Join Kentucky Lake Sailing Club

Sailboats KY Lake Grand RiversDo you sail? Join the Kentucky Lake Sailing Club and help promote and foster sailing in the Kentucky Lakes area.

Kentucky Lake Sailing Club membership delivers something for all sailing interests in the Kentucky Lake area. If you want to race, cruise or if you just like boats and boat people, there is a place for you in this club. The clubs yearly schedule includes invitational regattas, cruises, training and safety programs, club races and numerous social events from April through November.

The club offers various levels of membership for sailors, non-sailboat owners, to sponsors and supporters.

The club headquarters out of Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina on Kentucky Lake in Grand Rivers. The marina of Lighthouse Landing features 190 open slips, as well as sailboat rentals and a sailing school.

Kentucky Lake Sailing Club is a member of the US Sailing organization. US SAILING is the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing in the United States.

The club is also a cooperating group organization of BoatUS. BoatUS is a national organization that represents the political interests of boat owners. BoatUS also provides valuable services to boat owners in the form of towing insurance, and discounts at participating marinas. KLSC members can join BoatUS at a 50% discount.
Find more information on membership in Kentucky Lake Sailing Club by visiting the website at klsc.net.

Find more information on the facilities available at Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina online at www.lighthouselanding.com.

Events Kids Love in Grand Rivers, KY

Kids Fishing2 003If you are planning a family vacation or just a day out with the kids at Kentucky Lake, you may want to center your dates around one of our many kid focused events. Here are highlights and 2015 dates of Grand Rivers events that kids love:

Patti’s 1880′s Settlement Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Every Year, Patti’s 1880′s Settlement hides THOUSANDS of eggs and gives away many prizes. This is a don’t miss event for the kids. For reservations in Patti’s Restaurant or for the event time and more information call: 888-736-2515 or 270-362-8844.

Top Gun Car Show Event Series Cruise-ins
Second Saturday of the Month, April through September, 2015
Kids love cars and the second Saturday of the month April through September downtown Grand Rivers is full of cars! The Cruise-ins feature cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. The day includes fun for the entire family and this is a free event. Makes a great outing for grandparents and kids and for groups that have a variety of age groups. Find information on the Top Gun website.

Kids Free Fishing Event
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Introduce your kids to fishing with the Kids Free Fishing Tournament at Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers. The event is open to ages up to 12 years old. You may Bring your own pole – or use one of ours. Bait is provided (good old fashion worms to put on your hook). Trophies are awarded by age group. Refreshments provided.

Variety, Music, Memories and More at the Badgett Playhouse
Various dates throughout the year
Kids love live music and this Branson-style family show features a dynamic cast of professional singers, dancers and musicians! This musical production celebrates music and entertainment from our country’s history both past to present! A family friendly production, Variety! is a great way to share musical memories with your kids. Find the schedule and ticket information on the Variety! website or call the Box Office at 888-362-4223.

Grand Rivers Marina Day
Saturday, August 8, 2015
In this little village of only 230 households and over 600 boat slips, Grand Rivers Marina Day is a big Celebration. This day is all about kids and family with activities and events centered around the water. This year’s Marina Day celebration in Grand Rivers will include Free children’s water fun and activities, Live Music, and a Big Fireworks show at Dusk. Visit the Marina Day website for full information- And check back often as we update plans for the day.

Grand Rivers Hunters Moon Fall Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Bring your family and help us celebrate small town community life with an old fashion fall festival. This Famous Festival feature a taste of the lakes food vending area, craft and flea market vendors, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant (Thursday Night), children’s Halloween costume parade and awards, children’s free games and activities, an animal show, and the big parade. Each year, the big parade is Santa’s first visit to Western Kentucky.
Find information on the Hunters Moon website.

Festival of Lights
First Friday in November through first week of January
Each year Patti’s 1880’s Settlement is Transformed into a Christmas Wonderland with over 700,000 lights in downtown Grand Rivers and Patti’s Settlement. Outside hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights glow and twinkle and put on a show for all to enjoy. While inside the restaurants and gift stores there are hundreds of trees and garlands loaded with ornaments and lights too! Visit Patti’s website for more information. Make sure to make reservations if you plan to dine at Patti’s.

Christmas Spectacular at the Badgett Playhouse
Select Dates in November and December 2015
The Variety! Christmas Spectacular is the new holiday tradition for many families. The show features Christmas favorites from “Rudolph” to “O Holy Night” – two full hours of Christmas music with singers, dancers, and a live band. The show closes with songs and words that reflect the true meaning of the season. Their rendition of “O Holy Night” always receives a standing ovation. Visit the Variety! website for a complete schedule.

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement
Dates To Be Announced
Kids of all ages love to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement. Once again, you will believe in the magic of Christmas. Make sure you bring a camera and capture the special visit.

Visit Grand Rivers with your family for memories that will last a lifetime.

