Thanksgiving Weekend 119 To High Rock Hiking Tour
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Thanksgiving Weekend 119 To High Rock Hiking Tour

The 119 to High Rock hike begins at the overlook where United States Highway 119 crosses the top of Pine Mountain near Whitesburg. It is 7 miles round trip with the option to add another 0.2 mile round trip to Mars Rock. This hike generally follows the ridge of the mountain, so there is not nearly as much elevation gain as hiking from its base to the top; however, there is enough up and down travel to keep hikers' heart rates up. 

Staying on or near the ridge allows great views all along the way into both states, and this hike should be done in all four seasons to fully enjoy everything it has to offer. High Rock’s steep ridge of sandstone gives all who pursue its beauty an unparalleled 360-degree view: with the city of Whitesburg in the valley, the Cumberland Plateau on the horizon and Virginia’s coalfields beyond the tree line to the south.

High Rock is the second highest point on the Highland section of the Pine Mountain Trail and is part of the Appalachian Mountains, which are the oldest mountains in the world. 

This tour includes transportation with a packed meal and water.
Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.
Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 3 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.

Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule. 

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DLCK Guided Tours - Bad Branch Falls Hiking Tour
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Bad Branch Falls Hiking Tour

The hike to Bad Branch Falls is a little over a mile (one way) and takes close to 2.5 hours at a leisurely pace. The trail will take you through an old timber hall road that was built in the 30’s or 40’s. In places where you hike, bridges were built because there was no place to build a road on the hillside due to the sandstone cliffs. 
This hike is a categorized as a moderate hike because it requires climbing over rocks and walking around small ledges. Most people that can walk one mile should not have any trouble. 
The scenery to the falls is breathtaking, including high sandstone cliff’s, giant hemlock pines and many different types of rock formations. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. 
Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use during the hike. Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County, KY Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

To register: https://www.facebook.com/events/171673533784265/

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DLCK Guided Tours - Eagle Arch Rock/Blueberry Cliff Hiking Tour
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Eagle Arch Rock/Blueberry Cliff Hiking Tour

The Eagle Arch/Blueberry Cliff trail is around 1.25 miles long and is considered a moderate hike with some hilly elevation changes.
Eagle Arch Rock is a sandstone arch that spans approximately 50 feet in the air and was formed through erosion by water freezing and thawing over many years. Blueberry cliff is an overlook on the trail where hikers can walk out on edge of the cliff and see over the valley toward Whitesburg, Pikeville and Hazard. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack.Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children under the age of 10 on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours require ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event.
If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

To Register: https://www.facebook.com/events/2155776604674830/

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DLCK Guided Tours - High Rock Loop Hiking Tour
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

DLCK Guided Tours - High Rock Loop Hiking Tour

High Rock Loop is known as one of the best trails in Kentucky and offers even the most experienced hikers a challenging climb through the Bad Branch Preserve. 
This extremely strenuous 7.5-mile hike has a lot of uphill elevation changes and is located nearly 2 miles north of Bad Branch Falls.
Near the top of the trail, hikers will need to climb up steep areas with rock outcrop. High Rock’s steep ridge of sandstone gives all who pursue its beauty an unparalleled 180-degree view: with the city of Whitesburg in the valley, the Cumberland Plateau on the horizon and Virginia’s coalfields beyond the tree line to the south.
High Rock is the second highest point on the Highland section of the Pine Mountain Trail and is part of the Appalachian Mountains, which are the oldest mountains in the world. 
This tour includes transportation with a packed lunch and water.
Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.
Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 3 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

Register Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/282146322506483/

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DLCK Guided Tours - Eagle Arch Rock/Blueberry Cliff Hiking Tour
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Eagle Arch Rock/Blueberry Cliff Hiking Tour

The Eagle Arch/Blueberry Cliff trail is around 1.25 miles long and is considered a moderate hike with some hilly elevation changes.
Eagle Arch Rock is a sandstone arch that spans approximately 50 feet in the air and was formed through erosion by water freezing and thawing over many years. Blueberry cliff is an overlook on the trail where hikers can walk out on edge of the cliff and see over the valley toward Whitesburg, Pikeville and Hazard. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack.Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children under the age of 10 on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours require ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event.
If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

Purchase tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/271175177082243/

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DLCK Guided Tours - Skylight View Trail Hiking Tour
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Skylight View Trail Hiking Tour

Skylight View Trail begins at the top of Jenkins Mountain in the Birch Knob section of Pine Mountain and follows the ridgeline of the Kentucky/Virginia border. Along the trail are two overlooks with views over Jenkins and Virginia.
Skylight View Rock Shelter is a large cave located on the trail, sheltered by rock on three sides. Sunlight streams through the cave between two large openings in the shelter's ceiling. 
While short in mileage, Skylight View Trail takes some time to complete, because of its quick elevation change.
This trail is classified as a strenuous hike, with long steep areas of ascent and descent where hikers may need to use their hands to help climb up the trail. 
On the way back down, hikers go through the "Cry Baby Hill", named after its difficult terrain. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.
Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

To purchase tickets, follow this link -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dlck-guided-tours-skylight-view-trail-hiking-tour-tickets-50381410154

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National Take a Hike Day - Hike for A Cure
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

National Take a Hike Day - Hike for A Cure

Please join us for a hike to Blueberry Cliff for National Take a Hike Day & HIKE FOR A CURE!

