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Old 02-27-2019, 03:46 PM   #1
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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Has anyone done the Trail using a campground as home base? We're thinking of going this fall.
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Old 02-27-2019, 04:28 PM   #2
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Kentucky Horse Park would be a workable base. Very nice park, one downside, they are not FHU. However, most sites are very spacious and paved, though some have a bit of a slope. A tour of the horse facilities is worth the time and cost. (Campground is plenty far enough from the horse area that you won't notice.)

In Lexington, next to Cheapside Park is a really good bourbon bar, Bluegrass Tavern 115 Cheapside St. Last time I was there, they had over 200 different bourbons to try...

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Old 02-27-2019, 04:57 PM   #3
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Not sure if you are camping all the way are just wanting to set up a base camp.

We have relatives in Corbin, KY, which is not too far from Lake Cumberland and many other lakes. You could set up a base camp and hit eastern KY, West Virginia, and not too far from Knoxville, TN . There are plenty of campgrounds in that area. Corbin is the home of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Also great fishing, and Kentucky equestrian ranches to visit where the rich and famous from all over the world train their race horses.

I am sure you could get into plenty of Bourbon, and even some "spring water" if you are interested
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:38 PM   #4
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My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown is nice and quiet and small, but a good base camp for the Bourbon Trail. Best part is Four Roses and Willets are nearby.

You an do day trips and hit a lot of the distilleries. One or two days around Lexington, a day in Bardstown area, then another day or two around Louisville. All within a short drive of Bardstown .
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:02 AM   #5
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Taylorsville Lake SP is very centrally located for the Bourbon Trail and a nice clean campground.
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