Eastern Kentucky Appalachians

...is a diverse region. Here lakes, rivers, state parks numerous outdoor activities offer many recreational opportunities.

Enjoy hospitality and heritage at the region's over 100 annual festivals. Entertainment includes theater, country music, museums, white water rafting, harness and car racing.

Discover the great scenic and cultural beauty of Eastern Kentucky!

Visit our Scenic Byways and Drives

Country Music Highway: US 23, a National Scenic Byway, is a tribute to Eastern Kentucky country music stars from Greenup County to Letcher County.

Laurel Gorge/Sandy Hook Scenic Drive: KY 7 & KY 32. Scenic hiking trails, volcanic fault, unique geological formations.

Mountain Parkway Scenic Byway: The Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway is a beautiful drive from Winchester to Salyersville.

Red River Gorge Loop Drive: 46 mile National Byway route on KY 11,77,715 & KY 15, passing through the Nada Tunnel and old logging railroad tunnel along the Red River. Over 150 natural sandstone arches in the area and three waterfalls in the gorge.

Zilpo Scenic Drive: KY 211 from Salt Lick to Clear Creek Rd (FS 129), follow signs to Zilpo (about 13 miles), Enjoy breathtaking view of Cave Run Lake along the way.