Look What Kentucky State Parks Have Planned for Halloween
I've decided that all weekends in October need to be three days long. If I had magic powers, they would be. I'm finding there's TOO much to do to squeeze into just four more weekends. And that was BEFORE I learned what our Kentucky state parks have for us this month.
For me, that really throws a monkey wrench into the proceedings because I am already a huge fan of state parks. And yes, it would be ridiculous to imply that I didn't think they'd do anything for the scariest month of the year. So this is on me, and I own it.
With that, let's hit a few highlights.
E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park - Grim Trails
'Tis the season for all things grim, and it may not get much grimmer than Louisville's Grim Trails. Open every Friday and Saturday night from 8 PM to midnight, Grim Trails dives deep into folklore, myths, and fairy tales. One of the Commonwealth's most popular Halloween attractions, Grim Trails recently released a teaser trailer for this year's event:
Rough River Dam State Resort Park - Halloween Party
If you're looking for family-friendly fun--haunted mini-golf, a free haunted house, and Trunk or Treat--head to beautiful Rough River and take it all in Saturday, October 21st.
Carter Caves State Resort Park - Spooky Cave-In Movies
Seeing the phrase "cave-in" in association with an actual cave might sound some alarm bells, but not to worry. This very cool three-week event is all about watching scary movies inside a cave on October 7th, 13th, and 21st. The first date and the last date are Saturdays on which the park will show family-friendly Halloween movies. Wanna take a guess as to what they're showing on Friday the 13th?
Old Fort Harrod State Park - The Sleepy Hollow Experience
Finally, how could anyone resist one of the most frightening stories in American literature brought to life in the oldest town in Kentucky? Old Fort Harrod State Park is the perfect setting for this colonial nightmare.
For a complete list of all the incredible October activities scheduled throughout the Kentucky state park system, visit parks.ky.gov/halloween.
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