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Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway

33.0 miles: 0 hours, 42 minutes

Tucked between the waters of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, The Trace leads you through the forested Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. A habitat teeming with wildlife including the red fox, American buffalo and the bald eagle awaits you on this Kentucky byway.


Deer, coyote, owls and hawks are among the many families of wildlife making their homes along this Kentucky section of The Trace. At sunrise and sunset the animals are particularly active, so careful driving is a must. At the National Recreation Area, take a quick detour on the 3.5-mile loop through the Elk & Bison Prairie. The nearby Golden Pond Planetarium houses a visitor center.


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