Everyone In Kentucky Should Take This Underappreciated Scenic Drive
Taking the backroads is nothing new in the Bluegrass State and in fact, we typically prefer it. There’s nothing like a scenic drive on a beautiful afternoon and Kentucky offers so many picturesque places to enjoy one. There are definitely many well known routes throughout the state, but this mountain road is a bit of an underappreciated scenic drive in Kentucky. Hal Rogers Parkway connects Somerset to Hazard and is actually as controversial as it is scenic. Take a closer look at this beautiful drive and be sure to let us know if you’ve taken it before!
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From Somerset to Hazard, there are quite a few nearby attractions to enjoy as you take this drive in Kentucky. Hal Rogers Parkway is known for its toll booth history and controversial name, but don’t forget to take it now for beautiful scenery and mountain views.
Have you driven on the Hal Rogers Parkway? Did you drive on it when it was a toll road? Let us know in the comments!
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
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