Scenic USA - Kentucky

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Zilpo Farmland

Zilpo Farmland

Photo by Ben Prepelka

     One of Kentucky's scenic byways leads sightseers and campers into the back country, surrounded by a section of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Zilpo Road Scenic Byway cuts through the 7,500 acre Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area, leading to popular Cave Run Lake and campsite.
     This rural pasture setting, a brief snapshot in time, was found along Kentucky's Route 129 (Clear Creek Road). While traveling back and forth, in search of the nine mile long Zilpo Road, the morning farm scene quickly changed. The fog lifted and the horses disappeared, perhaps headed to greener pastures. The area is off the beaten path (I-64), south of Salt Lick, and about an hour east of Lexington.
     The rural roads here are full of surprising twists and turns, splendid mountain scenery, miles of valley farmland, and easy-going residents. It's not hard to quickly fall in step with the laid back atmosphere.



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