The Best Places to Visit in Morehead, Kentucky

Morehead, Kentucky: More Culture, More Nature, More Than You Ever Imagined

If you are looking to take a vacation that breaks the mold, don't go to the beach or other "expected" locations. Hop on over to Morehead, Kentucky! Home to Morehead State University, this town is much more than just a college town. Morehead has loads to offer in the ways of art, culture, nature, and cuisine.

Lockegee Rock, located in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Morehead, Kentucky.  It only takes a short climb (one feasible even for those who consider themselves non-climbers) to feast in the breath-taking view of Rowan County available at the top.
Lockegee Rock, located in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Morehead, Kentucky. It only takes a short climb (one feasible even for those who consider themselves non-climbers) to feast in the breath-taking view of Rowan County available at the top.

Places to Visit in Morehead, Kentucky

If you're looking for an outdoor adventure, then Morehead is the place for you. Whether you are looking to swim, boat, or hike, there is a place for everyone in this town. Some of the popular spots to "get your nature on" include:

  • Lockegee Rock -- Only a few miles' drive from town, Lockegee Rock is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest alongside Cave Run Lake. Lockegee Rock is technically a small mountain, peaking at about 1,273 feet above sea-level. Easily accessible, this mountain offers a breathtaking view no matter what the season.
  • Cave Run Lake -- Cave Run Lake is perfect for fishing, swimming, boating, hiking or camping. There are ample boat ramps and swimming spots, as well as campsites (including those with RV hook-ups.) Several cabin rental services are available in the area if you desire a secluded weekend getaway. You can learn more about these rentals at www.caverun.org.
  • Kentucky Folk Art Center -- Featuring over 1,400 pieces of local art, the KFAC showcases the talents of the common man. Filled with whimsical pieces, the art located in this gallery is sure to have something interesting for everyone. Best of all, admission to the Folk Art Center is always free! Learn more about the Kentucky Folk Art Center here.

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Cave Run Lake.
Cave Run Lake.

Places to Eat in Morehead

Morehead has tons to offer in the cuisine department! There are many locally owned bakeries, cafes, and diners that are to die for.

Some of these include:

The Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop

All Season's Cafe

Root-a-Bakers Bakery

Pasquale's (Italian)

Melini Cucina (Italian)

La Finca's (Mexican)

Pop's BBQ (A local favorite!)

Reno's Roadhouse


Pop's BBQ, located right outside Cave Run Lake.   Try their smoked beef brisket!  The food here is delicious, fresh, and extremely affordable.  You can get an entree (with a hearty portion of meat) and two sides for under $10!
Pop's BBQ, located right outside Cave Run Lake. Try their smoked beef brisket! The food here is delicious, fresh, and extremely affordable. You can get an entrée (with a hearty portion of meat) and two sides for under $10!
Some of the delicious treats available in the Bakery On Main.  The BOM is connected to the restaurant, Pasquale's.
Some of the delicious treats available in the Bakery On Main. The BOM is connected to the restaurant, Pasquale's.

The Twin Knobs Campground located in Cave Run Lake/ Daniel Boone National Forest

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