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Outdoor Activities in Kentucky

Kentucky Boasts some of the most breathtaking nature scenes in the world. Rolling Hills and grassy fields will destress you and put you in the country mindset. Take a stroll through the numerous state parks, caves, and lakeshores for a relaxing and educational trip. Check out some of our personal favorite nature spots below.

Barnes Family Greenhouse
Barnes Family Greenhouse
A Kentucky Proud greenhouse offering flowers, bedding plants, vegetable plants, containers, hanging baskets, and fall favorites such as mums, pumpkins, and gourds.
Big Bone Lick State Park
Big Bone Lick State Park
Officially opening in 1960, Big Bone Lick State Park has forty acres of picnic grounds, facilities for different types of sports, a herd of bison, and an indoor-outdoor museum with collections of bones and life-size replicas of mastodons and bison. Big Bone Lick’s short-lived, salt-trade history is celebrated every October at the Salt Festival, with salt-making demonstrations and other attractions.
Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield
Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield
Civil War battlefields are part of our national heritage; scenes of struggle and sacrifice where American soldiers lost their lives. Camp Wildcat Preservation Foundation works to preserve, protect and interpret this unique battlefield so that future generations can learn about the sacrifices made here.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Almost 300,000 pioneers passed through the Cumberland Gap between 1760 and 1850. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park gets its name from the Cumberland Gap, the gateway to the West: a wide, low point in the Appalachian Mountains right around where the Kentucky border meets those of Tennessee and Virginia - and it's a pretty incredible section of the country.
Daniel Boone National Forest
Daniel Boone National Forest
The Daniel Boone National Forest stretches North to South through some of the most rugged and scenic parts of Kentucky, with picturesque forested slopes, dramatic sandstone cliffs, and narrow ravines. It includes some of Kentucky’s best hiking, rock climbing, fishing, boating, and general recreation.
Devine's Farm & Corn Maze, Zipline Racers & Paintball Field
Devine's Farm & Corn Maze, Zipline Racers & Paintball Field
At Devine's Farm, during the summer months, we produce wholesale fruits and vegetables. Lots of fun activities for the young (and young at heart) including a giant slide, hay maze, trike track, petting area, nightly bonfire with free marshmallow roasting, and much more!
Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Horse Park
The mission of the Kentucky Horse Park is to celebrate the history of our relationship with horse through education, exhibition, engagement and competition. KHP will be the premier event venue for equestrians and those who love and want to learn more about horses and man's relationship with the horse. At the Kentucky Horse Park, visitors and exhibitors will have diverse opportunities to engage with, learn about and be enchanted by the beauty, strength and spirit of the horse.
Kentucky State Parks are Perfect for a Spring Adventure
Kentucky State Parks are Perfect for a Spring Adventure
From the Ohio River to the Appalachian Mountains, Kentucky is a treasure trove of nature's wonders. Visiting Kentucky State Parks is the best way to see all of Kentucky's natural beauty and history, with sights and activities for all ages. When planning your trip to Kentucky, enhance your experience by staying in a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast, where you can feel at home in some of the most beautiful places in the country.
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
Located in western Kentucky and Tennessee between Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is the perfect place to get out and enjoy some of the best camping, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more.
Lost River Cave
Lost River Cave
Kentucky's only Underground Cave Boat Tour and treetop Flying Squirrel Zipline await you at Lost River Cave. Choose to explore or soar into adventure as you discover this Kentucky natural wonder! Discover! The seasonal Butterfly Habitat, nature trails, picnic areas, and a favorite children's activity, the gemstone sluice.
Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave National Park, located in south central Kentucky, was established in 1941 to protect the world's longest known cave. Come explore it!
Mazzoli Farm Market
Mazzoli Farm Market
We believe that it is essential to all aspects of health, community and sustainability that we reconnect with the origins of our food and drink, and understand how and where it is grown, and by whom. The message is simple: know your farmer, know your food.
Trunnell's Farm Market and Famliy
Trunnell's Farm Market and Famliy
Trunnell's Farm Market and Famliy
Wrangler's Riding Stables
Wrangler's Riding Stables
Wrangler's Riding Stables
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