Monday, August 24, 2015

Stop 4: Bardstown, KY

Since we left Stone Mountain, GA our plan was to head to Wisconsin to visit family. So we researched what would be good stops along the way. We are big fans of the blog Gone with the Wynns and after reading their post on Bardstown, KY and seeing that it was on our route we couldn't help but check it out ourselves.

Bardstown has been one of our favorite stops so far for so many reasons. It's a cute, friendly small town that just happens to be on the Bourbon Trail.

We stayed at one of our first state park campgrounds on this stop and loved it. It had full hookups and was located right next to a golf course. It was very well maintained, clean bathrooms, a small playground and was very peaceful.

We stayed here two nights and had such a good time. We would love to come back here again sometime. 

We of course had to check out a few stops on the Bourbon Trail. We visited Maker's Mark and did the tour and also visited Jim Beam but just walked around and had lunch, no tour. 

as part of the tour you will walk thru a barrel room that houses Chihuly's "The Spirit of the Maker" installation which was created in celebration of Maker's Mark's 60th Anniversary. It was awesome!

After Maker's Mark we headed over to Jim Beam. We were going to do a tour there as well but we would have had to wait a while for it and it was lunch time and we had Liam with us so we didn't want to press our luck. We walked around part of the grounds, the gift shop and ate at Fred's Smokehouse. 

After checking out Jim Beam we headed over to a real gem of the area the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, this place is amazing and I think we just scratched the surface there. We mostly focused on the playground they had but we did check the canopy walk which was incredible. 

Here's a few more pictures from our campsite, we really loved it and would love to go back some day. 

We hope you have enjoyed this blog post and have inspired you to visit Bardstown, KY sometime and hop on the Bourbon Trail. 

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