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Land Between The Lakes to Celebrate National Trails Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – In celebration of the 23rd Annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6th, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to help with general trail maintenance on the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail.

Volunteers will meet at Golden Pond Visitor Center at 8:30am and work until around 12:00pm. Bring lunch, water bottles, and wear appropriate clothing, i.e., long pants, hiking boots, gloves, etc. The Forest Service will provide all tools and equipment, tick spray, and safety glasses.

Seven different access points give visitors multiple opportunities to bike and hike different sections of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. (Regina Roby)

Seven different access points give visitors multiple opportunities to bike and hike different sections of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. (Regina Roby)

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Come out to Land Between the Lakes to Recharge with Nature, History, and the Universe

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes’ 2015 summer lineup of Special Events has something for everyone.

Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras, binoculars, and picnic lunches. Stop by the gateway communities for food and supplies. For a complete program schedule, go to www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/

Canoeing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

Canoeing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Offers Summer Food Safety Tips in Advance of Memorial Day

 

Warmer temperatures call for extra attention to food safety when cooking and eating outdoors

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun.

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Children’s Day on the Farm at The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TNChildren’s Day on the Farm is Saturday, May 30th, at The Homeplace 1850’s Farm in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. From 1:00pm-4:00pm, children can step back-in-time and do farm chores typical for children in the 1850s.

Homeplace admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Children's Day at Land Between the Lakes' The Homeplace -- activities included laundry chores, gardening, and a general store. (LBL Homeplace Staff)

Children’s Day at Land Between the Lakes’ The Homeplace — activities included laundry chores, gardening, and a general store. (LBL Homeplace Staff)

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Shortleaf Pine Planting at Land Between The Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes has planted approximately 29,000 Shortleaf pine seedlings on 42 acres near Demumbers Bay.

Hardwood trees and Loblolly pines in this area sustained heavy damage during the 2009 ice storm and other wind events. Non-native Loblolly pines were removed from the area and replaced with native Shortleaf pines.

Shortleaf pines recently planted near Demumbers Bay area. (Yvonne Helton)

Shortleaf pines recently planted near Demumbers Bay area. (Yvonne Helton)

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Land Between the Lakes’ Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory Summer Evening Shows and Star Parties

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Summer Evening Planetarium Shows begin May 30th with Firefall at Golden Pond Planetarium followed by a Star Party.

Friends of Land Between The Lakes will present additional 8pm evening planetarium shows and star parties on select Saturdays during June, July, August, and September. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3,00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Summer Youth Program participates in Summer Food Service Program

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN –  The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department announces its sponsorship of the 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Laser Light Music Shows returns to LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium with Brand New Projector

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN Laser Light Music Shows at Golden Pond Planetarium begin Saturday, May 23rd, at 5:30pm on a brand new, multimillion color laser projector. People can see laser lights synchronized to popular music fill the 40-foot dome every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 5:30pm and 7:00pm through September 4th.

Additional Saturday shows are at 8:00pm May 23rd, June 6th and 20th, July 18th, and August 1st and 15th. Laser shows continue to be offered Tuesdays and Saturdays at 5:30pm and 7:00pm through October 31st, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. All seats are $7.00.

Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

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Land Between the Lakes to host 18th Annual Jeep Jamboree at Turkey Bay

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Jeep owners will soon travel to Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area at Land Between The Lakes for the 18th Annual Jeep Jamboree, Saturday and Sunday, May 15th-16th, 2015. To participate, Jeep owners must pre-register at www.jeepjamboreeusa.com .

Turkey Bay is one of 30 Jeep Jamboree locations nationwide and is considered to be a family oriented four-wheel-drive adventure destination.

Jeep Jamboree held at Turkey Bay OHV Area annually in May. (Land Between the Lakes)

Jeep Jamboree held at Turkey Bay OHV Area annually in May. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes Spring Squirrel Season starts May 9th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area’s 2015 spring squirrel hunting season will open May 9th-June 14th, in Tennessee and May 16th-June 19th, in Kentucky.

Hunters must have a valid Kentucky or Tennessee state hunting license for the state in which they are hunting. Hunters age 16 and older must also have a Land Between The Lakes Hunter Use Permit. These are available online, 24/7 at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/ or North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, and wherever Kentucky and Tennessee state hunting licenses are sold.

LBL's Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

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