Post by Greg Stamper on May 27, 2021 14:44:25 GMT -5
Eastern Kentucky is poised for an ecotourism boom—but a new resort sparks debate A proposed project on the edge of the protected Red River Gorge highlights community tensions and possible solutions. By Austyn Gaffney Published May 25, 2021
In late spring, the Red River Gorge Geological Area undergoes a transformation: cadaverous winter trees turn a lush green, mayapples scatter across the forest floor, and rhododendrons and mountain laurels sprinkle deep ravines with white and pink flowers.
But this year, the 42,000-acre preserve known as the Gorge is undergoing another change. Under the shadow of coal’s collapse, state officials decided Eastern Kentucky’s future was in tourism—and they’ve earmarked the Gorge as the official gateway.
“Eastern Kentucky is sitting on a gold mine,” says Christie Abrams, director of Wolfe County Tourism. “Everyone thought it was in coal, and it’s not. It’s literally our [ecological] region.”
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jameskay: im new to this ...I love the gorge ... I have heard of a place called leukeegee (spelling maybe wrong )has anyone heard of it and if so how to get to it ...
Mar 9, 2016 9:50:56 GMT -5
Garmin mapping GPS map of RRG: The link on the Home Page to the Garmin GPS map file is broken. Does anyone have this file? Please contact Rich at RRRRLEWIS@GMAIL.COM Many thanks!
Mar 17, 2016 15:54:29 GMT -5
Curious: How do I pay a parking ticket gotten at Red River Gorge
Apr 9, 2017 21:52:33 GMT -5
Red River Darth: Anyone know how to get to Sky View Arch? seems to have little to no info
Aug 18, 2017 8:43:45 GMT -5
stixman: I was sure where to post this request, but would it be possible to add a link to my website hhttps://www.kentuckywalkingstick.com on your link page? I am from eastern Kentucky and have been making walking sticks and canes for many years..
Apr 16, 2018 0:00:43 GMT -5
jamiekaj: I'm new to climbing (been in the gym for about a month now) and am looking for partners to get me to the gorge and back (from Lexington) / teach me a few things. I have gear (minus a rope) and could provide pizza, gas, and beer.
Jul 25, 2019 15:20:13 GMT -5