AFTER THE BOURBON, WINE & BLOODLINES  THERE IS STILL MUCH MORE TO SEE & DO....

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World Class Cycling

Woodford County offers some of the best cycling roads you will find anywhere.  Rolling hills, green pastures, stone fences, rivers, streams, and horse and cattle farms line our lightly-traveled and well-paved roads. 

 

If you’re interested in riding with others, check out the Bluegrass Cycling Club website at bgcycling.net – The Bluegrass Cycling Club offers group rides for all paces and abilities every day of the week from March through October, including a ride from Historic Midway on Wednesday evening.

 

 To get you started on your Woodford County adventure, we’ve provided links to a few maps and cue sheets below.

 

 

Decals indicate that a business, farm, church, etc is bicycle friendly.  There are several in Woodford County ready to welcome/assist you. 

Mountain Biking in and Near Woodford County

Want to do some mountain biking while visiting Woodford County?  Well, you’re in luck!  There are several mountain biking trails in the area.  Check these out:

Life Adventure Center, 570 Milner Road, Versailles KY

– These are some of the newest in the area, a bit more technical and include rocks and roots.  Currently 6 miles of trails are finished and another 4 are under construction.   For more information:

Skull Buster  –Stockdell Road, Stamping Ground, KY  (Scott County) – 12 miles of trail with a mix of beginner and intermediate terrain.  For more information

Capitol View Park   Glenn’s Creek Road, Frankfort, KY (Franklin County) –12 miles of trail - Beginner to intermediate level located on the Kentucky River. For more information:

You can find additional trails in nearby Louisville and Lexington as well as Laurel Lake and Cave Run Lake.  Use this link for information on mountain biking trails in KY.

-ZIP LINE

-HORSE & HIKING TRAILS

-DIRT BIKE PATHS

-CAMPING

-FAMILY & TEAM BUILDING

 

 

Your adventure starts at Life Adventure Center & Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary!  Operating from 575 beautiful acres in Versailles and 374 acres near Milville, this non-profit outdoor education facility offers equestrian, mountain biking and pedestrian trails through some of Kentucky’s most pristine natural resources. 

 

In addition, the center offers challenge course, canoeing and horsemanship teambuilding experiences for corporate, school, and church groups. 

 

Call 859-873-3271 or check out their virtual tour at   http://www.lifeadventurecenter.org/facilities.html.

Eckert's/Boyd Orchards

1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles

859-873-3097

Eckert's/Boyd Orchards opens each May when the delicious Strawberries speckle our fields, and close for the season after harvesting an amazing variety of bright pumpkins! We grow super sweet peaches, blackberries, grapes, pears and over 30 varieties of apples - from June through November. Apples will be in our market and, after Labor Day you can even pick your own.  For More information visit http://www.eckerts.com/versailles.

“Watching Wonderful Woodford”
We went to this local gem of theatre on Saturday night of the last weekend for “Ain’t Misbehavin’. It was the first visit to the venue for both of us, but not our last. The seating capacity was greater than envisioned, curving around the front of the curved stage; as close to theatre-in-the- round as I have experienced without being in the same.

 

Our seats were excellent, but I perceived all seats as being as good. The musical itself was presented quite well, with all performers performing better than local talent might be guessed, both in singing and artistic moves, i. e. dancing.  The entire building, along with its location, enhances the experience for everyone.    — TripAdvisor.com website user

 

Woodford County Quilt Trail

….piecing together Woodford County one quilt square at a time.

Just getting to Irish Acres is an adventure; traveling through the beautiful countryside in Woodford County. Enjoy the scenery & be ready to have your senses excited as you walk through the doors of the old brick schoolhouse.

 

Each room is filled with so many items, be such to take time to find all the treasures. Items large & small, expensive & moderately priced, a treasure for everyone. Be sure to make a reservation for lunch at the Glitz, you won't be disappointed.I'

Trip Advisor Review

Operating out of the Woodford County Park the Bluegrass Railroad Museum offers an 11 mile, 90 minute round trip train excursion ride throught the Horse Famrs of Central Kentucky. The track is open all the way to the Kentucky River including a rebuilt wooden trestle 105 feet long and 18 feet high.  Come and ride "Back to the River" to view Youngs High Bridge built in 1889.  Visit the new railroad museum in the rebuilt depot showcasing artifacts of Kentucky's railroad history.

