The Richmond Register

October 7, 2012

Boone Trace Tour set for Oct. 19-20


Special to the Register

RICHMOND — The Fort Boonesborough Foundation will be conducting a tour along Kentucky and Virginia portions of Boone’s Trace, Oct. 19-20.

Scott New, who portray’s Daniel Boone at Fort Boonesborough State Park, will be the guide as the tour follows the route settlers took through Cumberland Gap to Fort Boonesborough.

Only seven rooms will be available and the cost is $220 single occupancy and $180 each for double occupancy, according to Elizabeth Chalfant of the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.

For reservations or more details, contact Chalfant at 859-771-3607, elizchalfant@aol.com, or on line at www.fortboonesboroughfoundation.org

Participants are to arrive at the fort at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, for an hour of living history. At 10 a.m. the will depart for the Wilderness Road State Park in Virginia, where they will have a box lunch and visit. Martin Station. The will proceed to Cumberland Gap National Park visitor center and visit Cumberland Gap where they will take a short easy walk. Anyone not wishing to take the walk may stay in the bus.

Friday will conclude at Pine Mountain State Resort Park, where the tour will arrive at about 5 p.m. and participants may enjoy the park’s trails and scenery. A buffet dinner will be served.

In the morning, after a buffet breakfast, the bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. and Scott New will provide narration as the tour heads north. The bus will follow back roads, stopping at interesting sites before returning to the original fort site at Boonesborough State Park in the late afternoon. A box lunch will be served along the way.

The Fort Boonesborough Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting Fort Boonesborough State Park.