Follow The Ohio River Along This Scenic Drive Through Kentucky
Central Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest, the hills and vales of the eastern Appalachians, the world-renowned southwestern lakes — these are regions that are well-known and oft-visited in Kentucky. So today we’re showing some love to the northern boundary of the Bluegrass, which is handily demarcated by the mighty Ohio River. Yes, it’s called the Ohio River, but this nearly 1,000-mile-long body of water has long played a key role in Kentucky history, and is the founding point of many a riverfront town in the Bluegrass. Come with us on a scenic drive through Kentucky all along the Ohio River, stopping by some of the state’s most iconic riverfront towns and points of interest along the way.
When was the last time you hopped in the car and took a scenic drive through Kentucky? We hope the above road trip along the Ohio River inspires you to get out and explore the riverfront beauty unique to our beautiful state!
Address: Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, 3380 Beaver Rd, Union, KY 41091, USA
Address: Maysville, KY 41056, USA
Address: Pompilios, 600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071, USA
Address: River House Restaurant and Raw Bar, 3015 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207, USA
Address: Port of Ashland, 50 15th St, Ashland, KY 41101, USA
Address: Waterfront Botanical Gardens, 1435 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
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