Tag: Kentucky

Fall in the Cumberlands: A tagged map

This map spotlights the stops on our 2018 Fall in the Cumberlands tour. The “natural” route is Berea, Ky. to Oak Ridge, Tenn. to Elizabethtown, Ky.

Kentucky Arts and Crafts

Whether you choose to tour the gallery exhibitions or just peruse the eclectic retail shop, you will find unique items from Kentucky craftspeople and artisans. In each case, you will discover information about the artisans, their materials, and the processes they use to make…

Old Town Amish Store

When Berea, Kentucky isn’t a full-day tour stop, we always try to at least stop here. Often, we’ll grab a box lunch to eat on the way. A visit to the store is a treat for the senses, especially with the smells of fresh-baked…

3 States & the Wilderness Road

The Cumberland Gap was America’s first great gateway to the West. It was the only realistic passage from the East through the Appalachian Mountains into the Ohio Valley for 100 miles in either direction. This natural route, also known as “The Warriors’ Path,” became…

A Town Built in a Crater

Situated in downtown Middlesboro, a town of about 10,000 people with its own interesting history. Built entirely in the basin of a giant meteor crater, it lies 1 mile west of the Cumberland Gap and sits directly between the Appalachians and the Cumberland Mountains….