Kids bore quickly and easily - unless…unless you take them to places where they can touch and feel the natural world around them. This weekend plan is full of these opportunities with short hikes that encourage play.
Red River Gorge
Here’s a great weekend with the kiddos - checkout some arches, play around a waterfall, pick rocks out of the river, and yes, there’s pizza! Your kids are sure to love these little hikes where they can have fun in Nature.
Among the most beautiful arches in the Gorge, take your kids on this short walk when you get in on Friday. Be sure to go straight at the lone trail intersection so the kids can walk on top of the arch before discovering it below.
Riverside Jump Rock, Wildflowers, and a Tall Footbridge
Originally built to connect backpackers to Kentucky’s Longest Trail, the Sheltowee Trace, this short 2 mile hike is ideal for kids. They can play in Red River, jump off a huge boulder, see wildflowers along the trail, and finally, cross a nice, tall footbridge!
Rock Bridge and Creation Falls
No matter age or attitude, Creation Falls is a crowd pleaser. Chill at the beach, wade through the creek, and have fun at the falls.
Kids love pizza and Miguel’s is probably the coolest pizza joint on the planet. Grab a spot on a picnic table and take in the scene while you wait. It’s best to get there a little early to beat the dinner crowd:-)
Henson’s Cave Arch
This is a unique little arch that feels like you’re in a tiny cave and kids think it’s super cool. A short hike from Whittleton Campground, you can extend the day picking along the creek on the north side of the campground.
If the kids still have energy, a walk along the creek to this massive arch will have them enjoying their time climbing up the back side on all fours.