Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is an ideal sightseeing locale. There are 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline that surround more than 170,000 acres of land on three sides, offering great opportunities for adventure. We recommend that you begin at North Welcome Station, South Welcome Station, or Golden Pond Visitor Center, where "Friends of LBL" staff will show you some of our visitors' favorite places to go. Take advantage of the many sightseeing opportunities we offer by car, bicycle, foot, or horse.
Many of our visitors enjoy sightseeing along Woodlands Trace, LBL's Scenic Byway. Commonly called "The Trace," this road runs North/South through LBL, and provides access to all of our attractions and facilities. Hike or mountain bike the Canal Loop Trail, an 11-mile loop - or wind your way through Kentucky Lake Drive - they both provide scenic overlooks of Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and the Canal. Take some time to see the majestic bald eagles soaring over the shoreline on a guided eagle tour, offered in the peak winter season. Prefer to take in the scenery on horseback? There are more than 70 miles of horse trails that take you to some of the most scenic places in LBL. These are just a few of the many opportunities LBL offers. So, what are you waiting for? Come outside and play!
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For more information about sightseeing locations, please refer to the LBL General Map.
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Note: It is strongly recommended to use tick repellant from March 15 to October 15 before hiking or other outdoor activities. Tick repellant is available for purchase at all LBL facilities or at local stores.