Kentucky names 2 more 'Trail Towns' in tourism program

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Posted: Nov 11, 2015 8:36 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has two more "Trail Towns" added to the program designed to link communities and trail systems and develop them as tourist spots.

The two towns added on Tuesday are Berea and Columbia, bringing the number in the state to 12. The others are Dawson Springs, Livingston, Morehead, Olive Hill, London, Stearns, Elkhorn City, Jamestown, Manchester and Royalton.

The Kentucky Trail Town Program under the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet guides travelers to trails, food, lodging, campgrounds, museums, entertainment and other services.

Berea is home to the Kentucky Artisan Center and Berea College. Outdoor opportunities include Berea College Forest, the John B. Stephenson Memorial Trail for Cycling and the TransAmerica cycling trail.

Columbia, home to Lindsey Wilson College, offers attractions including paddling on Russell Creek, local outfitter Longhunter Outfitters and Lindsey Wilson, which has supported award-winning cycling teams.