Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide […]


Big South Fork Scenic Railway

A great Day Trip Idea from Lake Cumberland is the Big South Fork Scenic Railway!  Ride the Kentucky & Tennessee Railway on a 16 mile round trip into the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. This trip is full of spectacular scenic vistas, lush vegetation and mountain streams […]


Cedar Creek Vineyards & Winery

Cedar Creek Vineyards has 3.5 acres of grapevines with a mixture of French hybrids and native grapes.  Several varieties of wine are offered to suit the palate – dry/sweet, red/white.  Cedar Creek makes wine in small lots and let the character of the grapes determine how the wine turns out.  Cedar Creek Vineyards support the […]


Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Cumberland Falls makes for a great Day Trip Idea from Lake Cumberland!  Imagine a wall of water falling 60 feet into a boulder-strewn gorge, a whispering mist that kisses the face and a magical moonbow visible on a clear night under a full moon. Known as the “Niagara of the South,” the 125-foot wide curtain […]


Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Explore the rich tradition and proud history of “America’s Official Native Spirit” on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour, featuring seven signature distilleries.  The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a registered trademark of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. In 1999, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association formed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour to give visitors a firsthand look at the […]


Lake Cumberland Winery

  Lake Cumberland Winery offers a variety of wines for all tastes.  Tasting Room & Sales open Thursday, Friday & Saturdays from 11 am – 6 pm.  Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Cumberland in south central Kentucky, Lake Cumberland Winery offers a variety of wines from it’s own vineyard as well as other […]


Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave makes for A GREAT Lake Cumberland Day Trip Idea! You can’t come to Kentucky and not make a Day trip to the very famous Mammoth Cave National Park!  This is the world’s longest known cave system, with more than 390 miles explored, and a part of South Central Kentucky.  Located not far from […]


Renfro Valley

Lake Cumberland Vacation Day Trip!  Country Music fans will LOVE this trip to Renfro Valley, Kentucky’s Country Music Capital and home of The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Renfro Valley offers 10 live shows every week, featuring traditional Country, Bluegrass, Gospel & Comedy. Located within an hour of Lake Cumberland – Jamestown and […]


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a great Day Trip idea if you’re in the Lake Cumberland area!  Take an afternoon and discover America’s largest restored Shaker community, where a remarkable society once flourished and where today, you can experience a true national treasure. Shaker Village is a 3,000 acre National Historic Landmark  & charms guests […]


SomerSplash Waterpark – Somerset, Kentucky

SomerSplash is located just 30 minutes from Jamestown and Russell Springs, Kentucky,  near Lake Cumberland, this is a perfect spot for a day trip!  This awesome water park has something for every age including a Wading Pool, Lazy River, Tube Slides, 3 Body Slides, Wave Pool with up to 4’waves, Bowl Slide, Speed Slide and […]