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Explore the Wonders of The Land Between The Lakes

The Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is North America’s premier destination for outdoor activities. Day trippers and vacationers flock here for trekking, biking, and horse riding. The area offers a chance to commune with nature or enjoy water sports like fishing and water skiing.

Biking in the land Between the Lakes

A Natural Paradise

The Land Between The Lakes spans the surrounding counties of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. This area includes 170,000 acres of forested peaks and wooded parkland, forming a peninsula when the lakes were created. Covering parts of Western Kentucky and Northern Tennessee, it offers stunning scenery and endless outdoor activities.

Discover More Than Just Nature

Besides the outdoor adventures, there’s much more to see and do. If you enjoy wines, visit an artisan winery. Stroll through picturesque towns in the region. For history buffs, the area is rich in heritage, offering numerous sites to explore.

Dive into Local History

Learn the story of the lakes, which were part of the TVA project. Visit the lake dams and the visitor’s center at Barkley Dam to understand their creation. Discover domestic and social history at tableau museums like Adsmore House and The Homeplace. Visit Paducah’s National Quilting Museum or the Lake Barkley Classic Car Museum for more recent history. Other museums cover various subjects, from minerals to flooding.

Civil War Sites

Kentucky and Tennessee played significant roles in the Civil War. Explore reminders of the conflict across the region, including Fort Henry and Fort Donelson National Battlefield, located at the southern end of The Trace, the main road through the LBL peninsula.

Civil War Scene

Something for Everyone

The area around The Land Between The Lakes offers something for everyone, young and old. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, historical exploration, or simply a relaxing day, this region promises unforgettable experiences.

Plan your trip and explore all the attractions in the area. Don’t miss out on the historic sites, local wineries, and the beauty of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake.

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