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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Earth Weekend at Land Between the Lakes gives families three fun outdoor activities

Outdoor enthusiasts can take part in a variety of fun activities during Earth Weekend April 13-14 at Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area.

Land Between the Lakes is exactly that – a 170,000-acre peninsula located between Barkley and Kentucky Lakes. Of particular note to adventure seekers: the spring clean up at Turkey Bay OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) Area, the “Take a Walk on the Wild Flower Side” nature hike and the Family Fishing Afternoon.
• The Turkey Bay Clean Up is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13. It is open to all guests who have an off highway vehicle. Participants will clean up trails and do maintenance work and should bring their own lunch.
• The “Take a Walk on the Wild Flower Side” nature hike is also scheduled for Saturday, April 13 from 1-3 p.m. Visitors may enjoy a two-mile guided hike departing from the Hematite Lake trailhead. Hikers will travel around Hematite Lake in search of wild flowers and learn wildflower identification, ecology and folklore.
• The Family Fishing Afternoon is set for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Families can meet at the Golden Pond Visitor Center for an afternoon of angling fun. Poles, tackle and instruction will be provided.
These and other events scheduled for Earth Weekend at Land Between the Lakes are free. To learn more and to plan your visit, click here or call 270-924-2020.
From ky.gov