Rabbit Hash in Kentucky is haven for campers

Keystone Laredo

 Summer’s almost over and you probably haven’t yet taken your Keystone Laredo to a little town called Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, have you? Don’t miss out on taking your fifth wheel camper to this unique corner of the American dream, where time runs a little more slowly than it does in the rest of the world. With a general store that’s been around since 1831 and several local folk who look as if they might have been some of the original customers, Rabbit Hash also has antique stores for quilts and knick knacks and the renowned  Lowell Lee Scott Fine Art Center, where you can find real outsider art that reflects the generations of rich culture that is the Appalachias.

 

Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

Rabbit Hash is most famous in recent decades for its Old Timers Day, which this year is scheduled for Saturday, September 1st, 2012.  Get plenty of sleep in your cozy fifth wheel travel trailer the night before, because you’ll be up late along the banks of the Ohio river, enjoying bluegrass music, the “Barnival “ rides the town has set aside for the kids and most of all, a slice of the famous Rabbit Hash pie you can get at the festival.  A celebration of  rural Kentucky’s history and lifestyle, this event is truly something to savor, and well worth the trip with your fifth wheel camper. If you miss out on the weekend, be sure to check out the many barn dances, and musical performances held in Rabbit Hash throughout the year. The Folksiders Market, a popular rural crafts and arts fair, is scheduled for later in September. Get ready for some decorating ideas for your Keystone RV!

 

  Of course, there’s plenty of bucolic RV camping as well for your ultralite travel trailer, with fully equipped sites available both immediately outside Rabbit Hash in River Ridge Park, and  just a  couple  miles further down the Ohio River at Big Bone Lick State Park. Both  RV campgrounds offer an on-site grocery store and complete utility hookups, along with opportunities for fishing, boating and swimming.  Big Bone Lick also has been designated a National Natural Landmark for its late Pleistocene bone beds. While we can’t guarantee any live wooly mammoth  or mastodon sightings, it would be something to think about, sitting outside your Keystone Laredo by the campfire… late at night… in the dark….with a melted marshmallow glowing on a stick. Isn’t it wonderful that fifth wheel campers come with sturdy doors and windows?