Rich in small town charm, heritage and beautiful waterways, the Kentucky’s Southern
Shorelines region of Kentucky invites you to explore and enjoy nature and Kentucky’s
historic small town southern charm first hand.
Play outdoors on our regions many lakes and rivers; take a scenic mountain train
ride; visit relaxing small towns with unique shops,
Kentucky artists and artisans and authentic Kentucky cuisine; relax in historic
bed-and-breakfasts, houseboats, rustic Lake Cumberland cabins,
cottages or resorts.
One of the state’s most popular sporting and family vacation destinations with over
1200 miles of shoreline, it’s hard to pass up Lake Cumberland - cabins, record-breaking
fishing, water adventures and breath-taking scenery are all in one place. Lake
Cumberland boat rentals are available for the most fun on the water.
Discover the heritage and history of the counties bordering the lake at the Mill
Springs Civil War Battlefield, the National Cemetery and Mill Springs Park, home
of the world’s largest working water-wheel. In all of the region’s lakes and rivers,
from Big South Fork National River to Lake Cumberland, boat rentals, fishing, boating,
and outfitters are among the best in the state.
Check out scenic Daniel Boone National
Forest camping and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation area
and take a scenic railway trip deep into the heart of what was coal country. Enjoy
restaurants, galleries, museums, theater productions, concerts, annual festivals,
car and boat shows, and the works of local artisans and craftsmen in our inviting
small towns throughout the region.
No matter what your vacation style, whether you are vacationing with family and
friends, are on a sportsmen’s holiday, a romantic getaway, an executive retreat
or a girlfriend getaway, you’ll will find the perfect adventure in the Kentucky’s
Southern Shorelines Region of Kentucky