Whitley Co- Cumberland Falls - Whitley and McCreary Counties

Photographing Fall Foliage

When we all want to "get back to normal," nature comes through for us. Just as they have for millennia, the colors of fall will sweep across The Kentucky Wildlands from late September throughout October. You can count on it. You also can capture this glorious transformation of seasons in photos ..…

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Getting Away in The Kentucky Wildlands

Everything they said is pretty much true. I came to that conclusion sitting in a kayak in the middle of a pond in the heart of the Red River Gorge contemplating how long it would take to drift about a hundred yards across the glassy water without lifting my paddle. The awe-inspiring beauty. The…

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Kentucky’s Big South Fork Hiking Trails

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, located in scenic McCreary County and stretching across the border through several counties in Tennessee, is one of just nine national park system units in Kentucky. True to the reputation of the park system, the natural beauty of the area does…

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Welcome to The Kentucky Wildlands

Welcome to The Kentucky Wildlands. A magical place you’ve likely never heard of before. Expanding over 14,000 square miles, The Kentucky Wildlands is filled with many of the state’s natural wonders and endless opportunities for exploration. This is adventure tourism at its best. In some ways, I…

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Family Fun Trip

This trip was made in the fall but could easily be a spring trip. It seems like planned escapes for fall break have become a more regular occurrence over recent years. If you’re like many schools, you have a few days available to stretch into a long weekend. If you’re like most people, just the…

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