Cumberland Falls

November 17, 2008

On our way back from West Virginia a couple of weeks ago we drove through the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky. Our destination was Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

They have a beautiful lodge. We ate a late lunch there, and got to sit by one of the big windows and check out the view.

This is the Cumberland River.  It flows nearly 700 miles from Harlan, Kentucky, to the Ohio River at Smithland, in the western part of Kentucky.

A sixteen-mile segment from Summer Shoals to Lake Cumberland, which includes the Cumberland Falls area, has been designated a “Kentucky Wild River” and is being preserved in its natural state.

The falls are beautiful, and known as the “Niagara of the South,” with a 125-foot wide curtain of water. At night during a full moon that you can see the moonbow, a phenomenon not found anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere.

Although I don’t live in Kentucky, I think Cumberland Falls is still a beautiful part of My World!

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