While it feels like spring has been here for months, it's hard to believe it's May already! This month we kick off a new season of outdoor recreational opportunities with River Sports Outfitters down at Ijams Quarry Lake to bring new visitors new ways to connect with the great outdoors.
Following last year's experimental season, we are expanding hours and the range of experiences. You can now rent a mountain bike to explore the multi-use trails out to Ross Marble Natural Area to visit the Keyhole, see the towering cliffs down Hayworth Hollow or meander through a grove of mature trees along the Hickory Trail.
If you're not up to mountain biking yet you can rent a hybrid bike and cruise at a gentle pace and explore the Greenway through Ijams along the river to Island Home Park or the other way to the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area. Bikes are available for half a day or full day rentals.
If biking is not your thing you can try out a canoe or paddle board on Mead's Quarry Lake. Boats are rentable by the hour.
For more information. go to: Bike/Canoe Rentals.
- Paul James, Executive Director.