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Boats, Bridges & Famous Folk Art

About 75 minutes (approximately 65 miles) from Lexington lies the north eastern part of Kentucky — a distinct geographic region of its own and home to Morehead State University.

Strike out east on I-64 towards Winchester/Morehead and see the natural beauty and the incredible folk art Kentucky artisans create daily.

Just west of Morehead at Exit 133 is Cave Run Lake. Camping, water sports, sailing, Muskie fishing, biking and golf are all popular in this lake area, as are breathtaking views of the Appalachian knobs. Don’t forget to order the t-shirt.

Cave Run Lake camping is popular among visitors and residents alike–try one of the many enjoyable Kentucky campsites that are nestled on the shores of the lake.

Zilpo Campground

Twin Knobs Campground

Clear Creek Campground

Clay Lick Boat-In Campground

The Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area is a 7,600-acre tract where hunting is only permitted with muzzle-loading fire arms, bows or crossbows. Be at one with the early settlers or Native Americans in Kentucky. The wild turkey and white-tailed deer, once eliminated from the area, have been re-established.

Clear Creek Iron Furnace is a relic of Kentucky's once flourishing iron industry. In the 1830s, Kentucky ranked third nationwide in pig iron production. 

Surrounding forests were logged to provide charcoal for the cut-stone furnace, producing iron to be used in railroad car wheels.

Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail allows you to trace Daniel Boone’s footsteps. This 269 mile trail was named in honor of Daniel Boone who explored the land where it passes. It traverses the full length of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Meander along Zilpo National Scenic Byway, a gently curving ridge top route with scenic views of forested hills and Cave Run Lake.

Then head north into Morehead and see all this pretty college town has to offer.

Check out the Kentucky Folk Art Center to admire some of the finest pieces of folk art Kentucky residents have created.

Serendipity Studios, Inc.

Morehead State University

Set your sites for scenic beauty and explore the sites where original covered bridges remain today. Head Northwest on KY 32 towards Flemingsburg.

Goddard Covered Bridge

Ringos Mills Covered Bridge

Hillsboro or Grange City Covered Bridge