
Oct
13
6:00 AM06:00

No Business 100 Trail Ultra

  • 27 Bridge Street Stearns, KY, 42647 United States (map)
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The No Business Hundred is a trail endurance race that begins and ends at the abandoned coal mining town, Blue Heron, just east of Stearns, KY. The course is a single 100 mile loop that traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area across the state line into Tennessee and back on some of the oldest trails in the southeast.

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Explore Kentucky's Ancient Forest (Fall 2018)
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Explore Kentucky's Ancient Forest (Fall 2018)

  • 4294 State Highway 840 Wallins Creek, KY, 40873 United States (map)
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We're excited to announce we're partnering up Kentucky Natural Lands Trust for the third year in a row to host a weekend of guided hikes at Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve led by the KNLT's Stewardship Director, Preston Lacy and EKI Founder, Gerry Seavo James

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Expedition Frankfort: Run | Bike | Paddle
Nov
17
7:00 AM07:00

Expedition Frankfort: Run | Bike | Paddle

The Great Ohio River Odyssey is coming back again in 2018! Paddlers will have the opportunity to take on three unique courses on waterways (The Ohio River and Harrods Creek) in the Greater Louisville Area: The Westport to Downtown Louisville 22 Mile Race, 7 Mile Captains Quarters to Downtown Open Race, & the Harrods Creek Run 2.5 Mile Run. 

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The 8th Annual Blue Heron Ghost Train
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

The 8th Annual Blue Heron Ghost Train

September is a great time to come enjoy traditional storytelling at the Big South Fork Scenic Railway.

Join the railway for their annual Blue Heron Ghost Train storytelling event. 
Take the Big South Fork Scenic Railway to the abandoned coal-mining camp or arrive by car. The train will depart from the Stearns Depot at 7:00 p.m. and head into the gorge before arriving at the Blue Heron Museum

Park staff and volunteers will lead groups of visitors in the darkness of night by only the flickers of lanterns to local storytellers. They, through the age-old tradition of the spoken word, will share their traditional tales from around the region with you. 

For information on riding the train please contact the Big South Fork Scenic Railway at 1 (800) 462-5664 or visit their website at www.bsfsry.com. There is a fee to ride this round-trip excursion and reservations are recommended. 

Those who prefer to attend this event for free may drive their own vehicles to this activity and may follow the directional signs from Stearns via KY HWYs 92W and 1651S to 742W. Blue Heron Mining Community is located approximately 12 miles from Stearns, KY at the end of HWY 742W. Free parking is available. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase at the concession stand.

The annual Blue Heron Ghost Train is sponsored by Big South Fork in operation with the Big South Fork Scenic Railway, McCreary County Library, and the McCreary County Performing Arts Council.

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Kayaks for K9s
Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

Kayaks for K9s

Red River Adventure is hosting the first ever Kayaks for K9s event, on National Dog Day, August 26th 2018, in the Red River Gorge, to raise awareness for homeless/shelter pets.
RRA is asking all of our customers to bring donations of supplies to help support the Wolfe County and Menifee County animal shelters!

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Carter Caves SRP: Natural Bridge $5 Rappel
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Carter Caves SRP: Natural Bridge $5 Rappel

Natural Bridge on Rappel. Cost $5. We will strap you in for a ride to remember as you drop down into Natural Bridge. For your safety and comfort, there is a weight limit of 250 lbs, however, you must also fit in the harness per manufactures' safety guidelines. $5 per person

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Paddle The Palisades
Jul
14
11:30 AM11:30

Paddle The Palisades

Paddle the Palisades is a new long distance paddlesports race associated with the Asbury University Center for Adventure Leadership's KR255. This event is designed to introduce people to the concept of the KR255 without the time commitment. Rather than paddle the entire Kentucky River with its 14 portages, racers will only go 30 miles with one portage. 

Paddle the Palisades is the fifth event of The Explore Kentucky Initiative's 2018 Kentucky Waterman Series, a series of paddlesports race event that happen all around the commonwealth.

Register: www.paddleguru.com/races/PaddlethePalisades

HOST: Asbury Adventure Leadership School & The Explore Kentucky Initiative 

BOTTOM OUT RISK: No

Hazard: Portage required

BODY OF WATER: Kentucky River

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The Lovely Laurel River Lake Paddle Blast 2018
Jul
7
7:00 AM07:00

The Lovely Laurel River Lake Paddle Blast 2018

The Lovely Laurel River Lake Paddle Blast returns as part of theKentucky Waterman Series with 3 awesome courses; the 2.5 mile Round the Island Fun Race, 6 Mile LL Open Race, and the 10 Mile LL Open Race. All races launch from the spillway beach at picturesque Laurel River Lake within the Daniel Boone National Forest. This year the Paddle Blast is proud to be apart of the Southern Stoke Paddle Series, a long running series of SUP races that take place around the Southeast.

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3rd Annual Totally Tubular Tube-A-Thon
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

3rd Annual Totally Tubular Tube-A-Thon

Kentucky for Kentucky’s 3rd annual Totally Tubular Tube-A-Thon – June 2nd 2018! Grab all your friends and meet up at Still Waters Campground near Frankfort, KY for a legendary day and evening packed with Kentucky-bred live music, food, drinks, and fun on the water. The campground is perfectly situated along a horseshoe bend in the creek, allowing for lap after lap of awesome tubing action along a beautiful, mellow section of the Elkhorn

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Beaver Creek Stream Clean Up
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Beaver Creek Stream Clean Up

Come take part in an innovative project: a stream corridor clean-up and creation of a blueway trail along Beaver Creek, a tributary of the Barren River that flows through Glasgow and greater Barren County! You're invited to hike or paddle to help clean up the stream corridor as we prepare for the launch of the initial portion of the trail, a 3 mile stretch that runs from Glasgow's VFW Club to the Beaver Trail Park. The resulting blueway trail is a community investment that will positively impact public health, stream ecology, and generate ecotourism for now and future generations to come.   

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Bluegrass River Run & 2018 Kentucky Waterman Series Kick Off Party
May
12
7:00 AM07:00

Bluegrass River Run & 2018 Kentucky Waterman Series Kick Off Party

The Bluegrass River Run is back again in its second year. This will be the second event of the 2018 Kentucky Waterman Seriesand our first down river race/float of the year; making it a perfect way to start the season. Paddlers will blast off from Kentucky State Park's Fort Boonesborough State Park, the start of beautiful 100 mile + palisades (canyon) section of the Kentucky River that flows through the heart of the Bluegrass region.

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Explore Kentucky's Ancient Forest
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Explore Kentucky's Ancient Forest

  • 4294 State Highway 840 Wallins Creek, KY, 40873 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're excited to announce we're partnering up Kentucky Natural Lands Trust for the third year in a row to host a weekend of guided hikes at Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve led by the KNLT's Stewardship Director, Preston Lacy and EKI Director, Gerry Seavo James.

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