Pennyrile Forest State Park

Pennyrile Forest State Park

It’s not the Gulf or the Smokies, but we are reminded of both when we visited Pennyrile Forest State Park near Dawson Springs, Ky.

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Cave-in-Rock

Cave-in-Rock

A big ol’ hole in the middle of a limestone bluff, located on the Ohio River, is a natural wonder.

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The old Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge headquarters still stands.

Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge

Land Between The Lakes was born out of a wildlife refuge in Kentucky, known as the Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge.  I thought there was a chance the old headquarters were still standing, and my hunch was right.

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Hematite Dam has spillways that are beautiful – but the main attraction is the 2.2 mile hiking trail that surrounds the lake.

Hematite Lake

Regardless of the season, Hematite Lake in Land Between The Lakes is a terrific wonder to explore.

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A closer look at Big Springs Cave in Princeton, Ky.

Big Springs Cave in Princeton

A quaint park in downtown Princeton is a great place to relax and learn about the significance of the main attraction – Big Springs Cave.

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You are looking for something different.  You want to experience something new, something unique, right here in your own backyard.  It’s all about the adventure and making memories.  Four Rivers Explorer showcases some of those different places – the places that are forgotten about, unknown, or just unusual.

And not only that, Four Rivers Explorer also aims to highlight some of the interesting aspects of our history including old photos, maps and did-you-knows.  Read more about how FRE got started, or just click around and enjoy yourself.  But be warned… you might be here a while!  This site can be addicting.

The Four Rivers Region

Four Rivers Explorer

Western Kentucky, the heart of the Four Rivers region, along with northwest Tennessee, southern Illinois, and southeast Missouri.  Our coverage will remain in this region, giving locals the opportunity to explore their own backyard on a whim.  Road trip, anyone?

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