Miles of water and trails offer a great place to clear your mind. Explore the Bourbon Trail and decompress. Enjoy some down-home cooking and feel comforted. Whatever you do, you're sure to leave feeling better than when you arrived.
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Natural Bridge State Resort Park
The gateway to Red River Gorge with multiple outdoor experiences featuring the "Natural Bridge," a 65 feet tall and 78 feet long natural sandstone arch.
Salato Wildlife Center
Part indoor, part outdoor, part acres of animals in their natural habitat, part education center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Salato Wildlife Center is hours of fun and discovery.
Bike the Bourbon Trail
While many of Kentucky's famous bourbon distilleries are still anxiously awaiting re-open, the rolling hills they are nestled in and the country roads that connect them await your exploration. The infamous "Kentucky Bourbon Trail" isn't a specific path, so much as an opportunity for you and your friends to map your ideal route and explore Bourbon and Bluegrass Country. Recommended routes begin and end in Louisville and Lexington.
Fish, swim, raft, hike and enjoy your time in the great outdoors of Cumberland Falls State Park surrounding "Little Niagara", a waterfall on the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky.
Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and 53,000 acres of forest. Come visit the world's longest below-ground cave (400+ miles) and nearly 70 miles of nature trail, and over 20 miles of river.
Mother Goose Photo Opp
No trip to Kentucky is complete without a photo opportunity at the Mother Goose House. Featured on Oprah, Home and Garden Television's Extreme Homes, and in The New York Times, the Mother Goose House, constructed in 1940, is an architectural novelty, and a must-see. This goose shaped roof, atop a nest shaped house will have everyone in your car thinking they've driven into a fairy tale. [photo credit kentuckytourism.com]