5 based on 96 reviews
A 90-mile stretch of riverside park through scenic valleys and gorges: great for canoeing and kayaking.
We hiked the Angel Falls trail. It was a 4 mile round trip hike. The trail ran beside the river. It was an easy trail that took about 90 minutes including exploring the rocks and rapids in the river. The falls were big rapids in my opinion rather than a waterfall but it was still a great view and enjoyable hike.
4 based on 157 reviews
2/13/2017 Note! Big South Fork Scenic Railway is under new ownership and management. Brand new website will be posted 2/20/2017 with complete 2017 schedule. We are not operating January, February and March. Excursions will resume April 1st. The K&T Special, our signature excursion, is a gorgeous three-hour scenic train ride from Stearns, Kentucky to the National Park Service's wonderfully restored Blue Heron Mining Community. In 2017 e'll also offer a variety of special event trains during the year, such as the Moon-shine Limited and South Fork Santa Express. This season we are spending nearly a million dollars on refurbishing cars and engines, and upgrades to the Depot and the railway. Stay tuned! -Diana Bybee and Sam Carpenter
This could have been amazing. The scenery and park at the half way pint are super awesome. We sat in the open car and the metal screeching noice the entire way made the ride almost painful. I know there was supposed to be some historic info playing over the loud speaker but not one single person could hear it. That's suck a bummer because that's part of the reason I wanted to do the train ride. The concession stand at the park was way understaffed and the wait for any snack took away most of your look around and explore time before boarding to head back. I'm not sorry I did it but I don't feel like I ever need to do it again.
5 based on 57 reviews
We took the hike along the top to an overlook, because we didn't have the legs for steps. Unfortunately, it wasn't a very good view from the overlook because it was all overgrown, but it didn't seem to have much water in the falls that day. We decided to turn back and not explore any further. I would recommend coming soon after a good rain and taking the lower trail versus the upper one. Otherwise, the trail was nice and peaceful.
4.5 based on 103 reviews
This 17,372-acre park has botanic and geologic features that are unique in the state.
We spent a long weekend at Pickett State Park recently in one of the park chalets. It was a very nice and relaxing weekend. The chalet is basic but has everything you would need to step away from the day to day for a while....MoreThanks for spending the weekend with us! We are glad you enjoyed the chalets. We are in the process of updating our cabins and villas and hope that you will come back and spend some unplugged time with us again soon.
4 based on 89 reviews
We stopped at Rugby to admire the interesting architecture and the beautiful gardens but the town was empty. This is June but on a Monday. Nothing was open except one antique/B&B. There are no places to eat, no one at the welcome center. However, there are lots of lodgings. So if you stay in Rugby, you will need to go elsewhere to shop and eat.
4 based on 29 reviews
Brimstone Recreation manages 20,000 acres and 300 miles of the nations finest ATV Trails. The trails are maintained and coded according to difficulty. It is a family friendly vacation destination.
We stayed at Cook's Pond. Zero comfort. Terrible beds, less than clean, ant infection, no TV, no wi-fi, even after paying for it. (No Refund policy.) IT'S A TRAILER. Terrible accommodations. Lesson learned, don't believe the employees statements. There is no dock as pictured in the advertisement on the website. Slimy pond, fishing is impossible. DO NOT ask for pest control, the spray they used will run you out. STAY AWAY.
5 based on 47 reviews
We did the 6.0 + mile Arch Loop Hike and loved every minute of it. The arches are a beautiful sight to behold.
You can also do the 1.4 mile roundtrip hike just to see the arches. There are lots of steep stairs on the trail.
I am in love. We climbed on top of the arch and watched the sun start to set and it was amazing. I couldn't get over how we only saw 6 people the whole day plus some park rangers. It was great!
4.5 based on 12 reviews
The museum is located in what used to be the headquarters building for the Stearns Coal & Lumber Company. There are lots of interesting artifacts and exhibits related to the town of Stearns, the K&T Railroad and McCreary County.
5 based on 19 reviews
A remote area accessible only by horseback.
Excellent experience. My group was 3 couples and we hiked to the Lodge from about 7 miles west beginning at Sawmill trailhead. We reserved a bunk house room for $80 per person per night. This included potable water, bathroom with shower and hot water, dinner Sat night and breakfast Sun morning and beds with warm blankets. Both meals were very good and the staff did everything possible to make it a great experience, including making a special meal for members with preferences. The hike was very good and just challenging enough to satisfy those who wanted a good workout. This was in April and the weather couldn't have been better. I highly recommend this to any hiker looking for a great non-tent experience, plus this saved us from carrying all the weight of a tent, sleep pad, cooking gear, extra water (we only carried one days supply and restocked at the lodge for the hike out.
5 based on 14 reviews
My 9 year old daughter loves to ride horses and the outdoors. My husband and her convinced me to go on a 3 night, 4 day horseback ride pack trip... It was awesome!
Not an avid camper myself but an avid adventure traveler this trip brought back the excitement of the type of traveling my husband and I use to do before my daughter was born. We arrived at Larry's barn midday the day prior to going out. He took us on a get-acquainted trail ride to better match us with the right horse, saddle and tack; when Larry says "custom ride" he means it. He wanted to make sure our ride would be enjoyable. That short trail ride could have been the main attraction in itself. His well-trained horses rode us through one of the best trail rides I have been on my entire life, This includes Golden Triangle jungle, Canadian Rockies and Sinai Peninsula treks. The trails are exiting, beautiful, river/creek crossing and speed varying. At one point during the actual 4-day ride we safely crossed a football field-wide river. His mules were amazing, they carried all sorts of creature comforts for us. The food was excellent with thick cut steaks and biscuits made in a Dutch oven, He even made sure I had a hot shower nightly. For those of us who can do with a bit more comfort other than a sleeping bag in a tent, Larry can arrange you sleep in a lodge without compromising on the adventure. This trip was truly custom. My daughter got to fish, shoot, camp, learn to track bear and ride like no other place I've experienced. "Rock and Roll Larry!!" ;)
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