Cave Run Lake Beach

Learn more about swimming at Cave Run Lake in Kentucky Take your family swimming at Cave Run Lake Beach Cave Run Lake Beach is a fantastic option for families if you are looking for a lake with a beach. We’re a family that LOVES the beach – and water in general. However, with the nearest ocean a few hours away, my kids (ages 10, 9, and 6) and I set out to find what a Kentucky beach had in store and were not disappointed. After some research, I found Cave Run Lake, which is part of the Daniel Boone National

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Visiting Pulaski County Park – a beach swimming location on Lake Cumberland

Visit Pulaski County Park Beach   Pulaski County Park Beach offer a great lake getaway for a day or more, fun summer activities for families.  Pulaski County Park is conveniently located off of Rte. 80 in Nancy, Kentucky. This park is on Lake Cumberland in the Somerset area. The park offers an array of options for people who are looking for a day visit or for folks looking to camp or have a gathering. What attracted us to visit Pulaski County Park is we were told that there was a beach area and when traveling with kids ages 2 to

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Take a Trip to Mahr Park Arboretum

Take a Trip to Mahr Park Arboretum If you’re thinking about summer road trips consider a trip to Mahr Park Arboretum, a natural oasis located in Madisonville, Kentucky. Spanning over 265 acres, the park is a level 2 arboretum with an impressive array of native trees, plants, and wildlife, making it a great destination for nature lovers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts.   The park was gifted to the City of Madisonville in 2009 by Dr. Merle and Glema Mahr, who had a vision of creating a space where people could connect with nature and learn about the environment. After years

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Thrive Forest School Now Enrolling

Thrive Forest School Now Enrolling

Thrive Forest School  Now Enrolling for 2024-2025 Thrive Forest School Now enrolling for 2024-2025! It’s Louisville’s first nature-based preschool, nestled in the beautiful woodlands of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. They have removed the walls and brought child-led, exploratory learning to where it makes the most impact: outside. Forest schools (also known as “forest kindergartens”) have been well established for over 50 years and are among the fastest-growing models in early childhood education. Why? Because they work. Development and learning are enhanced when children are given the space and confidence to follow their curiosities, engage with peers, stimulate all senses, and

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Day trip to Frankfort, Kentucky – our state capitol

A Day Trip to Frankfort, Kentucky Let’s take a Day trip to Frankfort! Over a school break, I had one day to spare from work so I told the kids we would take a day trip. Their request: a learning trip. We love going places to explore that have a hint of learning. Sure, there are those times for pure, giggle-full fun but more times than not, my kids want to learn. Love that! I decided on Frankfort because it’s about an hour from home so it’s doable in a day without having to get up and out very early. 

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Viewing the 2024 Total Eclipse in Kentucky

Do you have a plan to view the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse? Let us help!  If you haven’t made plans for viewing the 2024 Total Eclipse in Kentucky, we’ve put together some options for you. The total solar eclipse will impact eight Kentucky counties and clip portions of four others. The totality phase will enter Kentucky around 2 p.m., CDT, in parts of Fulton and Hickman counties before rolling across Ballard, McCracken, Livingston, Crittenden, Union and Henderson counties along the Ohio River. It also clips small portions of Carlisle, Graves, Webster, and Daviess counties. Some of the events below are

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A Day Trip to Owensboro, Kentucky

Take a day trip to Owensboro with kids, family fun!   Owensboro has a lot to offer families and kids! We found a ton of free and inexpensive fun for everyone for a day trip to Owensboro. Downtown Tips: There’s a Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn on either side of the modern looking convention center – great location for an overnight stay. Free Trolley rides around downtown for hopping on and off! Cute shops downtown- boutiques, antiques – something for everyone. Owensboro Museum of Science and History Affordable and they allow you to come and go as long as you

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Five Reasons to Visit Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Take a day trip to Shaker Village 1. Get Away and Unplug   Are you finding it difficult to get your kids to unhand their devices even while out of the house? Do your children want to know what the Wi-Fi password is even before you sit down to dinner? A visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is an experience that offers a break from screen time.  With 3,000 acres to explore and easy access to family-friendly amenities and activities, kids can simply be kids. 2. Family Fun at a Relaxed Pace Whether you prefer a set agenda or

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12 Things to Know when Visiting Lost River Cave

Lost River Cave is a fantastic place to spend the day with kids Lost River Cave is in Bowling Green 1.  Touring the grounds at Lost River Cave, hiking and the nature play area – FREE. Come and go all day to Lost River Cave with kids. We did!   2.  Plan to buy something at the gift shop – it’s NICE. Like, you walk in and stop and look around and wonder – am I in the right place? 3.  It’s an independent non-profit so your dollars support their educational and preservation efforts. 4. The boat tour is worth

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Let’s Go to the Louisville Zoo – Winter Family Fun

The Louisville Zoo’s Wild Winter Days offers family fun plus discounted admission. The Louisville Zoo Wild Winter Days offers family fun plus discounted admission. With the help of partners Kroger & Dare to Care, this event supports a winter food drive for families in Kentucky. The Zoo’s Wild Winter Days, presented by Kroger, runs through February 29, 2024.     What to do: Bring at least one canned food item per person to a discounted admission. Visitors who bring in one canned food item (per person) to donate to Dare to Care may purchase tickets at the Zoo windows for $10 per

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