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March 1, 2021
The Lowdown with Lori
Happy Go Lucky Outdoors in Gtown Kentucky - Top 5 Experiences for the Adventurist

I feel lucky just about everyday but I am feeling extremely lucky this month. March is when the long, dark days of winter are officially over and we spring forward on Sunday, March 14. The days will get longer with earlier dawns, the nights shorter with later sunsets, more sunlit hours will brighten the day and the sun will be much warmer! All this makes me very happy :)

I will slowly stretch out of my winter hibernation on March 1 (Meteorologically) to be ready for the green, St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) green, that is, with my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow arriving on March 19 as me and my “searc”(Irish word for true love) celebrate 33 years of marriage, and by the spring equinox on March 20 (Astronomically) I will be fully ready to celebrate the outdoors! Kayaking, canoeing, bicycling, and hiking are just a few of my faves. So for this lowdown, I am sharing the top 5 things to do for an outdoor adventure in Georgetown, KY. All 5 require enthusiasts to bring their own gear and equipment.

1) Water lovers, the Elkhorn Creek is a beautiful place to kayak, canoe, or just float! There are 17 miles of trails with varying degrees of difficulty. For the most part the water is calm and flat so it is perfect for a novice or first-timer. My Tip: Don’t forget the fishing poles, the Elkhorn Creek is one of the best known smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and rock bass spots in the state of KY. 

2) Bicycle adventurists should check out this secret spot, Skullbuster Mountain Biking Trails (11.7 miles to be exact). The trails are composed of multiple moderate loops with limestone rocks, root sections, hidden meadows, and lots of natural and human-made challenges. My Tip: Before you go check this page out for the most up-to-date trail conditions. The trails are great for hiking too, just remember to be kind and share the trails! 

3) Cruise across Horse Country, these top routes are perfect for drivers, bikers, and motorcyclists. You are sure to see many acclaimed horse farms, stone fences, historic homes, beautiful countryside and lots of horses of course. My Tip: Foals are usually born between March and May. Spring is the best time to see a frolicking foal in the bluegrass with its Momma.

4) For the love of Treasure Hunting, Scott County is home to two  Geocaching Trails that take you on an exploration of history in Georgetown, Sadieville and Stamping Ground. Once you locate the hidden "caches'', you may trade trinkets of equal or greater value along the way. My Tip: Passports are available for download here. Passports are also available at the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism (GSCTC) office. Upon completion, return passports to GSCTC to receive a free prize.

5) If you are still a big kid at heart and packing your skateboard, roller blades or trick cyle everywhere you go, try the outdoor sk8 park at the Pavillion with a 10,000 square feet area using a street plaza design. Sadieville has just opened a new outdoor sk8 park overlooking a playground and creek for all to enjoy. My Tip: Be ready to make new friends of various ages when dropping down the half pipe, it’s just part of the “skating”culture. I guarantee you will learn a new trick or two. An interesting fun little fact is for the first time ever Skateboarding will be an official sport at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. 

Bonus: With a fun filled day of the above activities, nourishment is always a priority! Well... food is really what's on my mind! A picnic is always perfect along the way or at one of the many parks in the area. You can check out 15 parks virtually via this link. My Tip: NO FUSS… NO MUSS… call ahead to grab a to-go-lunch curbside from one of our local restaurants. 

I love the outdoors, so, I tend to think any day I am outside in the sunshine is a happy go lucky day.  

The Craftsmanship Behind Central KY's Stone Fences
Once upon a time, as pioneer farmers prepared a foreign land for plowing and planting, they faced one dragon of a challenge: removing piles and piles of limestone rocks and figuring out what to do with them...
Meatloaf, Music & Mom's Cooking at Golden's Pub and Deli
Last year, Patrick Golden traded in music for meatloaf. That’s when the 30-year veteran Nashville session musician, known for his “chicken-pickin’” artistry, returned to his old stomping grounds in Georgetown’s rural Newtown neighborhood and opened Golden’s Pub and Deli.
March Into History - Historic Scavenger Hunt!
Discover the past by locating historic markers and following clues to hunt down our local history. The Scott County Historical Society(In partnership with Georgetown/Scott County TourismScott County Public Library and local downtown businesses) will be hosting the March Into History scavenger hunt throughout the month of March, offering a variety of prizes to participants young & old! 
#GtownEatsWeek Returns!
The highly-anticipated #GtownEats Week returns, March 20-27, in Georgetown, KY. Don't miss this delicious opportunity to support and celebrate all the wonderful culinary options in Georgetown. You may just find a few new local spots or try some cool dishes you won't see on the menu any time soon!
I came, I saw, I painted. Who Am I?
Do you know this famous Georgetown artist? Explore the rich artistic history of Kentucky's horse country in this month's Chatsnap!
Healing Horses on A Mission
With March 1 designated National Horse Protection Day – a time to raise awareness about the plight of horses with a goal of helping unwanted horses find forever homes – it is the perfect time to look at the mission and goals of one community resource that is giving these much loved animals a second career – and a chance to make a difference.
Canewood Golf Course

In 2019, more than one-third of the U.S. population played, watched or read about golf. That’s a heck of a lot of people – over 107 million, in fact – keen on a good walk spoiled, a quote often attributed to writer and humorist Mark Twain.
Motel 6 & Microtel Inn

Did you know that Motel 6 got its name from its room rate? Back in 1962, when two California contractors founded the budget brand, their intent was to provide no-frills accommodations at an affordable per-night price that would cover building costs, land leases and janitorial supplies. The amount? $6.
Georgetown/Scott County Tourism is working hard to gather the most accurate and up to date opening dates, days and hours of operation from our local businesses and attractions in order to support their reopening throughout uncertain conditions.

Experience Kentucky's Horse Headquarters From Home!
Bask in the Bluegrass from the comfort of an armchair with our new collection of Virtual Tours, Experiences and Stay-At-Home Activities!

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