Carter Caves in Kentucky hosts Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 26-29
A rappeler enjoys an icy view during Carter Caves' Winter Adventure Weekend.

Olive Hill, Kentucky – Wintertime has formally arrived, so what much better time for a tiny kayaking, rock climbing, camping or spelunking?

One particular of Kentucky’s terrific point out parks, Carter Caves State Resort Park (parks.kygov/olive-hill/parks/vacation resort/carter-caves-point out-resort-park), will host a Wintertime Adventure Weekend ( Jan. 26-29.

Carter Caves, just 130 miles south of Columbus, options 2,000 acres of wooded hills crisscrossed by more than 30 miles of trails and studded with far more than a dozen caves.

And throughout the yearly Winter Journey Weekend, the park is also the web page of a lot more than 200 “field trips” offering an spectacular array of functions from cave tenting to meditative climbing winter tree identification to wintertime stargazing forged-iron cooking to creating string from components identified in character. (No, really.)

A kayak adventure on frosty Tygarts Creek is one of many "field trips" offered during the Winter Adventure Weekend.

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Lots of of the field visits are absolutely free, many others need a charge of from $5 to $15, or $30 for the “Mock Overnight Expedition,” a fake, multi-working day descent deep into the earth with pretty true wild cave spelunking during an right away visit to the Cascade cave process.