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.

Hidden Gems in the Kentucky Wildlands

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Come face to face with the region’s underwater friends, explore karst terrain, see...

Beattyville Boat Ramp

3 Mile River Trail Option: Launch from the concrete Sharp Rock Ramp located three...

Pleasant Valley Country Club

The 9-hole "Pleasant Valley" course at the Pleasant Valley Country Club & Restaurant...

Worth Adding to Your Kentucky Bucket List

Hazard

Draped in a majestic mountainous backdrop of The Kentucky Wildlands, the Kentucky Trail Town of Hazard offers slices of vintage Americana for everyone. Peruse Main Street and enjoy local dining at Big Blue Smokehouse or Jabo’s Coal...