Economy keeping some folks away from travelling on Labor Day

By: Morgan Schutters Email
By: Morgan Schutters Email

Many say holiday traveling is a telltale sign of the state of the economy.

So in today's day and age, are less people getting out of the house to celebrate?

We talked to vacationers at Buckhorn Lake State Park about their Labor Day budgets.

It's the last holiday of the summer and this year some folks chose buckhorn lake state resort park as a perfect vacation spot to enjoy their day off.

But some locals say the travel-time budget might be tighter this year for those from out of town.

Donnie Farmer, along with his wife and dog, come to Buckhorn every weekend, But Farmer says for many families, this year's economy might just be taking its toll.

Farmer says he's surprised not more local folks travelled to the lake for Labor Day. He says Buckhorn is one of Kentucky's best kept secrets.

Patricia Gilbert works at Buckhorn and says she's noticed the economy has not stopped people from visiting the park.

Gilbert says if you were not able to enjoy Buckhorn for Labor Day, \your local state parks are one of the best places to spend other holidays.

For a full list of dates Kentucky state resort parks are open on holidays like Labor Day, be sure to visit Morgan's new blog "Life's, Loves AND Pursuits".


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