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Vacations on Lake Cumberland

When you’re visiting Wayne County and Lake Cumberland, be sure to check out Mill Springs Park during your time off the water.  The park includes picnic tables, shelters, and grills for that perfect summer cookout anytime.  The park also includes a gift shop where you can find that original item you’ve been looking for.  Don’t forget to take a tour of the historic mill, watch a live grinding and buy some corn meal produced at the mill, or visit the Brown-Lanier House.

Make the short drive into Monticello to visit the Wayne County Museum.  The museum features all kinds of historical pieces, displays, and information about Wayne County and the Lake Cumberland area.  Guided tours are available and admission is free.  The Monticello/Wayne County Park is a great place to spend an afternoon off the water.  The park offers over 86 acres of tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, volleyball, miniature golf, walking trails, and many shelter houses that are perfect for a picnic.  The Aspire Community Center has a public pool that is open 7 days per week from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. to cool off on hot summer days. The center also has walking trails, a gymnasium, and meeting rooms.

Special events are held throughout the year all across Monticello and Wayne  County.  Every Saturday morning, the Wayne County Farmers’ Market is open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. EST in historic downtown Monticello at the Wayne County Marketplace.  Every third Thursday of the month, from May through August, downtown Monticello hosts a free concert on the square.  The 3rd Thursday Concert Series hosts a car show at 7:00 p.m. and the music starts at 8:00 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the free entertainment.  Check this site often to find all the information you need about special events in Wayne  County and on Lake Cumberland.

Make plans now to enjoy your vacation on Lake Cumberland.  We are certain you will enjoy your time in this beautiful area and we look forward to seeing you here!

Fun Facts

The term "hillbilly" originated in Wayne County, Kentucky before the Civil War. The valleys, hillsides and hilltops coupled with the number of individuals with the Christian or forename Williams, led to a term that only later received negative connotation.

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