Sometimes the coolest places are way off the beaten path.  You just have to know where to look.

Devil’s Pulpit
The view from the top of Devil's Pulpit.

Devil’s Pulpit

When people first hear about Devil’s Pulpit, they might assume it is a place of fright and horror. A cold, dreaded place filled with fear and uncertainty. But what if I told you Devil’s Pulpit, found in southeastern Calloway County, Kentucky near New Concord, was a serene and peaceful place, filled with natural beauty and wonder?

Devil’s Pulpit

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Long Creek National Recreation Trail

The Long Creek National Recreation Trail, located very near and in between Honker and Hematite Lakes, is paved and handicapped-accessible. This trail is ideal for individuals who use wheelchairs or have a tough time getting around.

The trail is very scenic. It has a printed guide at the trailhead so users can spot and distinguish different types of habitat along the way. At only two-tenths of a mile and completely flat, anyone can enjoy a taste of this environment.

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Cerulean Springs
The spring located in the middle of the small room.

Cerulean Springs

It took a little while to find the location of the spring.

We recently visited the site of Cerulean Springs in Trigg County, Kentucky.  The natural phenomena of the spring’s color and the history surrounding it are quite interesting.

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Discoveries While Exploring The Shorelines of Lake Barkley
The dry Shanklin Creek bay on the west side of Lake Barkley, just north of US 68 in Land Between The Lakes

Discoveries While Exploring The Shorelines of Lake Barkley

Lake Barkley recently turned 50.  The US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) built Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers in the early 1960s.  The dam birthed Lake Barkley – a shallow sister of Kentucky Lake, just a few miles east of its sibling.

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