Well fall is upon us and it brings joy to lots of hearts as they begin their preparations to pack up the family wagon and head to one of the beautiful national parks or monuments that we have in this great country. With fall comes the beautiful show of color that our forest and woodlands reveal with their turns from green of summer to the wonderful reds, yellows and orange of autumn. It is truly a splendid time to enjoy those last minute hiking, biking and sightseeing trips where the entire family tries to be the first one to spot some of nature’s wildlife wondering around trying to gather what food they can before winter. Fall is the last time we have to get this close to Mother Nature before old man winter brings in his cold winds and freezing temps and hikes and outdoor activities are replaced with afternoons in, snuggling under a blanket in front of a warm crackling fire watching your favorite football or basketball team. Well not to be a downer but you better double check your destination before heading out for that trip! Thanks to our friends in Washington all of the National Parks are closed during the government’s shutdown. Campers have been given 48 hrs to pack up and leave, now some through roads will be open through the parks but all visitor locations, campgrounds, hiking trails and other sightseeing areas will be closed until the shutdown is over.
Don’t let all of this get you down and ruin your plans though! Remember that Kentucky has some of the best state run parks in the country that offer a lot of the same adventures that the national parks offer. Go and check out the state parks website for more information: parks.ky.gov
So get out and enjoy your fall break with the kids and find those hidden gems that could be right here in your backyard!
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Enjoy your fall trips from your friends at Murphy Company Heating and Cooling.
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