If you haven't yet discovered Kentucky's superb State Resort Parks, high gas prices and a new incentive program mean you no longer have any excuse.
June is officially Great Outdoors Month in Kentucky, the latest part of the Department of Tourism's "Discover Your Own Backyard" promotion.
Whether visiting some of our thousands of miles of shoreline, one of our 53 state parks or simply watching Kentucky’s abundant wildlife, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy about the Commonwealth’s outdoors.
This proclamation also allows for an increased focus on two key issues surrounding the outdoors in Kentucky: conservation and promoting a healthier state for all.
“In order to make sure our outdoor areas and natural habitats are preserved for our children and grandchildren, immediate action must be taken. Through initiatives such as the Governor’s Green Team led by Mrs. Beshear and conservation efforts from Paducah to Prestonsburg, we will be able to maintain the innate beauty of our rivers, hills and trails across the state,” said Governor Beshear.
“Kentucky has some of the most diverse and abundant outdoor lands in the United States,” said Lieutenant Governor Mongiardo. “By encouraging Kentuckians to explore these lands, stay active and find a recreational endeavor that they enjoy, we will be using our resources to help increase physical activity and subsequently decrease numerous health problems facing us today.”
Great Outdoors Month will be highlighted by many events across the state, including multiple group hikes, bicycle rides and events at state nature preserves.
To find out more, and register for daily prizes and the Grand Prize, go to My Kentucky Backyard.
Cross-posted at BlueGrassRoots.