The Hike is $10 per person & all proceeds for the hike will go to Scarlett Coots our Pink Warrior.

The Eagle Arch/Blueberry Cliff trail is around 1.25 miles long and is considered a moderate hike with some hilly elevation changes.

Eagle Arch Rock is a sandstone arch that spans approximately 50 feet in the air and was formed through erosion by water freezing and thawing over many years. Blueberry cliff is an overlook on the trail where hikers can walk out on edge of the cliff and see over the valley toward Whitesburg, Pikeville and Hazard. 

Discover Letcher County Guided Tours require ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event.
If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

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Bringing Christmas Painting Party
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Bringing Christmas Painting Party

  • Letcher County Extension Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by Kenna’s Creative Canvas.

“Join us for this classic truck painting with a twist. This is a step by step painting with guidance available for the shape of your truck but with lots of options to personalize (including color choice for your truck.) Add your own saying, leave it blank, or use one of mine. This is on a very large 16 by 20 Black gesso canvas. Cost is $25 per seat and includes refreshments and door prizes. Please comment on this post, message me or this page, or call the Ext Office to reserve your seats.”

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne Community Center will host its November square dance on Saturday, November 10, from 6:00-9:00 pm, presented by Isom IGA. Music by Sunrise Ridge. Admission: Caller: Will Bowling. Adults - $5.00, Students 6-18, $3.00, children under 6, free with paying adult.  Concessions, special meal, and souvenirs available for purchase. Carcassonne is known as the home of the longest-running community-sponsored square dance in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This will be the final Carcassonne square dance of 2018! Dances will resume in March, weather permitting.

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10K Turkey Trot /2 Mile Gobble Wobble & Fun Run
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

10K Turkey Trot /2 Mile Gobble Wobble & Fun Run

Join Letcher County Tourism for the first 10K Turkey Trot / 2 Mile Gobble Wobble and a Hold on to Your Tail Feathers Fun Run for the littles presented by double kwik. 
This will be a Chip Timed race ran by APTiming. 

The race will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 AM. Same-day registration will begin at 8:30 AM. 
To guarantee a t-shirt, participants must pre-register by Friday, November 2nd. 
On-line pre-registration can be completed at https://aptiming.com/race/757

Pre-Registration for the 10K & 2 Mile Gobble Wobble is $20
Day of registration is $25 for both events. 
When pre-registering a group of 8 or more at one time a $5 discount will apply.

All proceeds will benefit Letcher County Tourism. 

 

 

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More Mushrooms, Please!
Nov
8
4:00 PM16:00

More Mushrooms, Please!

The Letcher County Extension Office is hosting a learning session on growing mushrooms!

“Learn about growing multiple varieties of mushrooms, $25 cost, participants will receive a mini portobello kit to grow at home. Payment and RSVP required by October 26 at 4:30 PM at the Letcher Co. Extension Service.”

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DLCK Guided Tours - Bad Branch Falls Hiking Tour
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Bad Branch Falls Hiking Tour

The hike to Bad Branch Falls is a little over a mile (one way) and takes close to 2.5 hours at a leisurely pace. The trail will take you through an old timber hall road that was built in the 30’s or 40’s. In places where you hike, bridges were built because there was no place to build a road on the hillside due to the sandstone cliffs. 
This hike is a categorized as a moderate hike because it requires climbing over rocks and walking around small ledges. Most people that can walk one mile should not have any trouble. 
The scenery to the falls is breathtaking, including high sandstone cliff’s, giant hemlock pines and many different types of rock formations. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. 
Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use during the hike. Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County, KY Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule. 

To purchase tickets, follow this link -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dlck-guided-tours-bad-branch-falls-hiking-tour-tickets-50381235632

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DLCK Guided Tours - Bad Branch Falls Hiking Tour
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Bad Branch Falls Hiking Tour

The hike to Bad Branch Falls is a little over a mile (one way) and takes close to 2.5 hours at a leisurely pace. The trail will take you through an old timber hall road that was built in the 30’s or 40’s. In places where you hike, bridges were built because there was no place to build a road on the hillside due to the sandstone cliffs. 
This hike is a categorized as a moderate hike because it requires climbing over rocks and walking around small ledges. Most people that can walk one mile should not have any trouble. 
The scenery to the falls is breathtaking, including high sandstone cliff’s, giant hemlock pines and many different types of rock formations. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. 
Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use during the hike. Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County, KY Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule. 