Stay fit while you vacation

chairyogaIf fitness is an important part of many of your life; we can help you stay on routine while you vacation. Here are highlights of fitness options in Grand Rivers KY.

Gentle Chair Yoga has come to the Grand Rivers Senior/Community Center every Tuesday morning. Enjoy a healthy new year by joining in this simple and fun activity. Chair yoga isn’t a strenuous activity, it is targeted to get your blood flowing and stretching mussels you don’t normally use. Victoria Harville is the instructor, she has a small private studio in Grand Rivers. The price for the class is $5.00 per class or if you pre-pay for four classes its only $15.00; so you get one class free.

Relax, refresh, and renew is what they say at Jade & Earth and Spa of Green Turtle Bay Resort in Grand Rivers. The spa is open to the public year round. In both the facility as well as the professionalism of their staff, Jade & Earth Spa at Green Turtle Bay Resort is precisely what you would expect to find at Western Kentucky’s Premier Resort. Services are available for both men and women, with one massage room that expands to accommodate couples for a massage experience together. Whether you are coming for individual pampering or bringing a party of bridesmaids, the spa staff rises to the occasion.

Jade and Earth Spa of Green Turtle Bay also offers Aqua Zumba classes. Tuesday thru Friday classes begin at 8:30AM. Saturday class begins at 9:00AM. You can purchase punch cards for $5.00 for one class, $35.00 for ten classes, or $60 for twenty classes. The Spa also offers monthly health club memberships to their gym facility.

Visit Green Turtle Bays website for more information on the Spa and resort.

Grand Rivers is also the north entrance to Land Between the Lakes offering hiking and biking trails. For more information on Land Between The Lakes visit the website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us

Online Permit Sales for Land Between The Lakes

lblsignagejpgDid you know that many of the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area camping permits are now available for purchase online?

To access online permits, just go to the Reservations and Permits page, www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/, and follow the links.

Permits available online include:

• Hunter Use/Backcountry Camping Combo
• Hunter Use
• Annual Backcountry Camping
• 3-Day Backcountry Camping
• Horse Day-Riding

“We are excited to offer this 24/7 convenience to the public,” says Gary Hawkins, Recreation Specialist at Land Between The Lakes. “People can purchase their permits ahead of their visit so they are ready to camp, hunt, or horseback ride when they arrive. Permits are still available for purchase at Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, and after 5pm at campground gatehouses.”

For more information about these permits, please visit www.landbetweenthelakes.us.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

Free Events in Grand Rivers

carshowIn Grand Rivers we realize that everyone’s vacation budget can use a little break. Here is a list of admission free events in Grand Rivers for 2015. Join us if your in town during these dates, or why not plan a get away around one of these events:

Patti’s 1880′s Settlement Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Every Year, Patti’s 1880′s Settlement hides THOUSANDS of eggs and gives away many prizes. This is a don’t miss event for the kids. For reservations in Patti’s Restaurant or for the event time and more information call: 888-736-2515 or 270-362-8844.

Top Gun Car Show Event Series Cruise-ins
Second Saturday of the Month, April through September, 2015
Kids love cars and the second Saturday of the month April through September downtown Grand Rivers is full of cars! The Cruise-ins feature cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. The day includes fun for the entire family and this is a free event. Makes a great outing for grandparents and kids and for groups that have a variety of age groups. Find information on the Top Gun website.

Kids Free Fishing Event
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Introduce your kids to fishing with the Kids Free Fishing Tournament at Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers. The event is open to ages up to 12 years old. You may Bring your own pole – or use one of ours. Bait is provided (good old fashion worms to put on your hook). Trophies are awarded by age group. Refreshments provided.

Grand Rivers Marina Day
Saturday, August 8, 2015
In this little village of only 230 households and over 600 boat slips, Grand Rivers Marina Day is a big Celebration. This day is all about kids and family with activities and events centered around the water. This year’s Marina Day celebration in Grand Rivers will include Free children’s water fun and activities, Live Music, and a Big Fireworks show at Dusk. Visit the Marina Day website for full information- And check back often as we update plans for the day.

Grand Rivers Hunters Moon Fall Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Bring your family and help us celebrate small town community life with an old fashion fall festival. This Famous Festival feature a taste of the lakes food vending area, craft and flea market vendors, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant (Thursday Night), children’s Halloween costume parade and awards, children’s free games and activities, an animal show, and the big parade.
Find information on the Hunters Moon website.

Festival of Lights
First Friday in November through first week of January
Each year Patti’s 1880’s Settlement is Transformed into a Christmas Wonderland with over 700,000 lights in downtown Grand Rivers and Patti’s Settlement. Outside hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights glow and twinkle and put on a show for all to enjoy. Visit Patti’s website for more information. Make sure to make reservations if you plan to dine at Patti’s.

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement
Dates To Be Announced
Kids of all ages love to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement. Once again, you will believe in the magic of Christmas. Make sure you bring a camera and capture the special visit.

Make plans to visit Grand Rivers in 2015.