Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

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Cumberland Falls state resort park in Corbin, KY is considered a must-see for Kentucky. We have been living in the Cincinnati area for a while now and have decided to work our way through the must-see lists for Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana on the weekends. It was early October when we visited and the water was a little muddy. It was still a wonderful place and a fun day with the family. We began with the Falls. There are multiple viewing areas to enjoy Cumberland Falls beauty. We spent a little while starring and taking a few photos. There is a small snack stand and gift shop near the falls. We stopped for ice cream cones. Then we took a random trail to see where it went. It took us down to a sandy river bank. The kids had a grand time climbing on fallen trees and huge rocks.

IMG_7474Isabella could have spent an entire day playing there. We spent about an hour there. Afterwards, we took Moonbow trail which turned out to be a bit much for us. We had the dog with us. We took a turn off that took us to see a small waterfall. It was down a load of stairs that were narrow and steep. The dog simply could not make it down. The husband and I took turns with the dog while the other went down. It was getting late by that point and we decided to head back towards the car. It was a nice trip and goes in the family travel memory book. Looking forward to visiting some more of the must-sees around us.

Spring at Florence Nature Park – Florence, KY

Florence Nature Park in Florence, KY is a small park. It was spring and all the flowers were just beginning to bloom during our visit. The kids had a blast chasing butterflies. We watched squirrels, smelled flowers, and even followed a honey bee from a short distance. Isabella kept asking, “Is he eating, Mommy? Does he eat flowers?” Ivy was taken with the daffodils that were in full bloom.

If you happen to be in Florence, KY during Spring or Summer, I highly suggest this park as a good place to have a picnic, spend a little time with nature, and perhaps play frisbee or ball in the large grassy areas.

The Details:

Website: http://www.boonecountyky.org/parks/ParkInfo/5

Location: 7200 Nature Park Drive Florence KY 41042

Happy Travels!!

Kite Flying in Kentucky

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We were trying to find a good place to go kite flying.  We came across A.J. Jolly Park in Alexandria, KY while searching online.  It’s a beautiful park with large open areas that were perfect for flying kites.  There is also a large lake and tons of trails.  We had a picnic under a large tree.  The kids played on the playground. The park was clean, easy to find, and as you can tell from the photo, not too crowded.  Looking for a low-key family outing in Northern Kentucky?  Perhaps A.J. Jolly is what you are looking for.

Boone County Arboretum – Union, KY

Looking for a free day of fun in northern Kentucky?  I suggest the Boone County Arboretum.  The kids had a blast learning about the different plants and we all got a little exercise.  They had maps at the beginning that tell where each plant is located.  We also watched the butterflies.  Isabella was in heaven! She adores butterflies.  There were also dragonflies.  Ivy likes all bugs, plants, and animals.  She is a bit of a nature princess.

There were multiple bamboo clumps.  It was a great photo-op!  The girls got a kick out of it!  There is also a kid garden with places to walk through tunnels of ivy and a full playground right next to it.  It is always nice to spend a day outdoors, running in the grass, taking in the beauty, and smelling the flowers. This place is perfect for a blanket picnic!

P.S. With all the flowers in bloom, this place is a Mecca for bees! Remember if you leave them alone, they’ll leave you alone. If somebody in your party is allergic to them, please be prepared.

Where: 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, Kentucky 41091

Cost: Free!

Website: http://bcarboretum.org/ 

Spring has Arrived at Florence Nature Park – Florence, KY

We recently visited Florence Nature Park in Florence, KY. It is a small park without playground equipment. It is just what its name states – A nature park! It is spring and all the flowers were just beginning to bloom. The kids had a blast chasing butterflies or “flutterflies” as Isabella calls them. We watched squirrels, smelled flowers, and even followed a honey bee from a short distance. Isabella kept asking, “Is he eating, Mommy? Do he eat flowers?” Ivy was taken with the daffodils that were in full bloom.

If you happen to be in Florence, KY during spring, summer, or fall, I highly suggest this park as a good place to have a picnic, spend a little time with nature, and perhaps play frisbee or ball in the large grass areas.

The Details:

 Website: http://www.boonecountyky.org/parks/ParkInfo/5

Location: 7200 Nature Park Drive Florence KY 41042

Happy Travels!!