b'Beneath the surface of south-central Kentucky lies a world that is virtually unparalleled. It is a labyrinth characterised by mile upon mile of dark, seemingly endless caves and passageways. The geological process beganCave- offer various adventuresThere is a festival here just about hundreds of millions of years agoincluding guided walking toursevery weekend. In late May, and continues to this very day. with rare cave formations, off- Glasgow, celebrates it Scottish Mammoth Cave National Parktrail wild cave tours, zip lining,heritage at their annual Highland preserves the cave system andrappelling and a nationalGames. Celtic music fills the air a part of the Green River valleycave museum. as participants compete in clan and hill country of south centralOutdoor adventures foundathletic activities such as tossing Kentucky. This is the worlds longestclose by are hiking, boating,cabers, sheaves, haggis and axes.known cave system, with more thanfishing, camping, canoeing,A few miles south of Glasgow is 400 miles explored. Early guidehorseback riding and golfing.Barren River Lake that offers 10,000 Stephen Bishop called the caveYou can explore the outbackacres of recreational funmarinas, a grand, gloomy and peculiarwith kangaroos, emus and otherboating, fishing, camping, 18-hole place, but its vast chambers andanimals from around the worldgolf course, horseback riding, hiking complex labyrinths have earnedat the Kentucky Down Underand picnicking.its name - Mammoth. Adventure Zoo in Horse Cave. Top it all off with museums, Civil Ranger-Led Activities at MammothThe nearby Country Girl at HeartWar sites, visual and performing Cave National Park are offered byFarm Bed & Breakfast offers anarts, quilt trails, walking and driving season. Among the tours availableenvironmentally-friendly workingtours, specialty shopping, farmers are Domes and Dripstones, Cavefarm experience where you canmarkets, artisanal cheese, Discovery Tour, Frozen Niagara andget your hands dirty or just putand barbecue.Wild Cave Tour. Trails take in otheryour feet up. Soak up the scenery park features like the Green andwith lazy days on the river Big Nolin rivers and the sinkholes ofBuffalo Crossing Canoe & Kayak Cedar Sink. offers lazy canoe trips from three Mammoth Cave National Park ishours to three days along Green not the only cave in the region.River, one of the worlds most Four area show caves - Cub Runbiologically diverse rivers. Paddle Cave Diamond Caverns, Hiddenpast waterfalls and springs or into River Cave, and Mammoth OnyxMammoth Cave National Park. VISITGLASGOWBARREN.COM 15'