National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association


Information as of June 1, 2022; Miles and times approximate

Lexington area  Lexington Website
Downtown  Lexington
Victorian Square, Triangle Park and Lexington Center – shopping, food, easy, scenic, and historic walking areas N N Y
Kentucky Horse Park
Leashed dogs permitted N $8-$16,
+$5 parking
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, US Statesman 1777-1852
1806-1814 home. Leashed dogs welcomed on beautiful grounds, gardens. Y $15-$25
House Tour 
Chrisman Mill Vineyard Wine, Spirits, and Cocktail tastings. Y Varies Y
Claiborne Farm
100+ year old working Thoroughbred racing farm tours. Cemetery includes Secretariat Y $11-$50 N
Grimes Mill Winery
Bocce Ball
Y $6 Y
Keeneland Race Track
Thoroughbred Race Track on the National Historic Register. 5 tours to select from Y Y Tours vary N
KY Bourbon Trail
37 distilleries. Some as close as eight miles, others as far as 70 miles apart. Average tour 90 minutes each Varies Distilleries vary Varies
The Lexington Cemetery
From the Garden/Rural Cemetery Era 1846, expansive park-like setting for dog walking N N Y
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Built 1806-1808, future First Lady’s home moved to Springfield, IL in 1839 Y $6-$15 Service Dogs
Raven Run Nature Preserve
10 miles of trail bordering Kentucky River.  Flora and wildlife, meadows, woodlands, streams. Early 1800’s ruins. N N N
The Red Mile
Harness racing Sept. 4-6, gaming N N N
Transylvania University
1780, first school of higher learning west of the Alleghenie (sic) Mountains. N N Y
Gratz Park Neighborhood National Historic District
1781 neighborhood and park for walking N N Y
University of KY
Walkable, shady campus N N Y
Waveland State Historic Park
Greek Revival 1850’s home. Leashed dogs permitted on grounds and in gardens Y $12-$15
House Tour
A little further afield:
Versailles area 23 min; 14 mi “Heart of the Bluegrass”
Equus Run – Midway Tours. Grounds and sipping patio allow dogs Y $7-$10  Y
Woodford Reserve Distillery 1812 distillery on the National Register of Historic Places, Tours Y $25-$500 N/A
Georgetown 25 min; 13 mi Reputed “Birthplace of Bourbon”, small town fun
Old Friends Home
Visit with retired champion Thoroughbreds. 1½ hour tour (no restrooms, fyi) Y Y N
Lawrenceburg 37 min; 24 mi
4 Roses Distillery

Tours and tastings.
Leashed dogs allowed on grounds

Y $16-$25 Y
Wild Turkey

Tours and tastings.
Grassy area behind tasting area for dogs

Frankfort 39 min; 26 mi
State Capital of Kentucky
State Capitol Building N N N
Floral Clock N N Y
Grave of Daniel Boone N N Y
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Tour and tasting calendar vary Y Varies N/A Garden and Arboretum N N/A
Berea 54 min; 40 mi
The Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of KY, Artisan Center, strolling, shopping food N N Y

The Pinnacles 49 min, 40 mi

KY’s #1 hike by Outside magazine,
(less crowded than Red River Gorge)
Red River Gorge 59 min, 57 mi
Climbing, hiking trails, zipline, several types of camping accommodations, food N N Y
Bardstown 1 hr; 60 mi
“America’s Most Beautiful Small Town”
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Distillery tours and tastings Y $22+ N/A
My Old Kentucky Home Kentucky State Park
Tour the 1812-1818 home and gardens Stephen Foster wrote “the” song here Y Varies Y
in Park
Louisville 1 hr, 16 min; 78 mi

Settled in 1778, Kentucky’s largest city

Churchill Downs
Variety of Tours Y $25-$175 N
Kentucky Derby Museum
Daily Historic Walking Tour, Exhibitions Y Free-$17 N
Louisville Slugger Bats Museum and Factory
Tour Exhibits and Factory Y Free-$18 N
Muhammad Ali Center
Multi-cultural center, award winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. Exhibits, Galleries, Tours N Free-$18 N
Belle of Louisville
1914 National Historic Landmark paddlewheel steamboat cruises on the Ohio River Y $10-29.50 N
Clermont 1 hr, 21 min; 75 mi
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Variety of trails, “Forest Giants” Arboretum by Frederick Law Olmstead N N Y
Jim Beam Distillery
Tours, tastings, restaurant Y $12-250 N/A
Park City, 2 hr, 10 min; 140 mi
Mammoth Cave National Park
Longest cave system in the world (420 mi).
#8 of 64 Top Dog Friendly National Parks by Outside magazine. Kennels while touring, dog friendly accommodations, camping
Tours vary
On park grounds

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