Splash into the region that’s home to the “Houseboat Capital of the World,” as well as sun-dappled farms and vineyards, golf courses, historic sites and all the locally caught fish you can eat.
With more shoreline than many coastal states, Southern Kentucky Vacations region is a mecca for boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, and just about every other water activity imaginable. Home to four Kentucky State Parks, the area is a great place to camp out beneath the stars. Rent a houseboat at Lake Cumberland and explore the lake's 1,255 miles of scenic waters and tucked-away coves. Marinas, cabins and lodges can also be found at beautiful Dale Hollow Lake and Green River Lake. And adventure abounds at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, home to natural sandstone arches and some of the best whitewater rafting in the Bluegrass State.
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Explore wooded hiking trails and hit the links at a dozen outstanding golf courses, from the lush, rolling terrain of Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park to the challenge of a Brian Ault Signature Series course on Burnside Island, encircled by the Cumberland River. Visit idyllic vineyards for a glass of locally made wine, get lost in a corn maze at Bear Wallow or Heavenly Haven Farm & Ziplines, and pick your own apples at family orchards like Haney's Appledale Farm. You can even try a slice of the world's largest apple pie!
Kentucky's Southern Vacations are just as rich in history. Visit a national Civil War site, discover the history of the coal mining industry, take a scenic train ride, learn about the famous authors born here, and tour museums and historical sites to explore our region’s fascinating past.
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Southern Kentucky is home to Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow Lake, Green River Lake, and 5 Kentucky State Parks. Download the regional app and discover more things to see and do, the Best Places to stay and where to eat based on your location - then get directions to find your way!
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With so many freshwater lakes, it’s no wonder the regional specialty here is fish. Add on a heaping side of local veggies and an ice-cold Ski soda and you'll be eating like a local in no time.