Carter Caves State Resort Park, near Olive Hill, invites guests to step back in time with the Tracking and Woods Lore Weekend, March 1 through March 3, 2013.
Before high tech gadgetry, pioneers and Native Americans lived closer to nature and survived with skills passed down from generation to generation.
Early Kentuckians learned tracking, hunting, which plants were safe to eat, and much more. Park staff will give hands-on demonstrations to participants as they pass along the knowledge and skills used by early man in Kentucky.
The programming begins Friday evening and will continue through Sunday morning. A full schedule of activities can be found at the Tracking and Woods Lore flyer. Both indoor and outdoor sessions are planned including some hiking. Guests should bring weather appropriate clothing and good hiking shoes or boots.
Workshop fee for all activities Friday evening through Sunday morning is $25.00 per adult and $15.00 for youth ages 15 and under.
The park is offering overnight packages as well priced at $124.95 for singles and $149.95 for doubles; the packages include lodging for two nights and the program. Camping will also be available during Tracking and Woods Lore Weekend.
Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the park at (800) 325-0059.
Carter Caves is home to the Lewis Caveland Lodge constructed with native fieldstone. The lodge has 28 rooms each with a private balcony or patio overlooking the surrounding woodlands.
Other facilities at the park include caves, cottages, campground, Tierney’s Cavern Restaurant with seating for 100, picnic areas, golf course, miniature golf, and a large outdoor pool.
Carter Caves is less than 150 from Metro Louisville via I-64 and located in east central Kentucky near Olive Hill. Detailed directions can be found using Google Maps.
Carter Caves State Resort Park
344 Caveland Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Telephone: (606) 286-4411 or (800) 325-0059