This tour begins near the Tennessee border at Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland foothills and travels north to Carrollton. Length: Approximately 210 miles.
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Along the way:
Start on Hwy 61 at Dale Hollow Lake. Dale Hollow State Resort Park is a beautiful spot on the Tennessee/Kentucky border. The fishing is great - with a world record in smallmouth bass (11 pounds, 15 ounces) caught near the state park. Enjoy boating and scuba diving here also.
Green River Lake is located just south of Campbellsville. Green River Lake is also know for its muskie fishing. Various campgrounds and marinas are scattered around the lake or hang out at the State Park. The Atkinson-Griffin Log House, located at the visitor center, served as a Confederate hospital for a period of time after a nearby Civil War battle.
Maker's Mark Distillery, located near Loretto, is the only operating National Historic Landmark in the country. Also found in Loretto is the Loretto Motherhouse. The house was founded in 1812 as one of the first American women's religious communities.

New Haven is located just south of Bardstown. New Haven is home to the Kentucky Railway Museum which houses a great collection of vintage coaches and other train memorabilia.

Bardstown is the home of Federal Hill, immortalized in sone by Stephen Foster as My Old Kentucky Home. Be sure and save time to see "The Stephen Foster Story." This is an exciting outdoor musical that includes more than 50 Foster melodies. The visitor center can offer a lot of choices on other things to see and do while in the area. Since you are in the "bourbon capital of the world," you need to visit Heaven Hill Distilleries before moving on.

Near Taylorsville, stop for a picnic and a rest at Taylorsville Lake State Park.

In Shelbyville explore Wakefield-Scearce Galleries. The gallery has a fabulous collection of English and European antiques. For a delicious meal, visit the historic Science Hill Inn Dining Room right next door.
Carrollton is home to 350 buildings on the National Register which covers 25 blocks! Carollton is a charming river town and is located near General Butler State Resort Park. Several major mountain bike festivals are held each year at Ski Butler.
The tour finishes up in Warsaw. You can watch river traffic pass through the Markland Locks & Dam.
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