ky unbridled adv 300FRANKFORT, KY (11/8/12) - As the year winds down, the opportunities for outdoor adventure keep coming. For many sportsmen and sportswomen across Kentucky, the second weekend in November marks their favorite time of year.
 
Nov. 10 is the opening day for Kentucky’s Modern Gun Deer season. As hunters travel to deer camps across the Commonwealth, many will be going in search of their record-book buck. Others will be going to fill the freezer with venison. All will be looking forward to the potential for great adventures.
 
Remember that hunters are required to wear blaze orange on their chest, back and head during the modern gun season. Also take note that small game season closes the first weekend of modern gun season. If you want to try deer hunting for the first time, talk with family members and friends who have hunted before, and chances are you will might receive an invite to tag along and learn the ropes.
 
Be sure to visit the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website to learn more about all of Kentucky’s hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities at www.fw.ky.gov. Happy hunting and stay safe this weekend!
 
There are new trail opportunities at two of Kentucky’s most popular adventure destinations.
 
The Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail is being connected with the Park City Bicycle and walking path. This will increase the total length of the trail to 10 miles and provide a great route for trail users to connect to the national park. The Kentucky Rails to Trails Council works to provide trail opportunities like this all over Kentucky. Find out about more about Kentucky Rails to Trails at www.kyrailtrail.org.
 
Traveling west to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, trail users will be excited to try out the newly created Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail. This trail totals a little over 11.5 miles and has seven access points so users can tailor their experience. The eastern portion of the trail is paved, and the western end is compacted stone. The trail travels through a central hardwoods ecosystem, provides shoreline views of Lake Barkley and offers plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing. To learn more about either of these areas and all their recreational offerings, visit their websites. Mammoth Cave National Park’s website is www.nps.gov/maca, and Land Between the Lakes is www.lbl.org.
 
Great adventures are no longer limited to Kentucky’s backcountry. Louisville continues to set the example for what urban adventure can be. The Parklands of Floyds Fork will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 10, to celebrate the opening of North Beckley Creek Park. Activities are planned to highlight all there will be to experience at Beckley Creek. A family bike ride on the two-mile section of the Louisville Loop will immediately follow the ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. There will be guided hikes, paddling demonstrations on Floyds Fork (must bring your own canoe or kayak), fishing in William F. Miles Lakes, fly fishing instructions and demonstrations and light food and refreshments. All activities are free to everyone so grab your gear and make plans to be at Beckley Creek Park this Saturday. If you are not familiar with the Parklands of Floyds Fork, visit their website to learn how they are working to build the best urban park system in America at www.theparklands.org.
 
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