Things to Do

If you’ve ever jumped from the top of a houseboat into a sparkling, mountain-ringed lake, heard the bugle of an elk echoing through the highlands, walked the path of Daniel Boone or in the shoes of an early 20th-century coal miner, danced in the moonlight to the beat of a live bluegrass band, enjoyed a slice of apple stack cake, or savored a little blackberry moonshine, then you’ve spent time in The Kentucky Wildlands. From hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, fishing and boating in a place of spectacular unspoiled beauty to exploring historic Main Streets and hollows filled with unique museums and traditional mountain crafts, food and music, you’ll never run out of things to see and do. If it’s adventure you seek, or if you simply long for places yet unseen, you can spend a lifetime here and still not experience all The Kentucky Wildlands has to offer.

Hidden Gems in the Kentucky Wildlands

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

The Old Mulkey Meetinghouse is a log church erected in 1804, making it the oldest...

Historic Dils Cemetery & Gardens

Final resting place of famed Hatfield-McCoy Feud chieftain Randolph McCoy and family...

Gravesite of Nathan Goe, Grandson of Daniel Boone

Went for a drive today with Mark Reece from EKU. We went down to Bear Track turned...

Worth Adding to Your Kentucky Bucket List

Corbin

Surrounded by the pristine Daniel Boone National Forest, Corbin lies at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is home to Cumberland Falls State Park — deemed the Niagara of the South and site of the only known moonbow existing...