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Tracking and woods lore education weekend returns to Carter Caves

Woods lore education is a great activity for the entire family.
Woods lore education is a great activity for the entire family.
Kentucky Department of Parks

Carter Caves State Resort Park, near Olive Hill, will host its annual Tracking and Woods Lore Weekend, Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 9, 2014.

During this event, visitors will step back in time to the eighteenth century when American Indians and European Americans lived closer to nature, learning some of the skills necessary for everyday life.

Workshops and field trips throughout the weekend will give participants hands-on experience in identifying animal signs in the forest. One field trip will focus on the environment of life in a cave. There will also be indoor program options including a seminar on the rise and demise of buffalo in Kentucky.

The admission price for this event is $25.00 for adults (ages 16 and older) and $15.00 for guests 15 and younger. An overnight package including two nights and the workshop fee for two is available for $149.95; the price for one person is $124.95.

Tracking and Woods Lore is for everyone interested in 18th-century lifestyles, culture, wildlife and our natural environment. To learn more about our instructors visit

Registration for Tracking and Woods Lore Weekend is required and can be made by calling Carter Caves at (800) 325-0059.

Carter Caves State Resort Park 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

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