The evening begins with an all-you-can-eat buffet in the Sandstone Arches Restaurant. The menu will include buffalo burgers, buffalo meatloaf, buffalo ribs, buffalo rounds, venison stew, fried catfish, country-style green beans, red potato boil with cob corn, snapping turtle soup, pinto beans, plus a salad bar and a dessert table.
Buffalo is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional meats. The USDA handbook shows a 100 gram (about 3.5 ounces) serving of buffalo is low in fat, calories, and cholesterol but high in protein, iron, and vitamin B-12. (See chart.)
Buffet prices are $17.95 for adults, $8.95 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. The buffet will be served from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For more information about Appalachian Heritage Buffalo Night or to make a lodging reservation at Natural Bridge, call (800) 325-1710.
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Red River Gorge area of the Daniel Boone National Forest, the sandstone arch that is called Natural Bridge has stood for millenniums and some geologists believe the arch is at least a million years old. The arch is 78 feet in length, 65 feet high, 12 feet thick, and 20 feet wide.
The Hemlock Lodge at the park features 35 rooms, each with a private balcony, and the Sandstone Arches Restaurant. The lodge is just a short, but very steep, hike up the hillside to the Natural Bridge.
Other facilities at the park include cottages, gift shop, ski lift to the Natural Bridge, an outdoor swimming pool, and over 18 miles of hiking trails.
A little over 100 miles from Metro Louisville, Natural Bridge State Resort Park is located in east central Kentucky just two miles south of the Mountain Parkway on KY-11. More detailed driving directions can be found at www.maps.google.com.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
2135 Natural Bridge Road
Slade, KY 40376-9701
Telephone: (606) 663-2214 or (800) 325-1710