Summer in Paducah

Summer in Paducah

Whitney Herring, Messenger Reporter

May 2017

It’s May, which means summer is quickly approaching. The weather is getting warmer, school is winding down, and vacation plans are being made. If you are staying in town this summer, there are plenty of ways to make your summer fun even if you aren’t going anywhere spectacular.


One way to spend your summer is to explore your hometown. Many of us never take the time to really explore and understand the history of the town that they grew up in. Explore the historic landmarks around Paducah, some of which you probably have never seen or never even knew were located in your hometown. This is your chance to learn something more about your hometown rather than just the places you always visit, and what you have known your whole life. In addition to exploring the history, you can also visit new restaurants or even restaurants you’ve never been to. There are many things to do in your hometown that you can discover during your summer at home.


Road trips are a great way to spend your summer. We live in Paducah, which means we live in the middle of Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri. Taking a road trip with your friends to one of those cities will be the perfect way to spend a summer day. You can go shopping, go eat and maybe even explore the new city you are in. By doing this, you get out of your hometown for a day and will get to have a day with your best friends.


Another way to spend a summer in Paducah is to go to the lake. We live very close to Kentucky Lake, which is a big deal. People from all over travel to come and see this lake and many of us just take advantage of it. Locals don’t appreciate it because we have grown up with it around, so take a day and go to the lake. There are many things to do at the lake, you can swim, fish, go tubing, and a lot of other things. So take some friends, go to the lake, and maybe even explore the surrounding area. It’s the ideal way to spend the day.


We may live in Paducah, but there are plenty of things you can do during summer. You just have to be creative and think outside the box. Eventually, you will find more things to do during the summer and it will make your summer worthwhile.