Welcome to London-Laurel County
Your Crossroads To Adventure
We invite you to experience Southern Kentucky hospitality in London and Laurel County! Our local attractions include the Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, the Daniel Boone Motocross Park, Colonel Sanders Cafe and Museum, Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield, and the annual World Chicken Festival!
Our convenient I-75 location makes us an ideal stop over point or an excellent home base when visiting such popular attractions as Cumberland Falls, the Big South Fork, the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Cumberland Gap and many other popular sites and attractions.
Kentucky Adventure Games 2015 Thriller Ride
Registration for the Kentucky Adventure Games 2015 Thriller Ride will be opening very soon. The Thriller Ride is a Halloween-themed bicycle ride through Laurel, Jackson, and Clay counties in Southeastern Kentucky. The ride begins and ends in downtown London—the “Cycling Capital of Kentucky®.” The 2015 Thriller Ride will take place on October 10th. If nature cooperates, that will be during the peak of our fall-color season and should make for a beautiful ride!
There are four different routes offered during the Thriller Ride. These routes include:
- The Thriller Route—a hilly metric century
- The Zombie—a rolling 44-mile route
- The Halloweenie—a 25-mile, mostly flat route
- The Tiny Weenie—a pancake level 10-mile route
Rest stops will be offered every 15-20 miles for the Thriller, Zombie, and Halloweenie routes. All routes will have SAG support. You can find expanded descriptions, maps, cue sheets, and photographs of the Thriller Ride routes at www.londonkycycling.com.
Like The Thriller Ride Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Thriller-Ride/191083387688507?fref=ts. Don’t forget--you must register by October 1st to ensure you will get a t-shirt!
London-Laurel County Trail Town
LONDON TO BE CERTIFIED AS TRAIL TOWN IN MAY 2015
After three years of diligent work by the entire community, London will be certified as Kentucky’s 5th official Trail Town in May.
The goal of the Kentucky Trail Town program is to better connect communities across the Commonwealth with their natural resources. Throughout Laurel County there are pictur-esque cycling roads, beautiful national forests with more miles of hiking/mountain bike trails than any Kentucky county, a fantastic state park with an extensive trail system, a newly developed city park with brand spanking new mountain bike/hiking trails, the best canoe trails in the entire state, and a soon to be developed downtown walking tour. By connecting these outdoor areas, Laurel County can provide adventure tourists with need-ed goods and services, while highlighting and sharing the things that make London and Laurel County unique. These connections will create a vibrant tourism economy and a healthier place to live.
You can read more in the London-Laurel County Trail Town Newsletter.
Draw & Release!
The 2014 ASA Pro/Am and 3D Scholastic Archery Tournaments brought in over 2,000 competitors from across the states. During the three day rain-free event, archers took to Laurel County's fairground shooting lanes.
As part of the Kentucky Century Challenge, the 7th annual Redbud Ride ended up being an extravagant event! With over 1,200 cyclists touring the Laurel County and surrounding areas, and beautiful April weather. As the cyclists entered each checkpoint, they praised how the Redbud Ride is the best ride in Kentucky. Look for a full featured article about the Redbud Ride in our next bi-monthly newsletter. If you aren't subscribed, please follow the link to do so!