On Tuesday, June 17th, we took a Day Ride. Our destination was Cumberland Falls State Park in south east Kentucky.
Jeff talks about getting ready for our ride in this short video:
We left our home in North Knoxville at 9:45am. We had blue skies and a warm day ahead.
We rode north on Clinton Highway taking us through Clinton and north into Lake City. In Lake City, we stopped at Weigel’s for fuel and a quick snack.
From Lake City, we rode north on 25W through Caryville and on into LaFollette. We stayed on 25W riding north toward Jellico. We stopped along the way to try and capture the beauty of the rising rock formations.
25W took us right into Jellico and from there we continued on 25W into Williamsburg. About 15 miles north of Williamsburg, we took state route 90 which took us right into the Daniel Boone National Forest and on to The Cumberland Falls State Park. (You can find out even more information on the park by clicking HERE.)
There is a large parking area just off the falls area. We parked here and began our exploration. The following photos and videos tell the story of our visit:
We talk about what we’re seeing in this short video:
Here is just a quick look at the falls:
After walking around for about an hour, we headed back to the bikes to continue on our way.
After our visit at the Falls, we got back on 90 and then back to 25W. At 25W, we rode north about 20 miles and on into Corbin.
Right in downtown Corbin, we stopped to eat at The Dixie Cafe.
After lunch we walked around downtown Corbin.
We then rode into North Corbin to visit the Kentucky Fried Chicken Museum- the original Sanders Cafe where the Colonel started his restaurant.
Jeff talks about our trip so far in this short video:
After leaving the museum, we took 25E south to Barbourville. We rode downtown and stopped briefly.
We then continued on 25E and stopped briefly for a cold soda. We made this short video during our stop:
We then continued on 25E to Pineville and onto Middlesboro. We rode through the Cumberland Gap tunnel to Harrogate.
We then rode south to Tazewell and took 33 south through Maynardville. We stopped briefly at the marina for a quick break.
After our break at the marina, we continued on 33 south into Knoxville.
We left our home at 9:45am and returned at 6:15pm. Our total ride was 221 miles.
We wrap up the day with this video:
You can see our entire list of Day Rides HERE.