This tour starts near Hickman in far western Kentucky on the Mississippi River to the South Shore at the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky.
Click on the maps below to view the entire route.
Along the way:
Traveling east from the starting point of the route are the scenic bluffs of the Mississippi River shoreline.
Historic Paducah is located at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers. Paducah is also known as "Quilt City USA." Don't miss the floodwall murals and the beautiful downtown.
Just 20-25 miles away is the Land Between the Lakes recreational area situated between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.
Henderson is home to the John James Audubon Museum and Nature Center. Amish families have settled near the river and farm lands are prelevant.
Owensboro is one of Kentucky's largest cities and is home to the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Barbecue is king here with famous burgoo and restaurants.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park. Check out the campgrounds, lodge and restaurant.
Hodgenville is Abraham Lincoln's birthplace. There are several sites in the area pertaining to Lincoln.
Bardstown is home to the original My Old Kentucky Home made famous by Stephen Foster. Lots of things to see and do here.
Taylorsville Lake State Park in Spencer County is a beautiful quiet picnic area nestled along forested shoreline.
Shelbyville is home to many antique shops and more.
General Butler State Resort Park is located near Carollton. The restaurant in the lodge looks out over the broard Ohio River valley.
A good side trip will take you to the metropolitan area of Northern Kentucky. Soak in the German influence while you dine on a floating restaurant, take a riverboat ride, visit a microbrewery or tour historic buildings.
Maysville - Mason County is tucked away in a sweeping arm of the Ohio River and is rich in heritage and historical landmarkings. The association of such famous pioneers as Simon Kenton, Daniel Boone, Robert Patterson, Thomas Williams and William Wood is appealing to many visitors here. Don't miss the floodwall murals.
Augusta - is a place of incredible beauty; it has long been a destination for artists, explorers, historians and those seeking a peaceful retreat from our busy world. Enjoy fine dining, take the historic walking tour, visit museums, shop for antiques and gifts, browse the art galleries, ride the Augusta Ferry, go fishing, tour miles of scenic back-roads on your bicycle, go on the Agri-tour.
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