ROMANTIC KENTUCKY

Kentucky's diverse landscape provides the setting for everything from an adventurous outdoor expedition to a secluded romantic reprieve beside a lazy woodland stream. Whatever setting you imagine for your romantic getaway, it can be found in Kentucky. For honeymooners looking to find a quiet retreat to nature, Kentucky offers many possibilities.

State Parks

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park - Dawson Springs, Ky.

Resting deep in beautiful Pennyrile Forest, quiet, secluded Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is the perfect romantic hideaway for honeymooners. Located in Kentucky's Western Waterlands, the state park is ideal for couples eager to retreat to a nature lover's haven. Bordered by Lake Beshear, the romantic destination is complete with a scenic lodge or cottages, as well as several outdoor activities for couples, including camping, fishing, canoeing, biking and golf.

Features: 24 Rooms, Fireplace, Restaurant, Outdoor Pool, Game Room, 9 Hole golf, 36 Par, 3405 Yardage, 13 Cottages/Condos
http://www.pennyrileforest.com

Kentucky Lakes

Two of Kentucky's largest lakes are popular destinations for a romantic getaway:

Lake Barkley - Western Waterlands Kentucky's second largest lake, 58,000 acres summer pool, extends 118 miles and has 1,000 miles of shoreline. This lake is a favorite for sailing. Connected with Kentucky Lake by a 1.75 mile free flowing canal.

Lake Cumberland - Southern Wonderlands Extending for more than 100 miles and with more than 1,200 miles of shoreline, Lake Cumberland is one of the top scenic and fishing lakes in the country. It's a favorite for houseboating. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and General Burnside State Park are located along the shore.

For more on these lakes, see http://www.kystateparks.com

On a romantic evening lit by a full moon, visitors to Cumberland Falls State Resort Park can enjoy a romantic moment under the "moonbow" . . . Cumberland Falls State Resort Park - Corbin The centerpiece of this resort is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi. Roaring water pours over the rocks in a 125-feet-wide curtain and drops 68 feet into the gorge below. Known as the "Niagara of the South," this is one of the few places in the world where you can see a moonbow on a clear night under a full moon. http://www.cumberlandfallspark.com

Other Romantic Attractions in Kentucky:

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill - Harrodsburg 3501 Lexington Rd

Largest restored 19th century Shaker village in America. A National Historic Landmark offering living history tours, riverboat rides, music, crafts, hiking trails, horseback riding facilities and more. Lodging rooms furnished with Shaker-inspired furnishings. Fine dining in the restored Trustees' office. www.shakervillageky.org

My Old Kentucky Home State Park - BARDSTOWN

Visit the Bardstown mansion, Federal Hill , that was the inspiration for Stephen Foster's "My Old Kentucky Home," located on the grounds of the state park. During the summer, enjoy the play Stephen Foster the Musical. www.kystateparks.com

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