By FloNight (Sydney Poore) and Russell Poore (self-made by Russell and Sydney Poore)Harrodsburg is also home to the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
, which houses America’s largest restored Shaker community and one of “Five hidden US Travel Destinations.” The Pleasant Hill Shakers have been recognized for their iconic architecture, skilled craftsmanship, and spirituality. They lived in this village for 105 years, and during that time constructed over 260 buildings. Today, 34 of the original buildings and a variety of historic artifacts still stand in the Historic Centre of the village. Beyond the village, there are 3,000 acres of The Preserve
, which has trails through native prairies, woodlands, watersheds, fields, canebrakes, and a host of diverse wildlife.
If you want to get outside and spend a little time in nature, Harrodsburg has plenty of opportunities for that as well. There are a variety of trails for horseback riding, hiking, and biking in the area. Or, take a cruise through the stunning Kentucky River Palisades
, aboard the authentic 115-passenger Dixie Belle sternwheeler
. Shaker Landing provides one of the few public access points to this incredible ecosystem, filled with steep, scenic gorges and limestone outcroppings. If that's not enough, there are ten bourbon distilleries
and a dozen wineries
are a short drive away. A visit to bourbon country may be the perfect way to relax and unwind on vacation!
Harrodsburg is but one of many fascinating cities and towns to visit in the great state of Kentucky. The entire state is an extraordinary mix of adventure. Browse our collection of member Bed and Breakfasts, and make your reservations now