It’s almost Friday! I’m sure you know what that means? It’s just about time to head to your favorite vacation place, Red River Gorge! The scenery is changing (slowly but surely), and it’s a breathtaking site! We’re still having perfect temperatures too, so if you haven’t already made plans to visit the Natural Bridge area yet, I’d make them now!
Every now and then, I’ll get asked by a customer, if because I live here, if I feel like I take the Red River Gorge / Natural Bridge area for granted. I never really thought much about it, but now that I have, I must admit that I do. It’s such an amazing place to experience and such an incredible view to see. I am often too busy to slow down and take it all in. This year, however, I’ve taken time out to take that scenic drive down Route 77 through Nada Tunnel, and walked with my daughter to the Suspension Bridge. We made great memories that will last a last time already this season, and I encourage you to do the same. On Suspension Bridge Trail (which is part of the Sheltowee Trace), you walk right beside the Red River on the trail that leads to the bridge. After all the rain that we have gotten the last few days, the river was up and flowing fast. Such a pretty site to see. We also passed next to “Jump Rock” (local name), that is a popular spot in the Gorge.
We talk a lot about the hiking trails here in the area and all of the beauty and wonder it has to offer, but there are plenty of other things to do here in the area also. There’s a couple of zip lines in the area to experience a much different view that is absolutely awesome! There are several gift shops in the Natural Bridge area to take home that perfect gift for the special people in your lives or just to find the perfect souvenir to remember your trip by. The Sky Lift will take you up to the Natural Bridge in a breathtaking 22 minute ride. There’s Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure for the rock climber in your life, and last but certainly not least, there are some really great local places to eat. There is the Red River Rockhouse, Froggy Bottom Diner, BBQ & Brews, Miguel’s Pizza and the Sandstone Arches restaurant in the Natural Bridge State Park Lodge.
If we’re not already part of your fall break plans, plan to make even a day trip to the area. We’re open everyday here at 5 Star Cabin Rental and would love to meet you and your family! Stop by and say hello! We have plenty to look at in our gift shop from knives, to quilts, to toys for the kids! Don’t forget to stop by Wild Things! Of Kentucky also, to get some of the best homemade local fudge around, and say h-h-h-h-e-e-e-e-l-l-l-l-l-o-o-o-o-o to the “Goats on the Roof”. Wild Things! also offers gold and gem mining that is fun for the whole family.
I hope everyone has the best day! We hope to see you soon!