Top 10 Hiking Destinations in Kentucky

The hiking options around Kentucky are truly amazing! I have explored a number of these rewarding walks, most of which I’ve shared with you in my blogs. And now I present in no particular order, my top ten list of favorite hiking spots in the Bluegrass. Just click on the links in the titles to…

Kentucky Heaven- Pilot Knob

*Family friendly *Dogs on leash Hiking Pilot Knob in Powell Country is a marvelous experience! The trail is enjoyable and the grades aren’t too steep. As you’ll gather from the photos, we chose the wintertime for our trek, an ideal for backpacking. The views are completely different than those of summer when the trees are…

Stay Over at Red River Gorge

For Kentuckians in the know who enjoy camping, hiking and climbing, the Red River Gorge is a prime destination. I’m pleased to have partnered with Stay Over Now, a cabin management business in the area that owns 18 properties and counting. They offer little cozies like the Soul Sister that sleeps four up to the Big Boulder…

Visit Paducah, Kentucky

As a Lexington resident writing a “Bluegrass” blog, I have the urge to venture out and explore more of Kentucky. Hmm, where to go on a long weekend that is within an easy, four hours drive from Central Kentucky? Paducah came immediately to mind which tapped some happy buttons! This delightful city provides alluring artwork;…

Raven Run

Family Friendly *No Pets Photos by Marie Pullen Photography Raven Run is a scenic drive off of old Richmond Road in Lexington, KY. It is easy to access and offers a number of trails to choose from. The park itself is 734 acres and borders the Kentucky River.   One of my favorite things about…

Berea Pinnacles Part 1

Photos by Marie Pullen Photography * Dogs on leash welcome * Family Friendly (note at bottom) I’ve gotten so many new followers since I started blogging that I thought it would be nice to give an encore to some of the most popular as well as my favorites. This blog about Berea is both. It…

Capital Park Mountain Bike & Hiking Trail

*Family Friendly *No pets When searching for fun hiking trails close by, consider those tucked away in the Frankfort, Kentucky area. Capitol View Park, aptly named for the view you will enjoy of the state capitol, is an excellent choice . This trail is also designated for mountain biking, so you will need to keep…

Red River Gorge- Slade, KY

*Kid friendly *Dogs on leashes Red River Gorge is a part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, and a must see for avid hikers. The trails are well marked and the incredible vistas will be forever ingrained in your favorite memories bank.   Off we go! Photo by Marie Pullen Photography We set out for…

Asbury Trails in Wilmore, KY

* Dogs on leashes welcome Photos by Marie Pullen Photography Asbury Trail, winding through Wilmore, Kentucky on Shanty Hill Road is great for hiking enthusiasts. The centerpiece is the Palisades, especially if there’s a waterfall! Upon entering I found the best route to take is to the left. There is a fairly steep grade downhill…