Hill walking and cycling are all activities which are available locally. The Kerry Way, one of Ireland's longest signposted walking trails and also one of the most popular, passes through Kenmare.
The Sheen River, The Roughty River & The (Kerry) Blackwater River all have Salmon Fishing and there are also 5 local lakes stocked with trout. Deep sea fishing is available at Rossdohan Pier near Sneem.
There are three local riding stables all on the Sneem side of Kenmare; The Blackwater Stables, The Eclipse Centre & Droumquinna Riding Stables
There is an 18 hole golf course right in Kenmare town with fairways at the water’s edge. The Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club 3 miles away on the Sneem road has an 18 hole golf course with stunning views over looking Kenmare Bay. Parknisilla Golf Course near Sneem has a 12 hole Golf Course. Faungorth Activity centre offers a nice pitch and putt course.
Open Farms & Visitor Centres
Kissane’s Open Sheep Farm is located just below Molls Gap on the Killarney road with sheepdog and sheep shearing demonstrations and bottle feeding of orphaned lambs.
Molly Gallivan's Cottage and Traditional Farm in Bonane lets visitors experience the simple lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity and modern conveniences and the cottage is furnished exactly as it was almost 100 years ago. They have tea rooms & a souvenir & craft shop and on certain nights they serve a traditional Irish meal followed by a show in which a traditional night of entertainment from the past is re-enacted; the show includes acting, singing, dancing, storytelling & recitations; the audience are invited to join in too.