Category: Hiking Trails

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Carter Caves in the fall

By Carrie Stambaugh OLIVE HILL Carter Caves State Resort Park is beautiful all year but in the fall its hardwood forests put on a dazzling display of color, which almost steals the show from its namesake caves and sandstone arches. The warm days and cool nights the Tri-State has been experiencing the last several weeks,…

Rail to Trail project considered in east Ky.

The Dawkins Rail Line stretches across three counties and could become the state’s longest Rail-Trail By Carrie Stambaugh PAINTSVILLE – For nearly 100 years, the Dawkins Line helped to fuel the local economy by hauling out natural resources from the hills of Johnson, Magoffin and Breathitt Counties. Soon, the abandoned line could again prime the…

Clearing the Path: Resurrecting the Jenny Wiley Trail

  By Carrie Stambaugh ASHLAND Efforts are underway in eastern Kentucky to reopen the Jenny Wiley Trail, a former 180 mile National Recreation Trail that fell into disuse as a footpath shortly after being opened more than 30 years ago. The JWT stretched from South Portsmouth in Greenup County to the lodge at Jenny Wiley…