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Paris Pike Scenic Highway

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7.3 miles: 8 minutes
US 27/68, known locally as Paris Pike Byway, serves as an introduction to the storied Bluegrass Region. Visitors pass gentle hills, a creek, fenced-in residences and horse farms as well as pastures full of grazing thoroughbreds—the breed named Kentucky’s state horse.
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7.3 miles: 8 minutes
There’s a reason that Kentucky is called “The Bluegrass State,” and one can see why traveling the Paris Pike Scenic Highway. The ground is covered with the jade-colored grass—sometimes with a bluish-purple tint in spring. It’s not only scenic but also sustenance for the thoroughbred horses grazing in the pastures along the route.