KY Route 62 + ADD NEW ROUTE
19 in Kentucky Kentucky228 Miles
on August 1, 2009
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Rt 62 can be picked up around the Lawrenceburg KY area in the east or at I24 around Land Between the Lakes in the west. It runs along the WK parkway and the BG parkway and can be pickd up in several different towns along the way.
This road runs east and west through central ky. It has just about everything along it. It passes through several counties and beautiful old historic towns like Bardstown and Princeton. It runs along the Pennyrile state park and crosses over the dam at Land Between the Lakes. The dam has two areas to pull off and watch the boats or just look at the lake. Be sure to keep an eye on the sky in this area, there are several bald eagles nesting along the lakes. This road offers everything from wide open farm land to twist and turns through some thick forest areas, Each county or town has something a little different.
Rt 62 is a well maintained road. Most of the traffic is local since ir runs along the BG Parkway and WK parkway. It's a good road for an experienced rider or a beginner. There are some twist and turns and some flat wide open areas. The speed limit goes from 25mph going through the small towns to 55mph through the farm areas.
This road runs through so many small towns that you are never to far from a gas station or store. There are at least three walmarts along the way. several of the towns have many chain hotels and resturants. It runs through many town squares with old historic buildings and many mom and pop diners. It also goes through Roscine, Bill Monroe's home town where you can visit his childhood home and his grave. he has a beautiful headstone. There are campgrounds in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Pennyrile State Park is less than two miles off the road. Land Between the Lakes offer several State resort Parks withen a 20 minute ride. If you are heading west out of Elizabethtown there aren't many places to spend the night until you get around the Princetown and Eddyville area. If you plan on staying at one of the state parks call ahead, they fill up in the summer and fall. Note: If you decide to visit Bill Monroe's home, be very careful. The road to his home is a twisty gravel road. It's one way in and one way out. If you can do it safely follow the exit road. It's about 100 yards and fairly straight. the entrance is about 1/4 mile of narrow up hill twisty gravel. Not real safe for a large cruiser.
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