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Paddle for a Purpose

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2022

Join us Sunday, September 25 through Sunday, October 30, 2022, as we paddle the length of the Lower Kentucky River. This is a flat-water paddle which will highlight the scenic beauty of Kentucky River. You will view everything from large limestone cliffs to rolling river fieldsbald eagle nests and muskrat workings, and historic bridges and communities. We will also Lock Through 4 river locks. 

Each Sunday we will paddle a different section of the river, from Frankfort to Carrollton. 

Each section of the river will include a 4-to-6-mile paddle on the Kentucky River, riverside discussions with local experts about topics such as local history, bourbon on the river, mussels in the river, aquatic life of the lower Kentucky, etc. 

All necessary equipment and shuttle services are provided. Refreshments and snack bags will be made available at each event, and community celebrations, including food trucks, live music, educational booths and more, will occur after the events in Frankfort and Carrollton. All proceeds go directly to the Woods and Waters Land Trust.


$50.00 per person – PER EVENT

(this is in a rental canoe or kayak, and if you bring your own vessel)


$250.00 per person – ALL 6 SUNDAYS

(this is in a rental canoe or kayak, and if you bring your own vessel)


Leg #1 – September 25

Put In: Lee’s Landing (Frankfort, KY)

Take Out: Riverview Park (Frankfort, KY)

Leg #2 – October 2

Put In: Kentucky River Campground (Frankfort, KY)

Take Out: Stillwater Campground (Frankfort, KY)

Leg #3 – October 9

Put In: Engelman Farm (Monterey, KY)

Take Out: Engelman Farm (Monterey, KY)

Leg #4 – October 16

Put In: Blue Wing Landing (Owenton, KY)

Take Out: Gratz Ramp (Gratz, KY)

Leg #5 – October 23

Put In: Twin Eagle Ramp (Perry Park, KY)

Take Out: Eagle Creek Resort (Worthville, KY)

Leg #6 – October 30

Put In: Below Lock & Dam #1 (Carrollton, KY)

Take Out: Point Park (Carrollton, KY)




September 25
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Canoe Kentucky


KY United States + Google Map
Frankfort Public Art

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission
300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102
Frankfort, KY 40601