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SUP-urb underground cavern glow

Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, has exploded in popularity in recent years and Kentucky offers endless places to go on a paddleboard since the state has the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the continental 48 states.

A new company, SUP Kentucky, is taking full advantage by offering unique adventure tours and paddleboard instruction across the Bluegrass state. Owners Aaron Koch and Heather Warman share their passion for SUP by leading hassle-free adventures, which include a quick lesson with all gear supplied.

SUP Kentucky specializes in unique tours, such as shown above, a 1.5-mile underground paddle glow using waterproof LED lights in a flooded, abandoned mine in the Red River Gorge. Other SUP Kentucky guided tours seek waterfalls, grottos, cliffs, whitewater rapids, and full moonlight paddleboarding.

“When we started this company our primary goal was to take our clients to beautiful places around this great state. Kentucky is full of remarkably beautiful places, and we love to share these amazing experiences,” Warman says.

The group also offers a weekly basic Intro to SUP class, in Lexington, which gives you in-depth instruction. Paddle Pose is a stretch/relaxation class that moves you from land to water, often with a beautiful sunset.

SUP Kentucky is a mobile company ready to take you to new destinations and can be booked for private outings as well as private instruction seven days a week. Go to to find out more or to schedule a trip.

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