Get Adventurous in Kentucky This Winter

Though there are plenty of ways to stay warm and dry in Kentucky, there's really no reason you have to avoid the outdoors. The colder winter weather isn't a deterrent for most when it comes to getting outside in Kentucky. It just so happens that tapping into your adventurous spirit is an easy task in the beautiful state of Kentucky, no matter the time of year.  When you're ready to call it quits for the day, one of our magnificent member Bed and Breakfasts will be waiting to provide you a warm and cozy respite from the cold. Find an Inn, and book your stay with them today!

The Adventurous Side of Kentucky

There are plenty of interesting museums to explore, romantic activities to do, unique shops to browse, delicious food to taste, and wonderful attractions to see in Kentucky. However, the fun doesn't stop there.  Tap into your adventurous side in Kentucky this winter, and you'll gain a whole new perspective of the incredible Bluegrass State.  Here are a few ideas to get your adventurous juices flowing:

Visit Kentucky's Horses

It is impossible to talk for any length about Kentucky without mentioning horses. Horses are a defining feature of the state, and they are considered to be at the very heart Kentucky's spirited culture.  One visit to Kentucky's horse country and you'll be captivated by these gentle, graceful animals, and the spirit that they encapsulate.  The Kentucky Horse Park is open year-round, and is a great place to visit during the winter months.  There will be less crowds at this time of year, leaving you free to enjoy the experience to its fullest. While there, you can meet famous past Derby Winners as you tour the Hall of Champions, or browse the exhibits at the different museums, including the International Museum of the Horse and the American Saddlebred Museum.

Take a Hike

Hiking isn't relegated to the spring, summer, and fall months in Kentucky.  In fact, hiking is a very popular winter pastime.  The trails are less crowded, mosquitos, gnats, ticks will be dormant, and solitude is easy to find. Many State Parks offer winter programs to entice you into the outdoors as well.  The most popular places to visit during the winter are Carter Caves State Resort Park, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Pennyrile Forest State Park, and John James Audubon State Park.

Wildlife Viewing

Though it may seen counterintuitive, wildlife viewing in the winter months is actually pretty good across the state of Kentucky.  Many of the State Parks have organized wildlife tours that make it easy to get outside and be adventurous.  Eagle watching weekends in 2017 will occur at Kenlake State Resort Park, Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park and Lake Barkley State Resort Park, while you can witness the sandhill crane migration at Barren River Lake State Resort Park.  Winter elk viewing tours are also given at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and Buckhorn Lake Resort State Park.  If you'd rather spend a quiet day in nature yourself this winter, birdwatchers have a chance to catch a glimpse of woodpeckers, geese, ducks, loons, hawks and other species that become more visible after trees lose their leaves. Kentucky's wildlife management areas, such as Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, are prime land for birdwatching.

Head Underground

Kentucky's adventurous side also has an underground.  At Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll find the world's longest cave system and one of the state's most popular attractions.  On the other side of the state, you'll find Carter Caves State Resort Park, which has the highest concentration of caves to be found in any area of Kentucky.  Lost River Cave and their underground boat tour is also an exceptional place to discover, as is the Louisville Mega Cavern and zipline course. When you've had your fill of adventure for the day, we have the perfect place in mind for you to relax; any one of our member Bed and Breakfasts!  Each Inn in our network is unique in its accommodations, but all of them offer the incredible hospitality you'd expect from the Bluegrass State.  Once you've planned your adventurous vacation and found a Bed and Breakfast that suits your needs, book your stay!