Kentucky’s Music and Outdoors
Kentucky has some of the most beautiful country and interesting culture of any place I have been. My travels haven’t taken me across the globe, but we have it all here including waterfalls, lakes, museums, theaters and art shows, little towns, big cities, and sports. You get the idea, a little bit of everything. Even our weather changes to accommodate cold winters and hot summers, leaves that burst into color in the fall, and springs where the rain and sun teases flowers from hiding. I can’t think of any place closer to heaven than my home.
Music and Arts
Kentucky has some great music. Even if you don’t like bluegrass, most can at least appreciate the sound that emanates from the artists’ souls. We like to brag about a few famous singers, and not all bluegrass, that call our state home. Billy Ray Cyrus, Rosemary Clooney, Loretta Lynn, Backstreet Boys, the Judds, Patty Loveless, John Michael Montgomery, and Dwight Yoakam are just a snippet of our singing talent that made it big. Arts are high on the list here as well. We love our crafts and art shows. There’s at least one or two every month all over the state. Basket weaving, abstracts, sculptures, and paintings abound. Great places to check out more contemporary art would be closer to the bigger cities. For crafts and homemade anything see the little towns like Berea, Bardstown, Somerset, and Jamestown.
Nature and Outdoors
Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, and anything else that can get me outside is my idea of a great time. I hike a lot and most of my favorite trails are in my home state. Cumberland Falls is breathtaking. When you get there take a left past the gift shop and museum and you can get within ten feet of the top of the falls. There are other trails right in that vicinity and all are worth the trip. Some other great trails in the rest of the state:
Natural Arch- bring your comfy boots as some trails are long and rough Tri-State Peak Trail- great hike in the Cumberland Gap area Mammoth Cave- Many trails accessible right off the road
There are also many lakes and rivers for watersports, fishing, and just to look at. Some of our most famous are Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Lake, Laurel River Lake, and Buck Creek. Take a trip to any of these places and you won’t be disappointed.
Living here is wonderful. My family never runs out of things to do and I have been here for over thirty years. Check out some more great Kentucky adventures because no matter what your taste in fun, we got you covered.