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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation


Daniel Boone Parkway Corridor

Kentucky Appalachian Artisan Center

Escape to the Southeast

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Kentucky's Elk Corridor

Kentucky's Elk Country Corridor

Free roaming elk were brought to Southeast Kentucky in December of 1997-98. Since their introduction into the area the herd now has a population of approximately 4,000. You can now view these magnificant animals at many locations in our ADD district. Locations to view the elk include the Star Fire Wildlife Management Area in Perry County, Redbird Wildlife Management Area in Leslie County and in Breathitt County in portions of the Robinson Forest. To arrange an Elk Tour you can contact L.K.L.P. Elk Tours at www.lklpeltours.com. Saddle Up Elk Tours offer 2 1/2 hours horseback tours both in the mornings and evenings in 2 periods of the year March 1 - May 15 and August 1 - December 15. Contact at www.trailsrus.com/saddleuptours or 606-642-3656. Kentucky's historic first elk hunt in 150 years was held in 2001 where 12 individuals were allowed permits to hunt. Since then, there have been more than 400 permits drawn. For more information on elk and elk hunting visit www.kdfwr.state.ky.us and www.rmef.org/home.

 

Kentucky's Elk Country

Natural Viewing Areas

Natural Viewing Areas

There are numerous areas to view the natural beauty of our ADD District. Click the folowing links for some of our area attractions Littcarr Wildlife Viewing Area , Cawood U.S. Forest Recreation Center , Redbird Wildlife Management Area , Lilley Cornett Woods , Bad Branch Falls , Lago Linda Hideaway There are also the following areas that you can visit such as the Confluence Recreation Area/Mary Brekenridge Memorial Park, Skyview Park, Blair Lake, Fishpond Lake in Little Laurel Park, Box Rock, Eagle Arch, High Rock, Moonshiner's Mansion, Skyview Rock Shelter, Staircase Caves, Robinson Forest, Pine Mountain / Hensley Public Wildlife Management Area and the Starfire Wildlife Management Area. More details can be found here...

Tour Southern and Eastern Kentucky Mountain Parkway Trails

Arts and Artisans

Arts and Artisans

Traditional Appalachian split-oak baskets, dulcimers, carvings and quilts share the stage with more modern glass, clay and wood as today's craftsprople intrpret their heritage from those who went before them. There are many places to view or purchase items created by our local artisans. Some of them are listed here Kentucky Appalachian Artisan Center , Marie Stewart Crafts Shop, Pioneer Village, Oven Fork Mercantile and Valley of the Winds Art Gallery, Morris Fork Crafts and Appalachian Fireside Crafts. There are also schools in our area that teach up and coming artisans about their craft, some are listed here Kentucky School of Craft , Red Bird Mission Crafts and the Appalshop . More details can be found here...

Tour Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Historic Sites

Historic Sites

The history of our ADD district is rich and diverse. There are many places to visit and relive these expirences such as the Hindman Settlement School ,Wendover Bed & Breakfast / Breckenridge Log Home , Battle of Leatherwood Reenactment , Linda's Victorian Rose Bed & Breakfast , The Breathitt County Museum , Faith Hill Community Center , Breathitt County War Memorial, Breathitt County Little Red School House , J.D. Maggard's Grocery Cash Store, Oven Fork Mercantile, Letcher County Coal Miners' Memorial Association, Seco Company Store Bed & Breakfast, Lee County War Memorial Park , St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Owsley County Veteran's Memorial and Buckhorn Lake Area Presbyterian Church . More details can be found here...

Tour Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Museums

Museums

Museums in our area allow visitors a chance to see how our heritage came from the mountains, coals camps and railroad development. Some of these sites are listed here C.B. Caudill Store , David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum , Faith Hill Community Center , Breathitt County Museum , Three Forks Historical Center, Letcher County Coal Miner's Memorial Association and the Bobby Davis Museum and Park. More details can be found here...

Tour Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Trails

Trails

There many trails to hike, bike, atv and 4 wheel to view the natural beauty of our area. Use these liks to get more information Red Bird Crest Trail , Pine Mountain Trail , Sheltowee Trace Trail , Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure , Cliffview Resort , Trail's End Horse Camp, Sugar Branch Trail, Leatherwood Trail, Moonshine Trail, Stillhouse Trail, Pinch-Em-Tight Trail, Angel Windows, Chimney Top Rock, Creation Falls, Hidden Arch, Koomer Ridge Trail, Princess Arch, Rock Bridge, Silvermine Arch Trail, Sky Bridge and Whistling Arch Trail. More details can be found here....Tour Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Knott County Judge Executive Randy Thompson received the Congressman Hal Rogers Governmental Tourism Impact Award presented at the Southern and Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association (SEKTDA) Caucus held November 19th at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

State Parks

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park  Carr Creek State Park  Natural Bridge State Resort Park  Kingdom Come State Park

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