Registration Open for March 14, 2015 Ultra Run

e76d7d59-0372-4cfc-a415-f4e15f31e2f6Registration is now Open for the March 14, 2015, Land Between the Lakes Trail Runs. 2015 marks the 12th annual Land Between The Lakes Trail Runs hosted by The West Kentucky Runners club.

The Trail run events include 23km , 26.2m , 50m , and 60km trail runs. Note: there is an 11 hour time limit on any run.

The course starts on the shore of beautiful Kentucky Lake at Lighthouse Landing Resort in Grand Rivers, and proceeds south onto 453 for 1.5 miles, continuing on the Canal Loop Trail. The Canal Loop trail, is a scenic, well groomed 11.3 mile loop on mostly single-track between Kentucky and Barkley Lakes; offering many breathtaking views of the lakes, and several short challenging hills. The course finishes in Downtown Grand Rivers on J.H. O’Bryan Avenue in front of the Visitor Information office.

23k runners complete one 11.3 mile loop and go back to Grand Rivers for the finish. Marathoners run two loops, 60k run three loops, and 50 milers run 4 loops plus a short out and back before heading back to Grand Rivers for the finish.

Race amenities include performance type shirts, running caps, custom made belt buckles for the ultra finishers, and nice medals w/ribbons for 23k and Marathon finishers.

The event also supports Land Between The Lakes through donations to Friends of LBL. You have the option of donating to them during registration.
NEW this year… depending upon your donation level you will receive gifts from Friends of Land Between The Lakes. As always, you are not expected to donate, but if you can, that’s wonderful. They really appreciate it.

Find details and registration information online here. This event historically sells out.

Find information on Grand Rivers lodging, dining, and attractions here.

Fall Frolic at Nature Station

fallfLand Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to celebrate the arrival of autumn during Fall Frolic, at Woodlands Nature Station, November 8, 2014, from 10am-4pm. Nature Station admission is $5 ages 13 and up, $3 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under.

Fall Frolic features a variety of fall nature events and fun filled activities, including hayrides, live music, and appearances by Smokey Bear.

“Bring the whole family to enjoy the fall season and participate in a variety of family-friendly outdoor programs and activities,” says Aviva Yasgur, Naturalist at Nature Station.

Sign up that day for an old-fashioned hayride. Hayrides are 30-minutes long, $2 per person, and leave regularly throughout the day. Staff-led rides include fun nature activities and great wildlife-viewing opportunities!

Fall Frolic activities:
• Scheduled appearances all day – Smokey Bear
• Ongoing throughout the day – Fall Nature Craft
• 10am-4pm – Old-Fashioned Fall Hayrides
• 11am – Forecasting Folklore
• 12 & 2pm – Fall Music Concert—featuring, Brio Youth String Ensemble
• 12:30pm – Signs of the Season Hike
• 2:30pm – Bedtime for the Beasts

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000.

Veterans Honored Nov. 8-11 at Land Between The Lakes

LBLLand Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will join all federal agencies in honoring veterans this Veteran’s Day weekend, Saturday-Tuesday, November 8-11, 2014, with free admission to:
• The Homeplace; Saturday, November 8
• Woodlands Nature Station; Sunday, November 9
• Free 1:00 PM Golden Pond Planetarium show; Monday and Tuesday, November 10 and 11

Active and retired members of the armed forces that present their military ID at each attraction will receive free entry for themselves and their families during Veteran’s Day weekend.

“This is our way of saying thank you to our military members who visit Land Between The Lakes,” says Brian Beisel, Customer Service Manager. “We appreciate the service and sacrifices made by all military members across the country.”

As always, access to boat ramps, hiking, biking, scenic driving, and many other outdoor adventures are free for everyone. Come outside and play!

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000.

Holiday deals in Grand Rivers!

10006439_1571699433053237_8273388018526856492_nCheck out these fall specials in Grand Rivers, Kentucky:

Jade & Earth of Green Turtle Bay Resort has several relaxing deals this October to help make sure your busy holiday season starts off on the right foot. They have a Pumpkin Spice 60 minute Hot Stone Massage for only $65. They also have a buy two and get one free special on all their liquid stevia products. GreenTurtleBay.com

Irene at the Lite Side Bakery & Café is cooking up something warm and delicious for this cold fall season. They are now serving their Brunswick stew along with an assortment of sugar holiday themed cookies. Since the Lite Side Café is open from 8:00AM until 2:00PM Thursdays through Saturday, you could enjoy a nice warm bowl before a matinee at the Badgett Playhouse. Check out Lite Side Bakery one Facebook!

Lighthouse Landing Resort on Kentucky Lake will be honoring a 20% discount on two or more nights November 1st 2014 until March 31st 2015. LightHouseLanding.com

Green Turtle Bay Resort on Lake Barkley is offering the Three Nights for the Price of Two in any condo again this year! It’s a great deal for families that want to do a long weekend during the fall season. GreenTurtleBay.com

Geocaching in Land Between The Lakes

GPSFall brings cooler temperatures and is a wonderful time to get outside and play. Why not try Geocaching this fall.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational game using a GPS receiver or mobile device to hunt geocaches anywhere in the world.

A typical geocache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. Larger containers such as watertight plastic storage containers can also contain items for trading- – toys, trinkets and geocache coins.

The Land Between The Lakes area is a popular Geocaching site. The Official Geocaching Website; www.geocaching.com offers over 450 pages of caches in and around our recreational area.

Grab your GPS and get outside and play!