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Kentucky Hills, Woods and Waters Weekend Jan. 20-22 at Cumberland Falls

CORBIN, Ky. – (Jan. 10, 2017) – Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will host the Kentucky Hills, Woods and Waters Weekend Jan. 20-22.

 

This weekend will give guests a chance to explore Kentucky’s rich cultural and natural history by attending free activities and workshops. 

 

Participants will be able to choose from a wide variety of activities including guided hikes, kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching, and wildlife habitat restoration.

 

On Friday, Cumberland Falls naturalists will give talks on the history of Cumberland Falls, geology, winter plant identification and astronomy for beginners.

 

On Saturday morning, biologists from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will present programs on bear biology and grouse and quail restoration. Representatives of Trout Unlimited will lead a program on introduction to fly fishing. 

 

Saturday evening, actor Kevin Hardesty will portray legendary long hunter Daniel Boone in a Chautauqua performance from the Kentucky Humanities Council.

               

On Sunday there will be field trips to local waterfalls and natural arches, moderate hiking required.  Email  BretA.Smitley@ky.gov for a detailed program schedule.  All programs are free. Visit http://parks.ky.gov/calendar/details/kentucky-hills-woods-and-waters-weekend-/79913/ for more information.

 

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park has a lodge, Riverview Restaurant, cottages, campground, hiking trails, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, other recreational activities and a great view of Cumberland Falls. For reservations or more information, call 1-800-325-0063.

 

 

 

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Contact: Bret Smitley, bret.smitley@ky.gov

800-325-0063

 

 

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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