Nestled at the edge of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, London, Kentucky is surrounded by pristine forests, lakes, and rivers, with miles of trails, deeply enveloped in history lies a place where adventure begins. The moment you set foot here, it’s obvious you’ve entered someplace different.

Paddling Rivers and Lakes 
Discover a paradise of trio waterways ranging from quiet flat-waters to rivers and lakes to some of Kentucky’s best Class III and IV white-water. Laurel River Lake is a 5,600-acre lake with 200 miles of sandstone bluffs rising out of crystal-clear water, and old-growth hardwood forests shading secluded coves. Wood Creek Lake is a 672-acre reservoir perfect for a beginner paddler. Full of peaceful scenery and quiet waters, you will escape to tranquility. Rockcastle River is home to Class I-IV rapids including the upper and lower of the Rockcastle. Beginners can explore 6 miles downstream, taking 1-3 hours depending on the water level and the paddler’s ability. For the advanced paddler, The Lower Rockcastle also known as “The Narrows” is a 15.9-mile segment to the backwaters of Lake Cumberland, it is designated a Kentucky Wild River.

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Cycling Capital of Kentucky
Finding the perfect cycling route just became easy when you travel to London, Kentucky known as the Cycling Capital of Kentucky®. Hundreds of miles boasting some of the most scenic and challenging routes you will find anywhere in the country. The collection of cycling routes is rural roads, gravel, and trails for cyclists of all skill levels.

Motorcycles, Jeeps and Off-Road
“Route of Parks” 182- mile motorcycle route adventures to Cumberland Falls State Park, Pine Mountain State Park, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, and Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park.  For the offroad thrill seeker, discover the Kentucky Adventure Tour, a 1,000-mile loop around the hills and mountains of southeastern Kentucky.  London is home to Wildcat Off-road Adventure Park for the adventurous at heart.