Cave-In Movie Set for Saturday night at Cascade Cavern
OLIVE HILL, Ky. — After several days in the 90s and with heat indexes getting into the triple digits, the best day trip is one where you can — with apologies to New Edition — “cool it now.”
Here’s just a couple good ways to do just that with some well-timed road-trips. Read more great ways to get cool and ways to have a great time in Thursday’s Weekend section of The Herald-Dispatch
What’s better than heading into middle Earth for the coolness of a cave? How about heading into Carter County, Kentucky’s largest cave, Cascade Caverns for a Cave-In Movie.
Come out at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday night, July 20, when Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill, Ky., will present its summer Cave-In Movie series with the animated film, “Brave.”
Admission is $5. Go online at www.parks.ky.gov and click onto Carter Caves for more info or check out the Carter Caves new Facebook page.
Also, you can call Carter Caves at 606-286-4411.
Over at Greenbo Lake, at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Resort Park will become the first state park in Kentucky to open a SCUBA diving refuge.
The 10-acre SCUBA refuge will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily April through October for a daily use fee of $12 of the area which averages about 25 feet deep.
Divers will have to be open-water certified or higher to use the area, or be accompanied by an instructor with the appropriate certification.
Although you can’t swim otherwise in that lake, (unless you are SCUBA certified) there is a great swimming pool (with water slide) located across from the amphitheater.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is on KY 1, 18 miles north of Interstate 64 from the Grayson exit, or 8 miles south of U.S. 23, the Country Music Highway. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park features the Jesse Stuart Lodge, with 36 rooms, convention center and Anglers’ Cove Restaurant. The park has a 225-acre lake for boating and fishing, tennis courts and 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The campground is open April 1 through Oct. 31. There are also campsites for campers with horses. Greenbo’s amphitheater features musical concerts and plays during the summer and fall.
For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov For information about adventure tourism opportunities in Kentucky, visit www.kyadventuretourism.com