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Carter Caves hosting open house Sunday afternoon

Dec. 09, 2012 @ 11:14 AM

OLIVE HILL,Ky. — Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill, Kentucky, is  hosting its open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

 Go chill with Santa and Mrs. Claus, then escape the Christmas rush by taking an afternoon hike at Box Canyon or with a cave tour at X Cave or  at Cascade Cave, the largest of more than 200 caves in Carter County.

  Refreshments will be served, and local entertainment has been scheduled throughout the day. Call 1-800-325-0059 or go online at www.parks.ky.gov and click onto Carter Caves.

 While at Carter Caves, pick up info on their epic, Winter Adventure Weekend that runs Jan. 25-27 with more than 100 trips that include: winter horseback riding, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, tree climbing, rappelling, pistol and rifle shooting workshops, and back after a hiatus —  wild cave trips.

 The web site (www.winteradventureweekend.com) launched on Dec. 7. Online registration begins on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

 Registration is $30 for adults (ages 13 and up) and $20 for children (6 to 12).