Outdoor thrills with a little history thrown in to the mix make the London/Corbin area in southeastern Kentucky a fun place to visit. From moon bows to waterfalls, pioneer settlements to Colonel Sanders, these are two interesting mountain towns off the beaten path but with convenient access to Interstate 75.
Two state parks are convenient to these towns and both offer plenty of outdoor adventure. Cumberland Falls State Resort Park at Corbin is the place to visit the "Niagara of the South", a 125-foot wide waterfall that plunges 60 feet into a boulder-covered gorge below. Enjoy whitewater rafting and look for a rare moon bow?a rainbow at night during a full moon. The park's Dupont Lodge is a great resting place after a day of hiking, swimming or horseback riding.
Hike the paths of trail-blazing pioneers at Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park in London on either the Wilderness Road or Boone's Trace. The 800-acre park is open year-round and offers camping, fishing, boating and swimming. Stop by the Mountain Life Museum to see a pioneer settlement or visit McHargue's Mill to see a working reproduction grinding mill.
Stop by the Colonel Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum to see the restored original restaurant and kitchen where Sanders developed Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Located 76 miles (London) and 90 miles (Corbin) south of Lexington off I-75.