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Hatchery Creek

Fishing fantasy will soon become trout reality more »

Mar 28, 2014 by in Field Notes

Photo by Phyllis Russell

Springtime Aglow

Blooms shine along the Paducah Dogwood Trail more »

Mar 25, 2013 by in Places (2 Comments)

Travel & Togetherness

Kentucky State Parks’ annual scavenger hunt puts families on the path to adventure more »

Mar 12, 2014 in Places

A Woodland River Runs Through It

Recreation, conservation and community thrive at The Parklands of Floyds Fork more »

Feb 25, 2014 by , in Field Notes

Elegance for All Seasons

Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast’s tree-lined drive and the plantation home’s white columns, black shutters and swaying porch swings welcome visitors year-round to this Gallatin County retreat on the Ohio River. more »

Jan 21, 2014 in Places

Photo by Joshua Lindau

Candy Men

Three confectioners mix it with love and make Kentucky - and the world - taste good. more »

Jan 21, 2014 by in People

Squirrel Lessons

The squirrel woods used to be the place where young hunters honed their woodsmanship skills, which are not unrelated to life skills. more »

Jan 28, 2014 by in Field Notes (1 Comments)

Photos by David Toczko

Cave Hill Cemetery

Louisville's 296-acre landmark is home to a nationally recognized arboretum, amazing artwork and is the final resting place for famous Kentuckians more »

Sep 20, 2013 by in Places

Biking the Woods

October is the ideal time for traveling Kentucky's great outdoors by bicycle more »

Sep 20, 2013 by in Field Notes

Revolutionary Relics

Once hubs of commerce and community, not all of Kentucky’s mills have been lost to antiquity. more »

Aug 19, 2013 by in Places (1 Comments)

All-Terrain Escapism

Ready to rev your way across the hundreds of miles of Kentucky ATV trails? Here are a few places where you can begin your escapist adventures. more »

Feb 20, 2013 by in Places

Trail Mix

6 hikes—from scenic stroll to arduous trek—provide a taste of the magnificence and history of Red River Gorge. more »

Oct 10, 2012 by in Places

15 Ways to Get Your Golf On!

Aces and duffers alike can enjoy hitting the Kentucky links. more »

Aug 19, 2013 by in Places

Concealed Carry

Outdoors columnist Gary Garth trains to receive his Kentucky concealed carry license. more »

Aug 19, 2013 by in Field Notes

Author Abby Laub on her ziplining adventure

J.A. Laub Photography

Fly the Friendly Skies

Experience treetop (and subterranean) thrills along Kentucky’s Zipline Trail more »

Jul 18, 2013 by in Places (1 Comments)

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The Corps and the Cumberland

The Freedom to Fish Act restores Kentuckians' ability to cast off in dam tailwaters more »

Jul 18, 2013 by in Field Notes

Barn & Breakfast

Awaken to the caw of “cock-a-doodle-do” and spend a day (or more) down on the farm. While each Kentucky bed and breakfast offers a unique brand of hospitality, several provide guests the opportunity to experience the pleasures of rural life. more »

Jun 27, 2013 by , in Places

Star Struck

Nighttime skies stir wonder across the Commonwealth. more »

Feb 22, 2012 by in | EXPLORE |

Five-Star Farm Stay

Southern Grace Bed and Breakfast's owners have carved out a bucolic niche in the rolling hills of west-central Kentucky that offers guests a peaceful retreat and an opportunity to experience a bit of farm living. more »

Jun 27, 2013 by in Places

Tasty Tours

Louisville's City Taste Tours and Lexington's Bleu Plate Tours serve up culinary and culture. more »

Jul 27, 2012 by in Places

A Grand Haycation

For all its historical charm and hospitality, Maple Hill Manor in Washington County isn't your typical B&B. On land where tobacco once grew now reside rare and exotic Suri alpacas and llamas. more »

Jun 27, 2013 by in Places

Keep on Shinin'

Owensboro educators, advocates and students carry the torch of bluegrass music’s legacy more »

May 20, 2013 by in Music

Field Notes

Kentributor Gary Garth shares his love of and enthusiasm for the great Kentucky outdoors with insights on hiking, camping, fishing and hunting, along with occasional glimpses into his role of devoted husband and father of twin daughters.

Travel Kentucky

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Kentucky A-Z

Kentucky A-Z: A Bluegrass Travel Memoir by Amanda Hervey. From Amandaville to Zachariah, Kentucky Monthly sent her in search of stories, only to find her own. Purchase here.

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