Downtown Princeton, Kentucky is home to a small park featuring a beautiful cave with spring waters coming out of the ground. The downtown area is situated on top of the cave and the spring, known as Big Springs Cave.
Before Princeton came into existence, the first community was known as Eddy Grove. The name came from the spring’s swirling waters, or “eddies”, which is the source of today’s Eddy Creek.
Mantle Rock is, without a doubt, one of the best-kept secrets in western Kentucky. This natural wonder is hidden away on publicly accessible land just off Highway 133 near the community of Joy.
Located in Livingston County, 34 miles north of Grand Rivers, Mantle Rock is an incredible sight, considering most of land in this part of Kentucky is relatively flat. But not here. Mantle Rock is the largest freestanding arch east of the Mississippi River, spanning 188 feet in length and rising 30 feet from the ground.
When you consider all of today’s technology and with man
exploring virtually every part of the world, it’s a surprise when something
ancient is discovered for the first time.
An example of such a place exists right in our backyard. Dunbar Cave, which is inside the Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville, Tenn., got quite a bit of attention on January 12, 2005 when researchers discovered Native American pictographs and petroglyphs inside the cave.
It’s no secret that Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is an adventurer’s playground. Opportunities for hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, camping and exploring abound. Honker Lake is one of the most scenic spots in LBL, offering beautiful views year around and chances to see the area’s abundant wildlife.
Land Between The Lakes (LBL) has many well-kept secrets and hidden gems. We all know about the main attractions at LBL. However, some places aren’t well-known. One of those is Ferguson Spring, a beautiful and peaceful location that was once the former site of a farming community.
Most people understand the two lakes referenced in Land Between The Lakes (LBL) are Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. One look at a map and it’s unmistakable. There’s a giant piece of land in between two massive lakes. Continue reading Duncan Lake in LBL→
My family and I planned a day trip to Stewart County to check out some places including a location known as “Mint Springs” in extreme southwestern Land Between The Lakes. My late grandfather took me there once when I was a kid. Back then I went swimming in Lost Creek while he gathered up some water from the spring. He called this place “Mint Springs” but I really don’t know if that is the actual name of the place or just the name he gave it. There is a location near this area called Mint Springs Hollow but it isn’t near the spring.