Abundant natural beauty and plenty of excitement
Life in Northwest Kentucky means you’re surrounded by nature’s bounty and minutes from all kinds of man-made excitement. Our area is a natural paradise of rolling hills, verdant woodlands, and lakes and streams, so it’s no surprise that we’re home to many popular state parks and other recreation areas. We’re also a short drive from Kentucky and Barkley Lakes and the breathtaking Shawnee National Forest.
So, whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, hunting, hiking, biking, or any other kind of outdoor fun, you’ll find a lot to enjoy. With three major waterways — the Ohio, Green, and Tradewater Rivers — plus hundreds of lakes, ponds, and smaller streams, you’re always close to places where you can drop a line, launch a kayak, or crank the throttle on a speedboat. Hunters will appreciate plentiful waterfowl and whitetail deer. And the breadth of local wildlife inspired our region’s most famous artist and naturalist, John James Audubon.
Our region’s communities enhance what nature offers with a wide range of arts activities, festivals, and sporting events. If culture is to your liking, discover the Audubon Museum and Nature Center at Audubon State Park, the crown jewel of the local arts scene. Henderson Community College’s 1000-seat Preston Arts Center draws national touring companies and community performances. Nearby Evansville has its own Philharmonic Orchestra; the 11,000-seat Ford Center, home to many concerts and other events; the Mesker Park Zoo and the Tropicana Casino. Nashville and Louisville’s attractions are just two hours away.
Sports fans will thrill to Ellis Park’s thoroughbred racing action, Evansville Thunderbolts pro hockey, Evansville Otters minor league baseball, and college action featuring the University of Evansville Purple Aces and the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles.
Most of all, the Kyndle Region loves a good party, and our area is known for great annual festivals, among them the famous Sandy Lee Songwriters Festival, the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, and one of Kentucky’s top-ranked summer events, the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival.