If you live for the summer, I apologize ahead of time for my excitement – but I LOVE autumn like nobody’s business. Pumpkins, Thanksgiving, colorful leaves, seasonal drinks at Starbucks, sweet potato pie, football season, college basketball… I get even giddier when talk turns to autumn.
I guess that’s why I couldn’t help smiling ear to ear when I saw this event notification in my e-mail: End of Summer Blast at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. We’re (almost) approaching the end of summer, and that means my good friend Autumn is just around the corner.
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The beach at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park closes after Labor Day weekend. so they’d like to extend invitations for their End the Summer Beach Blaston Saturday, Aug. 31.
Activities include beach volleyball, limbo contests and more. Barbecue plates will be sold for $7 per person and will include barbecue, two side dishes, a roll and beverage. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the beach shelter.
Music will be provided by a disc jockey from 4-8 p.m. Bring a beach chair, umbrella, towels and the whole family to close out the summer. No alcohol is allowed.
The park is offering lodging and meal packages. One night with two Saturday lunches is $125. Two nights with two Saturday lunches is $225. Additional lunches may be purchased for $7 a person.
Call the park at 270-797-3421 for reservations and details.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, restaurant and hiking trails. The resort is 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville on KY 109 N. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit at Dawson Springs and take KY 109 S.
Speaking of Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park and Autumn (two of my personal favorite subjects), you HAVE to make plans to visit Pennyrile this Autumn – as many times as possible. It’s just breathtakingly gorgeous when the trees put on their colorful Autumn attire. Seriously, it’ll leave you speechless. The same can be said for just about all of the Kentucky State Parks – they’re beautiful year-round, but Autumn is a show unto itself. Last year we hit Pine Mountain State Resort Park at the perfect time – it made for some amazing pictures (see Pine Mountain State Park Pictures).