Middlesboro offers many memorable adventures. The Lincoln Memorial museum
honors our sixteenth president and our past while the many trails along
Cumberland Gap National Park, Chained Rock and the Pinnacle Overlook fuel our psyche. It is the home of the Wilderness Trail where Daniel Boone and America’s first pioneers crossed the Appalachian Mountains.
The ultimate golfer will appreciate “The Oldest Continuously Played Golf Course in America” and “Wasioto Winds”, recently ranked 4th in the nation by Golf Digest, just minutes away in Pine Mountain State Park. A day’s trip to Knoxville,
Dollywood, or the “Smokies” fills your vacation with fun, facts and flavor.
Cumberland Gap is also an
incredible destination for hikers and backpackers with over 85
miles of trails and numerous backcountry camping areas.
Close by are the famous Cumberland Falls (the second largest waterfall in America). Once visited by England’s elite, you will be amazed with the parks trails, rafting excursions, and beautiful views including the only moon bow in the northern hemisphere.
the years this cave has had numerous names. First named Gap
Cave by Dr. Thomas Walker, as it is
located in Cumberland Gap. It was later called
Soldiers Cave and King Solomon's Cave. The name
Cumberland Gap Saltpeter Cave recalls the time when
saltpeter was mined in the cave for gun powder. Cumberland Gap
National Historical Park renamed the cave, Gap Cave, its
original name. However, it seems most people from the area know
it as Cudjo Cave. Cudjo was a
runaway slave, who was said to have hid in the cave during the
Civil War. The legend tells of Cudjo being killed by Confederate
soldiers inside the cave. This is only 5km from the border to
Kentucky, which was a neutral state, and so would have been the
rescue for Cudjo. So the legend tells of failure within looking
distance of the goal.
Middlesboro Historic Trail adjacent to the Cumberland River is a
beautiful as well as scenic hike or fishing spot. Horseback
riding and fishing are also available throughout the area. So if you
want to get some fishing in while your here bring along your rod
Or for those who just want to enjoy the beauty and nature of the area, relax in the yard
and take in one breathtaking sunset after another. The tranquility of a mountain sunrise or sunset
is an unrivaled event of Cumberland Gap / Middlesboro beauty.
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National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
County, KY Tourism > Home
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