Kentucky Lake area is an adventurers dream location it is one of the largest man made lakes in the country. Surrounded by forest with over 2000 miles of shoreline this area is best visited by boat. The land between the lakes is best for hiking into the woods. Woodland Walk is a one mile hike around Honker Lake and a great place to have a picnic. You can take a scenic drive through the Lakes Elk and Bison Prairie and get up close and personal views of the bison. Wild life in the area includes Bison, elk, coyote, bald eagles and a variety of birds.
Traveling Lexington on to Bardstown one of the top 10 adventure cities according to National Geographic Magazine. These towns are part of the Bourbon Trail. Bardstown is the location of the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center. Here you can find out all about tours and the history of the area. The Wild Turkey facility is located in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. In this small area of Kentucky you can sample some of the best bourbon in the world.
Mammoth Cave National Park adventure here and you can canoe on the Green and Nolin Rivers for more than 30 miles. Mammoth Cave is called that because it has over 325 miles of cave that needs to be explored. You can’t just venture in by yourself, the park service offers guided tours daily. There are many hiking trails where you can go off on your own. The trails range from 1 mile to 3 miles. Pick one of the longer trails and you can get lost from the crowds easily.
Red River Gorge National Geological Area is a great place to start an adventure in Kentucky. The area has more 80 natural arches and a 36 mile drive looping tour in the area. You will be able to pick from over a hundred miles of hiking trails and get into the backwoods of Kentucky.