To purchase tickets, follow this link -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dlck-guided-tours-bad-branch-falls-hiking-tour-tickets-50381170437

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Annual Cowan Creek Masquerade
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Cowan Creek Masquerade

Come join our annual Masquerade event held on Friday, October 26 where you will hear spooky tales of old with the wonderful Nell, create Trick or Treat crafts, play games for prizes, and dance to the music of our old haunts!!! We will have refreshments, Silent Auction, and cake walks between dances. A fun evening for the family!!!

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Fall Festival & Carnival
Oct
21
5:30 PM17:30

Fall Festival & Carnival

Come one, Come all! Colson Baptist Church invites everyone to our annual Fall Festival & Carnival on Sunday October 21st @ 5:30!! We will have cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, corn dogs, carnival games and prizes!! We will also have a special treat with the antics of the famous Escape Artist Eugene Mullins!!! You do not want to miss this!!! Invite friends and share this post!

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DLCK Guided Tours - Skylight View Trail Hiking Tour
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Skylight View Trail Hiking Tour

Skylight View Trail begins at the top of Jenkins Mountain in the Birch Knob section of Pine Mountain and follows the ridgeline of the Kentucky/Virginia border. Along the trail are two overlooks with views over Jenkins and Virginia.
Skylight View Rock Shelter is a large cave located on the trail, sheltered by rock on three sides. Sunlight streams through the cave between two large openings in the shelter's ceiling. 
While short in mileage, Skylight View Trail takes some time to complete, because of its quick elevation change.
This trail is classified as a strenuous hike, with long steep areas of ascent and descent where hikers may need to use their hands to help climb up the trail. 
On the way back down, hikers go through the "Cry Baby Hill", named after its difficult terrain. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.
Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

To purchase tickets, follow this link -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dlck-guided-tours-skylight-view-trail-hiking-tour-tickets-50381108251

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Carcassonne Community Center Square Dance
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Community Center Square Dance

The next Carcassonne Square Dance will be October 20, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Presented by the fine folks at Isom IGA. Doors open at 5:30 to begin selling home-made chili dinners. October's dance is on the third Saturday instead of our regular second Saturday in order to allow Blackey Days to occur without competition. Music by Sunrise Ridge and the caller is Will Bowling. Admission: Adults, $5, Students 6-18, $3. Children under six are free with a paying adult.

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Whitesburg Oktoberfest 2018
Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

Whitesburg Oktoberfest 2018

Make plans to attend this year's Oktoberfest in downtown Whitesburg on Saturday October 20th from 4 PM -  9 PM.
This year's event will be a fall festival and UK Tailgate celebrated with: 
* Live Music
*KY Craft Beers and Moonshine
* Game-Day Food Specials in downtown restaurants
* Local vendors
* A Double Elimination Cornhole Tournament
* Pumpkin Painting/Carving
* Appalachia's Most Haunted Guided Tours

For information on how to become a vendor, please email letchertourism@gmail.com

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2018 Letcher County Marching Invitational
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

2018 Letcher County Marching Invitational

  • Letcher County Central High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come support music in our schools as bands across Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee meet in competition in the 9th annual Letcher County Invitational. The event is held at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg, Kentucky and hosts a magnificent performance field. 

Bands currently registered include:
Tennessee High School, Bristol, TN
Butler Traditional High School, Louisville, KY

Judges include: 
Dr. Donald Sorah, Music
Jon D Day, Visual
Stacy Coker, General Effect
Kelly Sorah, Field Commanders
Jama Feltner Griffie, Color Guard/Twirlers/Auxiliary
Morgen Newell, Percussion

The event is $5 and helps support the arts in our schools. Come and enjoy the best bands in region and show your support for our fine young student musicians.

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DLCK Guided Tours - Eagle Arch Rock/Blueberry Cliff Hiking Tour
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Eagle Arch Rock/Blueberry Cliff Hiking Tour

The Eagle Arch/Blueberry Cliff trail is around 1.25 miles long and is considered a moderate hike with some hilly elevation changes.
Eagle Arch Rock is a sandstone arch that spans approximately 50 feet in the air and was formed through erosion by water freezing and thawing over many years. Blueberry cliff is an overlook on the trail where hikers can walk out on edge of the cliff and see over the valley toward Whitesburg, Pikeville and Hazard. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack.Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children under the age of 10 on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours require ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event.
If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule. 

Purchase tickets by following this link -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dlck-guided-tours-eagle-arch-rockblueberry-cliff-hiking-tour-tickets-50381027008

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