SLADE, KY. – Natural Bridge State Resort Park will host its 2nd annual child-friendly Caterpillar Weekend the weekend of Aug. 23-24.


This weekend will be a unique opportunity for families to discover the diverse world of caterpillars, butterflies, and maybe even moths!  Caterpillar Weekend is a wonderful weekend for children (and adults who are kids at heart), families of all sizes, and nature lovers of all ages to participate in guided caterpillar walks, special presentations filled with fantastic photographs, face-painting, and a butterfly expedition.


Onsite registration for Caterpillar Weekend will be available throughout the weekend approximately 30 minutes prior to each activity.  The evening presentations will be held in the Magnolia Room of the Hemlock Lodge while the morning activities on Saturday will meet inside of the Hemlock Lodge Lobby.  The onsite registration fee is $10 per adult and $5 per child (ages 15 & under).  Please note that parents or guardians must accompany children at all times.


Registration discounts are available to families who pre-register by calling the Naturalist Office of Natural Bridge prior to Aug. 23.   


A detailed agenda will be available upon registration.  For more information about Caterpillar Weekend, or to receive your agenda in advance, contact Tyler Morgan at tyler.morgan@ky.gov or call 1-800-325-1710. 


Natural Bridge State Resort Park is home to one of the larger and most famous natural arches in Kentucky and is surrounded by breathtaking topography and unique flora and fauna within the Daniel Boone National Forest.  Natural Bridge offers lodging, dining, cottages, and campground accommodations.  Hiking trails and other recreational opportunities are available.  For more information call 1-800-325-1710 or visit www.parks.ky.gov/findparks/resortparks/nb.


Natural Bridge State Resort Park is 52 miles southeast of Lexington and 2 miles off the Mountain Parkway at Slade, exit 33.




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov




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