Land Between the Lakes, also known as LBL, is National Recreation area located on the western end of both Kentucky and Tennessee. Last spring we took several trips down to visit my son who was attending college at Murray State. You may remember the jaunt I made to the Hazel Kentucky Antique Shops or our stop off at Circus Skate Roller Rink.
Well our tip didn’t stop there, and I’ve gathered together only the most interesting points from the rest of the trip to show you. I’ve broken it up into a few parts to keep each post short and sweet, and enticing enough to make you want to visit the LBL yourself, or find somewhere like it nearer to you to explore.
Briefly, the Land Between the Lakes is exactly that. A strip of land that is surrounded by Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, spanning through both the state of Kentucky and Tennessee. It has been nationally preserved.
If offers a wide array of outdoor recreational activities; educational and historical attractions; and is currently uninhabited by human beings, unless they are camping!
We started off one of our mornings taking in the serenity of Kentucky Lake:
While some of us stuck around to fish the day away, the rest of us headed off the visitors center to see what we could find:
We learned that LBL has an planetarium, an elk and bison prairie, a civil war era homestead farm, and a hiking trial system laid out in the 1800’s by civil war soldiers stationed at Fort Henry during that time:
After we stopped off at the visitor’s center, we knew exactly what our next stop was going to be:
(I’ll give you a hint)
Stayed tuned for part 2 of our visit to Land Between the Lakes Kentucky/ Tennessee.
I mentioned that humans do not inhabit LBL, here is a short video on who does:
Thank you so much for stopping by ~ Amy