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The best Kentucky parks

Local parks are an excellent way to get outdoors, have fun, exercise, and meet new people. And they are affordable, too! Here are our top three picks for the best parks in Kentucky.

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

This park gets its name from the 78 foot-long natural sandstone arch, which provides an incredible view from the apex. The park also has lots of opportunities for hiking and camping, including a lodge, cottages for rent, and two campgrounds.

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Recently voted “best outdoor recreation spot” by Kentucky Living magazine, this park has a 63-room lodge, horse trails, hiking trails, and some of the best fishing in the state.

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

Widely considered the best state park in Kentucky, Blue Licks Battlefield features some of the best trails for hiking, running, and walking, and an outstanding resort lodge for camping, overnight stays, and meeting rooms.

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