fall leaves

It’s not too late to get a great view and walk off some of those holiday eats.  My pick for a post-Thanksgiving day trip is to the Pinnacles in Berea, Kentucky.  The trail head begins at the Indian Fort Theatre which is also the location of the Berea Craft Festival.  A 6.6 mile loop (which can be broken down into smaller hikes) takes you to several scenic vistas including the East and West Pinnacle, the Buzzard’s Roost, Devil’s Kitchen, Indian Fort Lookout, and the Eagle’s nest.  Click HERE for a trail map.

 

A view from the Buzzard’s Roost

After your hike, check out the local arts and crafts in downtown Berea and grab a bite at the historic Boone Tavern Hotel.

If you go:

From I-75 south, take Berea exit 76, Hwy 21, go left (east) into Berea. After passing
the small business district and Berea College, come to the intersection where
Hwy 25 splits off left (see Boone Tavern Hotel on left). Continue on Hwy 21 to
the right. From this point drive 3 miles; look for unmarked driveway(s) on the
left side of the road, turn into rather large parking lot. At the head of the
lot, note sign reading ‘Indian Fort Theater.’