The Trace (Through the Land Between the Lakes) + ADD NEW ROUTE
7 in Kentucky Kentucky49 Miles
on December 1, 2007
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The Trace begins in Dover, TN on hwy. 79. From there, look for the signs for LBL (Land between the Lakes). If you follow those signs, they will direct you to take a road running to the north called "The Trace." Simply take this road north all the way up to the end in Grand Rivers, KY.
Starting at the southern end of beautiful Land Between the Lakes, this ride offers lot's of scenery and places to stop including a bison range, 1850's settlement, lake views and more. Overall the ride offers equal parts of views of wooded stretches and open scenery vistas.
Update from "bikesand beards" on 6/13/12: The ride from Clarksville to Dover Tennessee is ok. Nothing special. Once you get onto the Trace things change. The Trace is full of things to stop and see. There is Elk and Bison Ranges, Free Roaming American Bison, Springs, Lakes, A Western Furnace and so much more. Plys the long tracks of beautiful land. And of course not to far into the Trace is the Homeplace. This is a 4 dolalr tour that takes you through an old times living working farm. This farm has houses that you can walk through, and animals that are just walking around.
The road through the trace is a 2 lane, blacktop with nice curves and gently rolling hills. Overall it is a great motorcycle road to ride!
Fort Donaldson Civil War Battlefield
Update from "bikesand beards" on 6/13/12: All the roads in this ride are maintained fairly well. I came across no potholes, but did see a few small grooves in the road.
At the start of the ride, there are some decent places to eat a quick lunch but during the ride, not many restrooms but plenty of places to stop and stretch your legs. Be sure to see Fort Donaldson Civil War battlefield in Dover before or after your ride and stop along the way to see the bison and ruins of the iron ore furnace during the ride. When you arrive there, be sure to look for Patty's a great place to eat lunch or dinner before your return ride! The address is 1801 Jh Obryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY or you can just ask anyone there and they can tell you where they are located.
Update from "bikesand beards" on 6/13/12: The Trace is full of camping...to name a few there is Piney Campground, Ginger Bay, Colson Hollow and Brandon Springs. There is a Welsome station on both ends. And there is an OHV area for all you off road riders! This route is full of historical sites, camping, animals and so much more. Enjoy the ride, ride slow. Enjoy the corners and don't miss anything. You could spend the entire day easily on this 48 miles stretch. Patti's Settlement is a great restaraunt at the end of the Trace on the right. Here there is so much to look at and eat! There is also some T-Shirt places and such...And not to far from there is the Kentucky Damn and Kenlake.
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