Paddle our Green & Nolin Rivers Blueway, the first and only designated National Water Trail in Kentucky! Located predominantly within Mammoth Cave National Park and Edmonson County, including the Nolin Lake Tailwater, this navigable waterway spans 36 miles with 7 public access sites that offer camping, picnic shelters, public restrooms, wildlife observation, fishing, hiking, and information signage. With an astounding ecological significance, gentle waters, and an abundance of wildlife, a trip down the Blueway is good for the soul.
An expansive system of trails and waterways throughout Edmonson County helps connect you to a wide variety of outdoor adventures for the entire family, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, camping, golfing, and ATVs. Brownsville, the county seat, is located in the valley and banks of the Green River and was awarded Trail Town status in 2019, further connecting the trails to our town. Mammoth Cave's backcountry, and its miles of equine and hiking trails are Brownsville's backyard. We'll see you out on the trails!
Green & Nolin Rivers Blueway Trail
Double J Stables & Campground
Offering the best trail riding experience by keeping groups small and adding in personalization for your riding needs. The only riding stable authorized by Mammoth Cave National Park to take you on the trails inside the park, and because of this, your entire ride is on the horse trails inside beautiful Mammoth Cave National Park.
Edmonson County Saddle Club
This saddle club is an expansive space where the community comes together to celebrate all types of events, but specializes in hosting various horse shows throughout the year.
Green & Nolin Rivers Blueway Trail
Located predominantly within Mammoth Cave National Park and Edmonson County, including the Nolin Lake Tailwater, this navigable waterway spans 36 miles with 7 public access sites. There are 18 trips available down the Blueway rivers, so grab your paddle, life jacket, and bring your kayak or canoe for an epic adventure on the river!
US Bike Route 23
A north-south United States Bicycle Route where the route in Kentucky covers 108.7 miles. Within Kentucky the route is named the Cave Country Bike Tour and the northernmost portion of the route runs along the eastern portion of the TransAmerica Trail’s Mammoth Cave Loop route.
Brier Creek Camping
Family-Oriented Campground that welcomes dogs! Located 30 seconds from Nolin Lake State Park, where you can dock your boat or swim at the beach. We also offer luxury boat rentals.
Bee Happy Campground
Offering year-round, seasonal, nightly, weekly, and monthly RV spots. Offers water and 30/50 amp electric at the site, a dump station, gravel spots, a picnic table, and a fire pit. Pet friendly! Remember, home is where you park it!
Double J Stables & Campground
Offers sites with water and electric, as well as rustic sites. Offers stalls, turn out area, picketing or pens for your horses.
Mammoth Cave Horse Camp
Electric and water access at every campground. Modern, clean and comfortable showers, restrooms, and large covered 10×12 stalls for the horses.
Mammoth Cave National Park
Offers three frontcountry campgrounds, 13 designated campsites or river camping options, all camping in the park requires a permit.
167 sites, 81 with electric and water hookup. Two sites have been adapted for disabled capabilities. Flush toilets and shower houses. Campsites are located along the shoreline.
Noble Pine Cabins & Horse Camp
Accommodations for horse campers, general campers, cabin campers, and a glamping tent experience! Located 800 feet from Mammoth Cave National Park’s Lincoln Trailhead, stables are located close to campsites, so you can check on horses easily. Newly renovated bathrooms!
300 U.S. Army Corp maintained campsites on water’s edge.
Nolin Lake State Park
Offers 32 campsites with water and electricity and 27 primitive sites. A playground is located nearby. Three sites have been adapted for disabled capabilities. Pets are allowed if restrained.
WATER ACTIVITIES / SPORTS
Green River Canoeing and Kayaking
Green River Canoeing and Kayaking offers an exciting variety of local canoe and kayak trips, ranging from three hours to two nights or more.
C & L Paylake and Bait Shop
Well-stocked lake in the middle of Brownsville where they treat you like family! Home of the Biggest Catfish Tournament. Open ALWAYS in rain or shine!
Watercraft rentals such as Pontoons and luxury Pontoons, rustic cabin rentals tucked away in a scenic area just off the shores of beautiful Nolin Lake, slip rentals of all sizes and a marina full of supplies and groceries.
Po' Boy Airboat Rides
Fun for the whole family while taking in the beautiful scenery from your thrilling ride on the Airboat Slime Time!
Features a large Pro Shop with a complete line of archery equipment and 14 indoor shooting lanes. Come as a customer and leave as a friend.
Chalybeate Springs Sports Complex
Softball/baseball fields, meeting room, playground, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, 27-hole disc golf course, picnic shelter, horseshoe pits, walking trail.
Park Mammoth Golf Club
Ranked the #3 Best New Course by Golf Digest! Newly renovated with 18 unique holes of regulation golf built to seamlessly blend into the beautiful surrounding landscape. Stop in for an exhilarating round of golf, quality time on the putting green, or a personal club fitting or repairs in the pro shop.
Shady Hollow Golf Course
Placed Top 3 in Kentucky Living’s 2022 Best in Kentucky Golf Course category!
18-hole course that features 6,100 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. Course rating is 70.0 with a slope rating of 113 on Bermuda grass, unbelievable landscapes, gorgeous views. Near Mammoth Cave and Nolin Lake.
Hickory Cabins Disc Golf Courses
Three Disc Golf courses laid out to blend with the terrain, with two designed by the premier Master course designer, John Houck. The courses offer open and wooded holes with elevation changes, water, and obstacles. Micro Disc Golf Course is open, Wolf Knob Disc Golf Course is open, and Mammoth Cave Disc Golf Course is slated to open in 2023.
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY PARKS
Blue Holler Off Road Park
Offering over 1000+ acres for all types of ATV’s and off road vehicles to play and explore.
Dunn's Playground Motocross
Dunn’s Playground Mx is a motocross practice facility with a pro national style motocross track, an amateur motocross track, a supercross track, and a freestyle area. This facility runs solely on rider donations. The tracks are prepped weekly weather permitting.
GARDENING & AGRITOURISM
Creekside Garden & Nursery
Nice folks, great service, and excellent selection. Come find your fruits, veggies, and flowers to plant and watch grow in your gardens.
Mammoth Cave Transplants
Locally owned greenhouse and nursery/garden with 14 greenhouses for you to walk through and select the flowers and plants for your home or business.
Peace Valley Market
Amish market full of homegrown produce, handmade goods, specialty foods, flowers, plants, and so much more.
Small-town greenhouse offering fresh produce, mounding mums, and the friendliest service around!
A locally owned garden center with a wide selection of seeds, vegetables, herbs, flowers and so much more!
U-Pick Flower Farm allowing you to pick bouquets from flower fields and sunflower gardens. Summer also includes strawberries and blackberries while Autumn includes pumpkins and mums.