Grand Rivers, KY proclaims day

In conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week, which has been observed annually each May since 1984, Day will be celebrated in Grand Rivers, Kentucky on May 14.

Grand Rivers is a village filled with authentic charm, surrounded by lakes on two sides and the great outdoors. Lake Barkley was created in the mid-1960s, some 20 years after Kentucky Lake was completed. The two parallel lakes are separated by a body of land known as the “Land Between the Lakes” and are connected by a free-flowing canal at Grand Rivers. Together these two lakes make up over 215,000 acres of water, and offer over 3,000 miles of shoreline and scenic, secluded coves.

As the town’s mayor, Tom Moodie, says, “Southern Living readers recently called Grand Rivers one of the best small towns in the South. I call her home. This charming village is blessed with a rich history, two big lakes, an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, and an immeasurable amount of heart.”

One of the distinctive features of Grand Rivers is the fact that you cannot fly directly into the area. It is directly accessible only by automobile and boat.

“This destination offers an element of driving adventure and family bonding time,” says Brian Clark, publisher of Asphalt magazine. “Lake Barkley, Kentucky Lake and Grand Rivers offer some of the most interesting and unique attractions this region holds. From boating and water recreation, to arts and entertainment, this small, but eclectic community is a ‘must-see’ driving destination. No matter where you are coming from, would love to see your journey to Grand Rivers documented on our website.”, sponsored by Asphalt magazine, is an online community designed for you to share photos and stories of your favorite roads.

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