Department of Parks
Trips Retracing Daniel Boone’s Journey Planned This Summer
RICHMOND, Ky. – Tours that retrace explorer Daniel Boone’s journey to Kentucky are being offered this summer by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports Fort Boonesborough State Park.
The tours offer guests a glimpse of the back roads as you retrace the route to Fort Boonesborough.
A one-day tour, offered Aug. 21, will start at Fort Boonesborough State Park at 9 a.m. and will travel to Levi Jackson State Park in London. The tour includes lunch and will return to Fort Boonesborough later in the afternoon. It will also include a presentation by Scott New, who portrays Boone at the fort.
The cost is $50 for adults and $40 for children 12 and under, and includes fort admission, box lunch, snacks and water, and New’s expert knowledge.
Two-day tours will be offered July 10-11 and Sept. 26-27. These tours will also start at Fort Boonesborough and will take guests to Wilderness Road State Park in Virginia and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park along the Kentucky-Tennessee-Virginia border. Guests will spend the night at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville. The second day will feature Levi Jackson State Park in London and will end at Fort Boonesborough.
The cost is $220 per person for single occupancy or $360 for two people, double occupancy. There are also rates for groups of three and four. The price includes transportation, admission to parks, lodging, four meals, snacks and water, and New’s expert knowledge.
Transportation for the trips is by bus.
For reservations and more information, visit www.fortboonesboroughfoundation.org or call Elizabeth Chalfant at 859-771-3607.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 50 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov