Walking in the footsteps…….of Daniel Boone and the pioneers. Relive history at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Hike the restored Gap, explore Gap Cave, drive to the Pinnacle Overlook, or visit Hensley Settlement, the mountaintop community frozen in time. Pine Mountain State Resort Park is located twelve miles north of the Cumberland Gap and offers a lodge, cottages, rustic cabins, a beautiful restaurant overlooking the mountains, and an 18 hole championship golf course.
Want adventure? Bring your ATV and ride the 9,000 acre Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park, near Pineville, Ky., the county seat of Bell County. Pineville also hosts the oldest festival in Kentucky, the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, held annually Memorial Day weekend.
Middlesboro, Ky, is one of the only cities in the world built inside a meteorite crater. The city was established by the English in the late 1800’s and boasts having the oldest continuously played golf course in the United States.
If genealogy is your interest, the Bell County Historical Society Museum in Middlesboro is the place to go; the curator and genealogists will help you explore your “Roots”. The museum houses many displays, including the P-38 exhibit, photos, cemetery and other records.
Visit Bell County, located in Southeastern Kentucky; where Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia meet.
For more information, contact: Bell County Tourism Commission Middlesboro, Ky. 40965 800-988-1075 visit www.mountaingateway.com