Entries by Rachelle Wright

Life on the Green River

To live in Hart County, means you’ve probably floated the Green River. Some paddle it once and talk about it for the rest of their days.  A few of our locals have enjoyed a handful of days on the river in their lifetime.  But MOST Hart Countians find themselves returning to the Green again and […]

Hiking is making a comeback!

Hiking is making a comeback, and we are fortunate to live in a place that offers a variety of trails to enjoy. At Cave Country Trails, we’re all about getting people on the trails in our region, so here’s some things we want you to know.   Mammoth Cave National Park has nearly 84 miles […]

What does JCPEats have to say about Hart County?

Don’t take our word for it, check out what our friend J.C. Phelps has had to say about his time in Hart County. Blog: The Perfect Itinerary For A Visit To Hart County Blog: From Abe to Cave: A Kentucky Trail For The Perfect Day Trip Blog: Dennison’s Roadside Market in Horse Cave, Kentucky Blog: […]

OUR LOCAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Bold, Quirky, Varied, Delicious

At a theatre performance in Horse Cave some years back, I found myself seated near a woman “wearing” a small kangaroo in a body-hugging sling. The kangaroo, of course, was from Kentucky Down Under was being socialized for the kind of human contact she’d eventually experience as one of KDU’s many animal ambassadors. Soon thereafter, I […]


By Natalie Lund A lot of Kentuckians don’t visit Mammoth Cave National Park very often. And for a long time that was true of me even though I live in one of the three counties in which this amazing entity is situated. Sure, I’d take visiting out-of-staters to the park for a quick cave tour […]

Reflecting on Tourism:  A Local Perspective

By Natalie Lund     About two decades ago, newly constructed rest areas were opened along I65 in Hart County, just north of Horse Cave. Providing overnight parking for truckers as well as bathroom breaks and picnic settings for assorted other travelers, these rest areas soon became welcome stops for hundreds and hundreds of visitors […]