Prestonsburg Kentucky

With mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, hiking, boating, horseback riding, elk viewing, big name performances, and authentic mountain music and heritage experiences, the Kentucky Trail Town of Prestonsburg offers many adventures and attractions that make it a great getaway.

Enjoy a cup of locally brewed coffee and choose among more than 20 local downtown dining options as you browse unique local shops and boutiques. Catch a Broadway show or local band at the Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre or a major act at the Mountain Arts Center, where you also can visit a Racing Museum and Coal Miner’s Exhibit. Explore the exhibits and stars at the East Kentucky Science Center & Planetarium, featuring the 40-foot Dome & Sci-Dome projection system. Walk the hallowed ground of two Civil War skirmish sights and learn how Prestonsburg found itself on both sides of the conflict. 

Then launch out from behind Billy Ray’s Restaurant for an 8-mile kayaking journey down the Levisa Fork, or head out for the Sugarcamp Mountain Trail system and its more than 20 miles of mountain biking across the Appalachian mountaintops. Venture over to the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park for hiking and walking around the elk preservation grounds or boating (pontoons, canoes, kayaks and fishing boat rentals available). Saddle up for miles of horse trails at Dewey Lake, home of the largest caught musky ever recorded in Kentucky (campsites with electric and water and horse stalls provided). 

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