Mahr Park Arboretum
642 Nebo Road
Madisonville KY 42431
Enjoy the quiet beauty of nature at the 265-acre farm of the late Dr. Merle and Mrs. Glema Mahr, gifted the City of Madisonville in 2009. With its rolling hills, mature trees, ponds, and a shoreline on Lake Pee Wee, the park maintains and preserves a natural environment for native birds, fish, wildlife, plants and wildflowers. Explore the park on paved trails or go off the beaten path and hike the soft trails through 40 acres of wooded landscape. Find your perfect fishing spot at one of the numerous ponds or paddle out onto 420-acre Lake Pee Wee on your canoe or kayak. Other features of the park include 18-hole and 9-hole disc golf courses, handicap accessible kayak/canoe launch, community gardens, Welcome Center within the Mahr Home, two large dog parks, and more as the park plans additional expansion.
Bike and Kayak rentals are available at the Welcome Center on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am until 5 pm. Each rental lasts 2 hours, with all equipment being returned by 5 pm.