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Plan Your Summer Staycation

Gas prices have you second-guessing that summer road trip? Not to worry! There are tons of fun things to do right here at home that won't cost you an arm and a leg. We've put together a summer staycation itinerary to help you plan a great summer right here in the Bluegrass. Time to make memories in the warm Kentucky sunshine! ☀️


Whether it's your first time or you've experienced the magic of Elkhorn Creek before, it's always wonderful to soak in all the beauty that this creek has to offer. The water is a perfect temperature, the turtles, geese, and herons are out in full force, and we've got canoes and kayaks waiting for you. Making a reservation is easy- click the photo for more info.


Enjoy nature in style! We are excited to offer creekside camping this year. Our new camping location is the perfect getaway for families and friends. With three 12x14' canvas tents, the campsite is ideal for small group gatherings. Complete with a front porch and great views of the Elkhorn Creek, this is the perfect summertime getaway! Click the photo for more info.


Experience the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® by boat- a unique way to learn about the Kentucky River’s influence on the history of bourbon. Come see why early whiskey distillers cherished this river, and decided to build their fortunes on it’s banks. Discover the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® from a new perspective, with Kentucky River Tours. Click the photo for booking info!


Right down the road from our Peaks Mill shop, you'll find the West Sixth Farm. Owned and operated by West Sixth Brewing (Lexington, KY), this farm taproom has tons of space for you to hike, ride bikes, toss a frisbee, or simply hang out with a great beer. Click the photo for hours and location.


Explore nearly 70 works of art through 30 acres of native meadows and newly forested areas. Enjoy picnic areas, native plants, wildlife habitat and a rotating exhibit of contemporary art that is fun for the entire family. The best part? The Park is FREE to visit, sunrise to sunset every day of the year. Click the photo for more info.

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