The Four Rivers Region features so many amazing natural wonders – from wildlife and habitat to landscapes that are unique.

Pennyrile Forest State Park
Pennyrile Forest State Park

Pennyrile Forest State Park

Since we live near Kentucky Lake, we do not necessarily consider it a vacation destination.  Living in this area is like always being on vacation!  When we do leave town, our two favorite places to visit are the Smoky Mountains and the beaches of the Gulf Coast.

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Cave-in-Rock
Cave-in-Rock

Cave-in-Rock

Strange natural rock formations are something that has always intrigued me.  Its related to the same itch I have with abandoned places and other historical aspects of our local culture. …

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

Hematite Lake

One could say Hematite Lake is a well-kept secret, but locals know it as a beautiful place to hike just about any time of the year.

Hematite Lake is located near Lake Barkley in Land Between The Lakes, about 15 minutes north of either the Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton or the Golden Pond Visitors Center.

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Big Springs Cave in Princeton

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.

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