Cities and Towns
Dozens of welcoming cities and towns offer one-of-a kind adventures and experiences in The Kentucky Wildlands. Quaint mountain villages and historic, picturesque Main Streets beckon with local cafes, coffee shops, bookstores and boutiques filled with unique gifts, finds and crafts. Shop for fresh, locally grown produce at a farmers market, sip a regional handcrafted brew, or attend a live performance at a restored theater, gallery or museum. Many of these scenic towns, nestled next to lakes, tucked among rolling hills and highland valleys, serve as gateways to large national recreation areas, national parks, forests, backcountry trails, scenic gorges, mountain peaks and many other natural wonders.
Popular Destinations in the Kentucky Wildlands
Two Places Worth Adding to Your Kentucky Bucket List
The Kentucky Wildlands are home to the majority of certified Kentucky Trail Towns, which connect trail users with beautiful, serene natural environments, such as the Red River Gorge, Cave Run Lake, Breaks Interstate Park, Daniel Boone...