There are a number of famous regions in Kentucky that travelers frequently visit. There are the cities of Lexington and Louisville, numerous caves, and, of course, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail (and the great distilleries off of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail). But there’s another natural side of Kentucky that is just as worthy of a trip: the Kentucky Wildlands. The 14,000-square-mile region is in the eastern and southern parts of the state, and covers natural wonders, waterfalls, towns, and the birthplace of a certain fast food icon.
Here’s five reasons why you should make the trek out to the Kentucky Wildlands.