Get Outside and Enjoy the Parks and Outdoor Spaces in the Kentucky 1-71 Corridor

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21 Jul 2022


July is Parks and Recreation Month and the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. It’s also an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the amazing natural resources in Kentucky’s 1-71 Corridor. There are so many beautiful outdoor spaces where residents can go for a walk, ride their bikes, have a picnic, or throw the ball around with their kids. These parks, trails, and meeting spots have a special place in our history and in the memories of those who call our area home. 

Where to Go in the Kentucky 1-71 Corridor

Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to spend time outside in the Kentucky 1-71 Corridor, with many outdoor recreation opportunities available in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, and Owen counties. From aquatic centers to golf courses, there’s so much to do so get out there today and enjoy the beautiful scenery here in Kentucky's I-71 corridor.

In Oldham County, there are multiple parks with covered picnic shelters and restrooms, walking trails, three playgrounds with newly installed equipment, an 18-hole disc golf course, and two dog parks. There’s a lake for fishing and a boat ramp provides access to the Ohio River.

Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department maintains some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces for enjoying the summer weather,” shared Gary Parsons, Director of Parks, Oldham County Parks, and Recreation. 

“We have miles of walking trails across our five parks, both paved and natural, with plenty of benches for pausing to enjoy the view. Look for newly resurfaced tennis courts, pickleball and basketball courts, and softball fields, as well,” said Parsons, adding, “we encourage you to come to life in Oldham County – come to the parks!”

Carroll County is home to the expansive General Butler State Park which has hiking, biking, birding, boating, and mini golf, as well as a lodge, restaurant, and historic home. There’s lodging, too if you want to visit for the weekend or the week.

In Caroll County, there was a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Ohio River Recreation Trail, made possible by the Ohio River Way. The organization’s vision is to create land and water trails connecting the natural riches and vibrant communities of the Ohio River while boosting the economies of Ohio River communities from Portsmouth, Ohio, to West Point, Kentucky. The Ohio River Way is also dedicated to building partnerships that promote safe, healthy outdoor recreation; education; and tourism.

“We have the outdoor amenities available whether you are a hiker, a biker, a boater, or a golfer. We also have a full schedule of events, including a range of outdoor sports and concerts. We have something for everyone here in the I-71 Corridor,” shared Matt Adkins, Executive Director of Kentucky I-71 Economic Development Alliance (KIEDA)

KIEDA is here to help your company locate or relocate here in the Kentucky I-71 Corridor!

Find out about the incredible recreational opportunities in the counties of Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, and Owen and why they are great places to live and work! Contact KIEDA today to learn more about the advantages of locating in the I-71 Corridor.

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