Wide Open Spaces


When Daniel Boone arrived in Kentucky via the Cumberland Gap, he famously remarked “Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.” Surrounded on all sides by rolling hills of Bluegrass, miles of fence-lined horse farms, and rivers that carve through the land, it doesn’t get much more heavenly than Lexington. Within a short drive, you can see where the Bluegrass kisses the Appalachian Mountains. You can chase waterfalls. You can hike into absolute seclusion. And you can explore the Red River Gorge, one of the best-kept geological wonders in America.

There’s so much to see and do here. In Lexington, we love our bourbon and our horses, but it’s a deep connection to the land that makes this place truly special. And we can’t wait to share our little slice of heaven with you.
 

Outdoor Activities

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Golf Courses

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Featured Attractions

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The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY, 40503
(859) 257-6955

The Arboretum is the state’s botanical garden. The 100 acres include the Walk Across Kentucky which...

Red River Gorge Geological Area

Robbie Ridge Road, Stanton, KY, 40380
(606) 663-8100

The Red River Gorge is a uniquely scenic area in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The area is known...

Horse Country, INC

321 Merino Street, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 963-1004

Horse Country, Inc. provides a central booking outlet for member horse farms and medical equine...

Boone Creek Outdoors

8291 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY, 40515
(855) 494-7539

See Boone Creek from a bird's eye view accompanied by experienced guides. Soar on ziplines as long...

“Top 12 Destinations for a Nature Immersion Getaway”

- Luxury Travel Magazine

Take the Scenic Route

Here, backroads aren’t detours. They’re one of the main attractions. Lexington’s countryside is breathtaking, and all you have to do to experience it is hop in the car and drive in any direction. There are hidden gems around every turn, and some of our favorite places to eat are where you’d least expect. Whether you have a destination in mind or not, we guarantee you won’t regret getting lost around here. We do it all the time.

Walk in the Park

There are more than 90 parks and green spaces tucked away around Lexington. Big ones and small ones. Dog parks. Horse parks. Parks with lakes. Some with streams. Most have trails. And all of them are just waiting for you. Hike at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Bike the 12-mile Legacy Trail. Saddle up at the Kentucky Horse Park. Plan a picnic under a shade tree at the Arboretum--the State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. There are countless ways to enjoy the outdoors in Lexington. So go on, breathe in some fresh air, soak up the sunshine and get out there.