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Breaks Interstate Park contains the gorge known as “the Grand Canyon of the South.” The Breaks is the only break in the Pine Mountain ridge that stretches 125 miles.

Photo Courtesy Kentucky Tourism.

21 Wonders of Eastern Kentucky

It will take longer than a weekend to explore all the hills and hollers of eastern Kentucky, where steep ridges and thick forests have long hidden its natural wonders and inspired its rich art and music heritage. more »

Aug 17, 2011 12:00 AM Kentucky

Fishtrap Lake, which gives its name to a state park in Pike County, was created when the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River was dammed in 1969.

Photos courtesy Kentucky Tourism.

Hatfields, McCoys and Confederates

Learn all about the Big Sandy Valley at the Big Sandy Heritage Center more »

Mar 10, 2010 12:00 AM Kentucky

Middlesboro: Kentucky Weekend Getaway

In my haste to leave for a hike in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, I found I’d neglected to pack any food. I drove to Middlesboro; coming out of the grocery store, noticed the mountains had become covered in clouds. It was still a sunny day more »

Feb 16, 2009 12:00 AM Kentucky

Berea College history major Brenda Hornsby combined her academic studies with her work assignment to make historically accurate pots and glazes.

Photo by O'Neil Arnold.

It's a Long Way to Berea

This little Kentucky town at the edge of the Blue Ridge is home to weavers, potters, bark birdhouse builders and furniture makers. Berea College is at the heart of it all, and through its unique history art has grown and thrived. more »

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 AM Kentucky

An East Kentucky Tour: Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Pine Mountain State Resort Park is named for the single mountain mass more than 25 miles wide and 125 miles long on the southeastern edge of Kentucky. more »

May 4, 2003 12:00 AM Kentucky

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