Whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the historic downtown walking trail, a scenic bike ride on the Cave Run Loop (both bicycle and motorcycle), a rugged hike on 1,400-foot Limestone Knob, rock climbing one of 60 routes on the crag at Slab Camp, or tearing it up at Dirt Nasty Off-Road Park, the Kentucky Trail Town of Morehead, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians, has your next adventure covered. In addition, boating, camping, hunting, hiking, swimming, waterskiing, jet-skiing and fishing await at nearby Cave Run Lake, known as the Musky Capital of the South.
Try locally roasted coffee at The Fuzzy Duck or All Season’s Café and desserts at Rolled Over Rolled Ice Cream and enjoy numerous local dining options, including Pop’s Southern Style BBQ. Explore local shops, boutiques and bookstores. Catch an American contemporary art exhibit at the Morehead State University Golding-Yang Art Gallery. Attempt the university’s multi-level ropes Challenge Course. Hone outdoor skills in a short workshop on backcountry cooking or knot-tying. Catch a performance by the acclaimed Cave Run Symphony. Head outdoors for hundreds of miles of connecting trails, starting with the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail running right down Main Street.
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