Cumberland Parkway

  • Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
  • Southern Kentucky Vacations Region
92 miles

Throw your fishing rod in the back seat and go lake-hopping on this drive through Kentucky’s Southern Shorelines region, home to the Houseboat Capital of the World, Lake Cumberland.

This region is best known for lake vacations, fishing spots and water skiing, but there is also canoeing, hiking trails, unique Kentucky crafts and historic sites waiting to be discovered. No matter what season you visit, there's plenty of fun to be had – from picking apples and pumpkins at Haney's Appledale Farm in the fall to cooling off from the summer heat at SomerSplash Water Park.

Must-Stops On the Cumberland Parkway

barren river lake state resort park photo

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

1149 State Park Road
Lucas, KY 42156

janice holt & henry giles home photo

Janice Holt & Henry Giles Home

360 Spout Springs Road
Knifley, KY 42753

lake cumberland state resort park photo

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

5465 State Park Rd.
Jamestown, KY 42629

civil war days mill springs battlefield 2022 photo

Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument

9020 W. Hwy. 80
Nancy, KY 42544

haney's appledale farm photo

Haney's Appledale Farm

8350 W. Hwy. 80
Nancy, KY 42544

tiki's winter wonderland 2022-2023 photo

SomerSplash Water Park

1030 Hwy. 2227
Somerset, KY 42501

A road stretches past equestrian fencing and rolling bluegrass hills in Kentucky

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