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Saturday: October 4, 2014
Ghost Hunt - 8:00 pm – 1:00 am

Join the Tri-state Shadow Chasers for a night of paranormal investigating at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site. Learn the various ins and outs of ghost hunting by seeing and getting familiar with some commonly used tools during an investigation. The staff will have digital voice recorders, emf detectors and motion sensors on hand that participants can use for the investigation. While on the investigation you will learn a lot about the history of this famous location including the park ground, church and cemeteries. Please bring a digital camera if you have one available.
Registration required. Cost: $20.00 per person.

For more information or to register please call Big Bone Lick State Historic Site at (859) 384-3522    more park information...

October 17 - 19, 2014
Salt Festival

Journey back in time as Big Bone Lick returns to days long past. There will be numerous hands on demonstrations and activities for people of all ages; including flint-knapping, pioneer life, salt making, weaving, spear throwing, storytelling, music, atlatl tossing, and lots more. Browse the crafters corner to see the many wondrous hand crafted items for sale; then refresh yourself and your family at the food court. While you are visiting don't forget to see our bison herd and stop by the visitor center.

For more information or to register please call Big Bone Lick State Historic Site at (859) 384-3522    more park information...

Thursday October 30, 2014
Ghosts of Big Bone - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Discover the haunted history of Big Bone State Park. A $5 admission fee will include a narrated one mile walk along the Big Bone Creek Trail. Shadow Chasers will be on hand to demonstrate their equipment and answer questions about past paranormal investigations in the park. Advance tickets may be purchased through Boone County Public Library's Local History Department. The tour starts at the Big Bone State Historic Site Visitors Center at 6:00 and a tour will begin every 10-15 minutes with the last tour will begin at 7:30 p.m. Program suitable for ages 8+, parental guidance recommended.

Co-sponsored by Boone County Public Library, the program will be held at the Visitor Center at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site.

There will be a Friends of Big Bone general membership meeting prior to the program at 6:00 pm

Saturday December 27, 2014
Sierra Club Trail Hike - 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Led by, John Robbins, from the Sierra Club this is a great opportunity to get in a little exercise while having fun at Big Bone Lick. The hike covers all wooded trails in the park, including 2 miles around the lake + 1.2 miles on 2 trails created by NKY Group volunteers. One parallels a pasture fence where bison may be seen. Wear weather-tolerant clothes & shoes with good tread. Bring liquid & trail snacks. Parent or legal guardian must accompany minors. RSVP to leader with your name, email & phone # by 11am on Friday before. Email from leader by noon on Friday before provides meet-up location, timeline & other final instructions.

Rating: Easy to moderate - 2.5 to 3 hrs, abt 4.5 miles, several climbs & descends up to 150’ each, sometimes slippery or tricky trail conditions in wintery or wet weather. Restroom access possible but not guaranteed.

Leader’s contact information: 859-363-0376
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