FRANKFORT, Ky. – Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area will host Earth Weekend April 13-14.  


Earth Weekend will feature programs and events throughout 170,000 acre peninsula that is located between Barkley and Kentucky Lakes.  Of particular note to adventure seekers:  the spring clean up at Turkey Bay OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) Area, the “Take a Walk on the Wild Flower Side” nature hike and the Family Fishing Afternoon.


·         The Turkey Bay Clean Up is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13.  It is open to all guests who have an off highway vehicle.  Participants will clean up trails and do maintenance work and should bring their own lunch. 


·         The “Take a Walk on the Wild Flower Side” nature hike is also scheduled for Saturday, April 13 from 1-3 p.m. Visitors may enjoy a 2-mile guided hike departing from the Hematite Lake trailhead. Hikers will travel around Hematite Lake in search of wild flowers and learn wildflower identification, ecology and folklore. 


·         The Family Fishing Afternoon is set for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14.  Families can meet at the Golden Pond Visitor Center for an afternoon of angling fun.  Poles, tackle and instruction will be provided. 


These and other events scheduled for Earth Weekend at Land Between the Lakes are free.  To learn more and to plan your visit, go to their website at www.lbl.org, or call 270-924-2020.


Women in the Woods


The weekend of April 19-21 brings another “Women in the Woods” retreat with the Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass.  This popular outdoor series is designed to introduce women to various aspects of outdoor adventure.


This weekend is designed for both new and experienced outdoor women and will depart from the Life Adventure Center Farm in Versailles on the evening of Friday, April 19. The destination for this trip is a remote, 700-acre woodland in Estill County. 


Participants will learn about outdoor cooking, exploring area caves, rappelling and a host of other camp skills.   All travel, necessary gear and food will be provided by Life Adventure Center. 


The cost of the trip is $155 per person and advanced registration is required.  Spots are available, but limited.  Call 859-873-3271, or email cara@lifeadventurecenter.org to get registered. 


To find information about all of the outdoor opportunities and locations, as well as a calendar of events happening all across Kentucky, visit the Office of Adventure Tourism’s website at www.getoutky.com.  Click on the Upcoming Events tab to see the full Calendar of Events.

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