 

Call 859-873-2476 or visit www.bluegrassrailroad.com for a full schedule of events.  The museum is open 365 days per year!  

 

175 Beasley Road, Versailles, KY 40383

 

 

Extensive collection of pre and post war era toy trains.

Nostalgia Station Toy Train Museum

Woodford Lakes Golf Club

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Need a place to work out? 

 

The Falling Springs Natatorium includes an 8 lane, 25 yard lap competition lap pool, therapy pool and an outdoor Splash Pool that operates during the summer months complete with water slides, vortex, lazy river and play features.  

 

Our general fitness area provides everything you need for a cardio or strength training workout.  

 

Group cycling room with 16 bikes, an aerobics studio complete with exercise balls, bands, jump ropes, dumbbells, mats and more. Indoor running/walking track  and basketball courts.

 

We have a full set of Life Fitness machine weights, roman chair, assisted dip/pull-up machine and 2 cable cross-over machines.

 

The free weight area includes incline, decline and 2 flat bench presses, 4 adjustable benches, squat rack, smith machine and leg press.

Jack Jouett House Historic Site

The Jack Jouett House Historic Site is a historic house museum was the home of Captain John (Jack) Jouett, Jr., the Revolutionary War hero whose 40-mile ride through the backcountry of Virginia most likely saved American Independence.  In Kentucky, Jack was a legislator, farmer, horse breeder, and distiller.  

 

The museum is open April through October on Fridays (noon-5), Saturdays (10-5), Sundays (1-5), and Mondays (10-noon) and by appointment all year.  The frontier homestead includes a 1780’s stone cabin, used as a kitchen by the Jouetts, and a 1797 Federal-style brick house with parlor, dining room, and three bedrooms.  The grounds feature a Colonial Herb Garden and a Native Tree Walk.

 

Programs are offered throughout the year.  The calendar can be accessed at the website.  

Jack Jouett House Historic Site

255 Craig's Creek Road

Versailles, KY  40383

(859) 873-7902

www.jouetthouse.org          info@jouetthouse.org

Wine and Bourbon Trail starting in Midway, KY.  

 

  1. Start in historic downtown Midway between 11- 12:30 PM.  First enjoy lunch in historic Midway at one of these fine restaurants: {Link to Midway Restaurants}.

  2. Before 1:30 pm: Travel to Equus Run Vineyards {link} 1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway, KY 40347 for a wine tasting (Travel time 8 minutes, allow 30 minutes for tasting).  

  3. Before 2 pm proceed to Prodigy Winery {link} 3445 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601 ( Travel time 14 min, allow 30 min for tasting).

  4. Catch the 3 PM tour at Woodford Reserve Distillery:  {link} offered hourly 10 AM-3 PM, 1-3 PM Sundays;  7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY 40383 (Travel time 7 minutes, allow 1 hour for tour).

  5. Continue to Wildside Winery  {link) 5500 Troy Pike Versailles, KY 40383 (Travel time 20 min, allow 30 minutes for tasting).

  6. Before 5 pm, travel on to Castle Hill Winery  {link} 3650 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY 40383 (Travel time 9min, allow 30 minutes for wine tasting).

  7. Finish with dinner in Beautiful downtown Versailles at one of these fine restaurants: {link to Versailles Restaurants} ( Travel time 6 min).

Or Start in Versailles.

  1. Enjoy lunch (see #7 above).

  2. Cruise on down to (see #5 above).

  3. Zip on over to (see #6 above).

  4. Tour ( see #4 above).

  5. Continue up to (see #3 above).

  6. Enjoy your final wine experience at (see #2 above).

  7. Finish with dinner in (see #1 above).

 

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Contact Us:

151 South Main St.
Versailles, KY 40383

 

Tel: 859-214-4510