During your trip, be sure to check out the Natural Bridge, a sandstone rock bridge more than 65 feet high and 78 feet long.
Moonbows are incredibly rare, and Kentucky is the only place in the Western Hemisphere you can see one. Located in Cave City and only a short drive away from Mammoth Cavethis outdoor park boasts hundreds of life-sized dinosaur sculptures in natural surroundings, which you can spot among the trees as you travel back in time, following a paved trail through the woods.
Occupying a massive miles of terrain, Red River Gorge offers an outdoor experience for all couples, regardless of experience and ability. Guests are encouraged to spend the day walking and hiking the public trails west of the abbey, and trail maps are available at the welcome center.
From leisurely cruises and balloon rides to more strenuous hiking and physical activities, Kentucky has ample opportunities for any couple to get outside, day or night. So when that dinner-and-movie combo grows stale, here are eight great outdoor date ideas to bring some wilderness back into the relationship.
Billed as "prehistoric playground" with fun for the whole family, Dinosaur World will bring out the playful side of you and your date. The Buffalo Trace, named for a route that follows an ancient buffalo path, measures only 0.
Who could ask for a better way to spend a summer day? Perfect for day trips, overnight stays, and weekend getaways, the park has it all: tents and cabins for camping, guided rock climbing trips, and miles of trails to explore on your own.
In Kentucky, there is no better way to celebrate the seasons or that special someone than by spending your days in nature—together. The Inn offers boat rentals, allowing you to do self-guided trips on the gentle Licking River, where you can while away the hours surrounded by undisturbed forest, scanning the sky for bald eagles and great blue herons. Located on 1, acres of land in central Kentucky, the Abbey of Gethsemani is home to more than 40 monks who welcome visitors Monday through Saturday to explore the grounds at no charge.
Cumberland Falls is perfect for an outdoor adventure any day, but if you want to make your date truly unforgettable, go after dark on the night of a full moon. To make the date extra special, stop by the farm gift shop and purchase fruitcake, cheese, and fudge made by the monks, and have a picnic after your walk.