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Kentucky State Parks – Kentucky has 52 state parks, which offer a variety of activities including swimming, boating, fishing, nature hikes, and more.

Kentucky Department of Tourism – This is the official website of the Kentucky Department of Travel, inviting you to explore Kentucky’s Unbridled Spirit.  The site offers travel ideas throughout the state, including sites to see, things to do, and places to stay.

National Park Service – Within the borders of Kentucky, you do not have to travel far to reach one of the four national parks or national historic sites in our state.  Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace, located just outside of Hodgenville focuses on Lincoln’s life in Kentucky.  Mammoth Cave  is the world’s longest cave system, cave tours, camping, and picnicking facilities are available.  The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area offers scenic gorges as well as a host of outdoor recreational activities including camping, hiking, horseback riding, and more.  Cumberland Gap National Historic Park marks the gateway to the west, where the settlers entered Kentucky through the mountains, guided tours, as well pioneer exhibits, and outdoor activities are available. 

Traveling Light: Family Language Fun to Go – The oral language activities for all ages of children and youth require no props, are easy to learn to do. Together with parental suggestions for advancing children’s development and closer parent-child relationships included on each activity page, build family togetherness while advancing literacy skills. These values are essential for weathering lean economic times by building resiliency as well as social and reading skills, all elements that are essential for completing education and competing successfully for jobs.