The Perfect Summer Escape: Grand Rivers, Kentucky


Grand Rivers, Kentucky, affectionately known as the village between the lakes in a leading vacation brochure, is the perfect summer destination for fun and relaxation for every member of the family. Grand Rivers is perfectly located between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, at the North entrance of the Land Between the Lakes. Grand Rivers offers attractions for the whole family including fishing, boating, shopping and local annual festivals and events. Stay at one of the several area resorts or cottages for maximum time spent enjoying the summer sun and friendly, laid back atmosphere.


Whether you are an avid fisherman or just occasionally enjoy the sport, Grand Rivers has what you are looking for. Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake are home to many native species, including several subspecies of Black Bass, Catfish, Sauger, Crapple, Bluegill, Rockfish, White and Striped Bass. Stop into one of the local stores or travel information stations in Grand Rivers for local fishing information. Several guides who know where the fish are biting are available to make your fishing trip as successful as possible.


Grand Rivers boasts several local attractions including the Land Between the Lakes National Recreational area, where Bald Eagle sightings are common. In the Recreation area are the Woodlands Nature Station, a working farm called The Homeplace, Elk and Bison prairie, Golden Pond Planetarium and 200 miles of biking and hiking trails. Green Turtle Bay Marina connects the two lakes and rents boats, jet skis and pontoons. Grand Rivers Jetty, next to Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina, was recently voted as one of the top five must see views in the South. Particularly at sunset, the view of Kentucky Lake at sunset is breathtaking.


To add some history to your vacation, take a trip over to Patti’s 1880′s Settlement. According to a vacation brochure, Patti’s has recreated a log cabin village for touring. Patti’s also has a miniature golf course, remote controlled boats, an arcade, a rock climbing wall, restaurants and shopping. With all of these things to do, Patti’s is a great location for the entire family.


Grand Rivers, Kentucky is the perfect summer vacation location. For the most up to date travel information or to learn more about local events please pick up a local vacation brochure at a travel center near you.

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