Hi. We are considering a trip this summer to Kentucky and seek some advice.
We are a family of three; our daughter will be 9-years old when we travel this summer. We are nature lovers and would want to include time to visit both Mammoth Cave National Park and Cumberland Falls State Park during our trip to Kentucky. We would be driving to Kentucky from the Charlotte, NC, area.
We'd like to take a couple of cave tours, explore the National Park, and walk the trail to see Cedar Sink. We're considering one of the half-day canoe trips on the Green River offered by Green River Canoeing as well.
While visiting Cumberland Falls, we'd like to see the falls of course and maybe plan our visit around a moonbow time. We're looking for other activities and must-see sights around Cumberland Falls.
How much time should should we spend in both areas? How many days/nights do you suggest in each area? We think the Mammoth Cave and Cumberland Falls areas are about 2 1/2 hours apart. Is this about right?
Are there any other Kentucky spots we shouldn't miss during our trip? We'd certainly be willing to drive to a third "hub" if needed. Are there any cities we shouldn't miss? We aren't interested in the horse-racing industry, so that would be off our list. Sorry. :-)
Thank you in advance for all you help and suggestions!
Jennifer in NC