Being outside in the fresh air is great for our overall well-being. It boosts our mood, helps us absorb vitamin D, and reduces stress. So residents of our East Louisville apartments will be happy to know that there are plenty of fun outdoor activities near The Paddock at Eastpoint.
Hiking, swimming, fishing, or simply exploring—whatever you like to do outdoors, it is all just a short drive from your front door. Here are just a few of the outdoor activities to put on your to-do list this weekend.
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park
Less than ten minutes from our East End Louisville apartments is E.P “Tom” Sawyer State Park. The 554-acre state park sits just outside of Louisville and is full of fun recreational activities. Test your skills at the archery range, take a swim in the largest outdoor public pool in Louisville, hike on the Goose Creek Nature Trail, or get extreme on the Supercross BMX track. There is even a dog park! Learn more about what the park has to offer on the E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park website.
Beckley Creek Park
Situated on the outskirts of Louisville, Beckley Creek Park is an urban park offering all types of recreational activities. Take a walk or hike on one of the many trails and paths, launch your canoe or break out the fishing pole, and support your health and community by visiting the farmer’s market or communal gardens that are located within the park. It’s a great place to enjoy a day with the family and set up a picnic or simply relax with a book. Learn more about Beckley Creek Park via the official website.
Learn about Louisville’s history by paying a visit to Locust Grove, just under 20 minutes from our East Louisville apartments. Situated on 55 acres, the 1792 mansion and sprawling property tells a story of Kentucky’s rich history. Take a self-guided tour as you explore the historic home before wandering the grounds where Lewis and Clark visited upon returning from their expedition to the Pacific Northwest. Check out admission prices, hours, and more on the Locust Grove website.
Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Learn about local flora and fauna when you visit the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, a quick 18-minute drive from The Paddock at Eastpoint. The 23-acre urban botanical gardens sit right on the Ohio River and features walking pathways that take you through gardens of scent-filled flowers, trees, and other local plant life. Learn about the park’s history, view a detailed map, and see the gardens’ hours on the Waterfront Botanical Gardens website.
Belle of Louisville Riverboats
When you step aboard the Belle of Louisville Riverboat or the Mary M. Miller Riverboat, you’ll be transported back in time. Cruise along the Ohio River as you take in spectacular sights of downtown Louisville while learning about the area’s history. Take a lunch or dinner cruise on one of the only remaining authentic steamboats from the great American packet boat era or choose to tour on America’s first female-licensed steamboats with old-fashioned charm. You can choose sightseeing-only tours, private tours, and special events as well. Book your tour and learn more via the Belle of Louisville Riverboats website.
When you want to get out of the house and spend some time outdoors, you’ll have a hard time choosing which outdoor activity you’d like to do. For residents of our East End Louisville apartments, there is always something fun right around the corner. Stop by The Paddock at Eastpoint today to view our spacious and luxurious floor plans.