4 ways to stay active this winter in Louisville, KY

Check out these four ways to stay active this winter. | Photo by @theloutoday

While those 70 degree days were nice over the holidays, the winter winds are back to chill our bones, but just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you have to hang up your sneakers until spring. 

From brewery run clubs to tree planting, here are four ways to stay active this January in Louisville. 

🥾 Winter hiking

Hit the dusty cold trails this winter during one of Bernheim Forest’s guided Trail Discovery Hikes. There are two opportunities this month — the Pond Ridge Trail hike on Jan. 9 + the Elm Lick Loop trail on Jan. 22. 

Be sure to register early for the First Sunday Nature Hike on Feb. 6. This engaging nature hike typically sells out and, later this month, bundle up for a walk under the Wolf Moon during the Louisville Nature’s Center’s Full Moon Hike on Jan. 17. 


👟 Run + walk clubs 

Check out one of these five run + walk clubs that meet at local breweries. Who doesn’t love a pint after hitting the pavement?  

🌳 Urban forestry 

Plant new trees this Martin Luther King Jr. day with Louisville Parks and Recreation on the corner of East Washington Street and South Floyd Street — near Louisville Slugger Field. New volunteers will work with experienced tree planters + all the tools and trees are provided. Register here

Once you’ve mastered this art, look into becoming a Louisville Grows Citizen Forester and learn how to make a lasting impact on the tree canopy year round. 

🏀 Get familiar with community centers 

Louisville has 14 community centers across the metro where you can play basketball and pickleball, square dance, or even try archery. Browse the center’s locations + activities here

Check out the Glow Fitness Party tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Douglas Community Center. There will be three, 30-minute exercise classes including cardio drumming.