Let’s Go Camping HomeGrown HideAways

Looking for a few days away from it all but close to home? Love nature but don’t want to deal with packing a car full of camping gear for just a day or two getaway. Try out HomeGrown HideAways just outside of Berea, Kentucky. HomeGrown HideAways is located in a beautiful valley (holler) with a small creek running through a big wide open field surrounded by lush forests and knobs. We spent an overnight here in the foothills of the Appalachian forest on our way back from the Red River Gorge. HomeGrown HideAways is a working farm and member of

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Let’s Go Swimming Kentucky

Pools in Kentucky Places to go swimming / waterparks in Kentucky It’s summertime and you know what that means… it’s time to go swimming so let’s talk about pools in Kentucky. Question is, are you looking to try a new watering hole? Are you planning a day trip to explore your home state? Consider diving into one or more of these Kentucky Public Pools. For the purpose of this post, public pool is defined by any pool open to the general public with or without a charge and without a membership requirement. Prices and information subject to change, please check

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Discover Family-Friendly Trails in Kentucky

Family Friendly Trails in Kentucky

You can discover family friendly trails in Kentucky that are perfect for exploring the state’s natural beauty.   Cumberland Falls State Resort Park: Eagle Falls Trail (Corbin) Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is home to the stunning Eagle Falls Trail. This 1.5 -mile loop trail is ideal for beginners and families, offering breathtaking views of Cumberland Falls, also known as the “Niagara of the South.” The trail is well-marked and features gentle terrain, making it accessible for hikers of all ages. Don’t miss the picturesque Eagle Falls, a smaller but equally beautiful waterfall along the trail.   Natural Bridge State

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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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June Festivals in Kentucky

Summer is a great time for communities to showcase their best fun, food, art, vendors and entertainment at festivals. We’ve compiled a great list of June Festivals in Kentucky. Have fun!  Hillview City Fair (Hillview) June 6-8 Hillview is celebrating their 50- year anniversary at the city fair this year. This festival features three days of rides, games, fair food and live music featuring Thunderstruck, Lonesome On’ry & Mean, Tiffany Lynn Puckett and more. $10.00 ride bracelets each day!    Louisville Greek Festival (Louisville) June 7 & 8 Held at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, this annual event features LIVE

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Splash into Fun at Kentucky Waterparks

Let’s have fun at Kentucky Water Parks! When making plans for this summer – don’t miss out on fun at Kentucky water parks. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking for adrenaline-pumping slides or prefer a lazy float down a river, Kentucky has something to offer. Let’s dive into some of the best water parks in the Bluegrass State! SomerSplash (Somerset) Opening May 18 SomerSplash is a fantastic destination for water fun known for its family-friendly atmosphere. This park has something for everyone including: Waveland Wave Pool, Lazy River, Kiddie Pool, Kiddie Wade, Speed Slide, Bowl Slide, Tube Slide and Body Slide

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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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Kentucky Capitals Quest Passport Program

Discover Kentucky’s New Kentucky Capitals Quest Passport Program Kentucky, known for its distinctive landmarks and quirky titles, is inviting visitors to embark on an adventure, the Kentucky Capitals Quest. This new passport travel program offers a thrilling journey through Kentucky’s famed sites and hidden gems. From the Batter Capital of the World in Hopkinsville to the Quilt Capital of the World in Paducah, the program includes a total of eleven ‘capital’ destinations, each with its own claim to fame. This engaging program not only highlights these sites but also encourages visitors to delve into the rich culture and history of

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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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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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