Daniel Boone enjoyed adventure and excitement in what's now known as Kentucky’s Daniel Boone Country. The diversity of the region becomes evident as you embark on a journey from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. From quaint small towns to majestic mountains, each community and attraction offers a unique opportunity. While every bend in the road leads to kayaking, rock climbing, festivals, mountain cuisine, vivid foliage, parks, waterways, biking, trails, elk viewing, and more, it is the unmatched Appalachian hospitality that brings visitors back year after year.
You can begin your adventure by exploring the Red River Gorge where you can rock climb or hike the trails throughout Daniel Boone National Forest. You can visit the “Niagara of the South” at Cumberland Falls or get wet while white water rafting with Sheltowee Trace Outfitters. The abundance of lakes found in our region provides you with many recreational opportunities from houseboats to personal watercrafts. If waterways float your boat you can paddle on the numerous rivers such as the Cumberland River or spend the day boating, fishing or relaxing on a houseboat on beautiful Laurel Lake. Whether you are looking for a lake in a mountain setting to “get away from it all” or a high quality fishing adventure for bass, crappie, walleye or muskie, we can accommodate you needs. If stream fishing is more to your taste, several tributaries flow through our region offering fishing and canoeing opportunities.
Part of the untamed splendor of the Daniel Boone Country stems from the natural beauty that surrounds you while you explore these mountains and foothills full of rich history and unbridled adventure. While surrounding yourself with the natural beauty, you’ll also find yourself surrounded by the natural inhabits of the region: Elk. Elk are highly regarded as the most majestic creature in North America which complements the majestic mountains in the region.