Cumberland Falls and Traditions, Legends and Music of Appalachia

Based out of a hemlock beam lodge in Daniel Boone National Forest, explore Cumberland Falls and the surrounding region. Plus, learn about Appalachian culture through music and lectures.
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Program No. 6722RJ
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4.92 Average

seeing a moonbow and frost flowers for the first time was awesome.


This was the most interesting and fun event I have attended. Speakers were funny and very knowledgeable, such a great experience. The lodge was old but well kept and very clean. Food was very good. Loved all the outdoor activities. It was geared to each person’s level. I would loved to do more like this one.


I thoroughly enjoyed this program. Every session either in classroom or in the field were both diverse in subject and education value while being entertaining. You could make the outside activity level as strenuous or easy going as you wanted.


it was not easy to communicate with the fromt desk about Road Scholar issues over the phone in advance.

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enjoyed the beauty of the area, the wonderful group of people, and the great leadership.


Each Road Scholar Program in which I have participated has been unique. I have left each program with positive feelings


Expect a slower pace of life. Be surprised by the beauty of the area and the lodge. Enjoy down home cooking and plenty of it. If you're interested in learning about coal mining, reclamation, Appalachian stories, feuds and culture this is the place to go.

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My sister and I went on this trip this winter and it was really great. The facilities were rustic but clean and comfortable. The guides were very knowledgeable, approachable and organized. The outings were interesting and sort of choose your own level of difficulty which worked for our group, all levels of abilities were accommodated. The presentations by local experts were diverse, informative and fun. Loved the music! Food was provided by the lodge, full buffet offered with some local specialties.

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Lodge needs repair but overall good program


We loved every minute of the Cumberland Falls Road Scholar trip. The leader was outstanding as was the program content. The field trip to coal mines and natural bridge was very interesting as were the hikes on the property and to the fire tower. I recommend this trip to learn about the Southeastern Kentucky life from the 1700's and through today.

Ann Marie

This program was extremely informative and enjoyable. I can't say enough about the accommodations, the food, but especially the presenters. Worth the drive.


A perfect program to explore an area of the US not usually on a bucket list. The Corbin/DuPont Lodge/State Park are absolutely beautiful. It was quiet and refreshing, a perfect area to renew one's self. The area has so much history that we don't know about. But even more, the program showed the resiliency of the people to adapt. Every local person we met was friendly, hospitable and welcoming. A program to attend!


This program informs you about the past and how that past give us why thing are the way are today,


I highly recommend this Cumberland Falls program--something in it for everyone and it will change your view/understanding about Kentucky. Beautiful surroundings and the presenters are just phenomenal.


I enjoyed this program. It is far back in the woods and takes some time to get to the lodge and to go anywhere on free time. Brian our leader was excellent. The presentations were very informative and entertaining.

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