Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Schedule Highlights | News


Sat 6 Nov

autumn festival

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nature Station

Celebrate the fall season at the nature station with annual fall festival activities including live animal programs, crafts, games and more, all in the spirit of the season. Come and participate in the following events:

Antler Ring Toss

Fall Treasure Hunt

Pile of leaves

11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bread and Butter (HP)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leaf Person Craft (NS)

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Signs of the Season Hike (NS)

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hootenanny, NS

1-3 p.m. Quilting (PT)

1-3 p.m. Cornhole at Tree Cavity (NS)

1:30-2 p.m. Camo-Critters (NS)

2:30-3pm Unbe-leaf-able (NS)

3:30-4pm Migrate or Hibernate? (BORN.)

Sun 7 Nov

The Woodcraft

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Place of reception

Being skilled in the art of woodworking was necessary on the 1850s farm. Repairing furniture, farm equipment and structures was part of the daily routine of farm life. Join us in the Tool Barn for a look at our collection of historic tools and see how these tools still get the job done.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Tree-mendous Hike (NS)

get carried away

1pm-3pm | Place of reception

Brooms can be made from a variety of materials. But the traditional American broom, as we know it today, has been made from broom since the 1830s. The sorghum-related plant is grown here at Homeplace and today farmers will start with raw ‘sorghum vulgare’ and use traditional methods to make the tool that has cleaned floors of dirt and dust for generations. .

3:30-4:00 p.m. Sunday Funday: Bobcat Playtime (NS)

Wed 10 Nov

Conservation of the turkey in the lands between the lakes:

Homeschooling Webinar — ONLINE (NS)

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

The program is free

Online webinar registration

Turkeys are a conservation success story! Explore the decline of the wild turkey and learn how conservationists were able to save a once-rare bird. This program will cover local and national conservation efforts and is recommended for middle and high school students, but all ages are welcome to participate.

Sat 13 Nov

Paleontology Day

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Nature Resort

Children, do you like to discover the prehistoric past? Spend the day learning about Kentucky’s ancient past and how to read the natural world to better understand it. Join us for any or all of the programs below.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Living Fossils

1 to 3 p.m. Make your own dinosaur

3:00-3:45 PM Have fun with fossil discovery and crafting

Sedimentary, my dear Watson: LBL Fossils:

Webinar — ONLINE (NS)

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

The program is free

Online webinar registration

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the geology of Land Between He Lakes. Learn about the geological history of the area and what fossils can be found along the shores of the lake.

Plows and their history

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Place of reception

A plow (also spelled “plough”) is an agricultural tool with one or more heavy blades that breaks up the ground and digs a furrow (small ditch) for sowing seeds. Some of the earliest plows used in the United States were little more than a twisted stick to which an iron spike was attached that only scraped the ground. View our historic collection of plows and try turning the soil the 1850s way.

1:00-3:00 p.m. Getting out of the rain (HP)

Sun 14 Nov

Holiday decorating begins

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Place of reception

Come to Homeplace and help decorate for the holiday season. Simple materials such as hay, twine, pinecones, wood chips and nuts could be made into beautiful ornaments to add cheer to the home. Learn about the history of these folk art creations and make one to take home.

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Crazy for Carrion (NS)

3:30-4 p.m. Sunday Funday: Coyote Playtime (NS)

Sat 20 Nov

Tobacco in the Black Patch

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Place of reception

Tobacco was a major cash crop for farmers in central Tennessee in the 19th century. At this time of year, the tobacco is harvested and hung in the barn to dry. See the process for yourself and learn why tobacco is called a 13 month crop.

Cub Scout Day: Science Rocks!

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nature Resort

Attention all Cubs and Cub leaders. Bring the gang, or just your own kids, to the Nature Station for a full day of activities and programs focused on this year’s theme: Science ROCKS!

Holiday Baking

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Place of reception

Enter the kitchen for a glimpse of how cooking was done on the old wood stove. Learn the techniques used by the 1850s farmer’s wife to prepare special treats for the holidays. Take home a traditional recipe to try in your own kitchen.

Sun 21 Nov


11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Place of reception

A blacksmith shop on the farm in 1850 provided the farmer with a means of making and repairing his farm implements. Join us today as we recreate a historical artifact to learn more about life in the past and the tools they used to overcome obstacles in their daily lives.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mutton to Wool (PT)

1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Awesome Opossum (NS)

3:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday Funday: Red Wolf Playtime (NS)


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