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Kentucky River - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Day Trip Report
Trip Dates: July 14, 2009
Nearest City: Shakertown, KY
Difficulty: Easy
Submitted by: kingfisher View Profile


We put in at Shaker Village's dock, where the Dixie Belle Riverboat launches, and paddled upstream on the Kentucky River to Dix River.

Gorgeous views of the palisades on both rivers. Quiet except for two small fishing boats.


Parking, port-a-john.




From Lexington, take Harrodsburg Road (Rt. 68) south to Shaker Vilage. Look for signs for the Riverboat launch across from the Village.


Road to boat launch is locked except from 1-5:30pm. You can get a key from Shaker Village hotel front desk for other times.

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