Archive for June 21st, 2011

By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Costa Rica or Kentucky? Kentucky!

Last year, my boyfriend and I ventured down to Kentucky for a long weekend get away. And what we found surprised and delighted us. Rough River Lake, Nolan Lake and Mammoth Cave are great spots for hiking, swimming and boating. Swimming in Rough River Lake, we felt like we were in Costa Rica.  The great thing about a Kentucky vacation for Chicago area dwellers is that getting there is only 6 hours drive from Chicago to Rough River Lake. Door County, WI is just as far but Lake Michigan is cold and prices for boat rental, lodging, and food are about double in WI as compared to prices in Kentucky. Kentucky is warmer in general.  Check out the photos from our last trip and decide for yourself if Kentucky should be on your “must visit” list. We know we’ll be back!

Tranquail island in Rough River Lake, KY

What about wild life? We saw many deer and they saw us!

Kentucky deer look a lot like Illinois deer

Pontoon boats are easy to navigate in Rough River Lake

See an island you like? Pull up your boat and stay a while!

We made a wrong turn and ended up heading for an uber narrow canal!

Beautiful, peaceful and warm clean water in abundance!

Tiny "islands" abound in manmade Rough River Lake

For info on Rough River Lake, click here.

For inf on Nolan Lake, click here.

For info on Mammoth Cave, click here.

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