The heart of Lake Cumberland

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!

Lake Cumberland Sunset

After a day of skiing, tubing, fishing, swimming, or just soaking in the sun, nothing could be more relaxing than watching the sunset on Lake Cumberland.  Few places on earth are as beautiful!  When visiting Wayne County and looking for something to do off the water, be sure to head in to Monticello on Saturday mornings to visit the new Farmers’ Market Pavilion in Historic Downtown.  The market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

 

While you’re in town, don’t miss your chance to stop by the Wayne County Historical Museum to learn all about the history of Wayne County and the Lake Cumberland area.  The Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park is also a great place to spend the day.  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.

If you’re in town on the 3rd Thursday of the month, make a trip downtown for the free concert series.  The music gets underway every 3rd Thursday at 8:00 p.m.  Also, no trip to the Lake Cumberland area is complete without visiting historic Mill Springs Mill and Park.  The park is operated by the Corps of Engineers and has a gift shop for those souvenirs you can’t find anywhere else.  We hope you enjoy your time in Wayne County and look forward to seeing you here!

Welcome to Wayne County

Wayne County is in the “Heart of Lake Cumberland” and has more lake access than any other county.  There is nothing quite like spending a summer vacation on the water.  Make plans now to visit for a day, weekend, or a whole week and make memories that will last a lifetime.

When you need a break from the water, be sure to head in to Monticello every Saturday morning to visit the newly constructed Farmers’ Market located in historic downtown.  Also, don’t forget Memorial Park.  The park is located just minutes from downtown on Michigan Avenue and has 86 acres of tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, volleyball courts, miniature golf, playgrounds, walking trails, and plenty of shelter houses for a great family picnic.

Downtown Monticello is also home to the Wayne County Museum that contains many exhibits about Wayne County and Lake Cumberland.  It is a must see for anyone interested in the history of the area.  A trip to Lake Cumberland is not complete without visiting Mill Springs Mill and park.  The park is operated by the Corps of Engineers and is a great place to spend a day off the water.

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the official start to vacation season in Wayne County and on Lake Cumberland.  If you enjoy fishing, skiing, boating, camping, learning about the history of the area or just being in the great outdoors, Wayne County is the place to be.  There is always plenty going on during the holiday weekend.  The 19th Annual Woman’s Club Cornbread Festival will be held Saturday, May 26th at Historic Mill Springs Park.  Arts and crafts vendors will be on site along with several food vendors to take care of the biggest appetite.  Be sure to watch the grinding exhibition at the Mill at 2:00 p.m. EST on Saturday and visit the gift shop for one of a kind treasures to take back home or give to someone special.

For more information on all the events going on be sure to check the calendar section on this site.  We hope you enjoy your time in Wayne County and on Lake Cumberland.  Don’t miss out on any of the happenings in the area if you are visiting over the Memorial Day weekend.  If you aren’t able to make it for the start of the season, make plans now to visit soon.  We look forward to seeing you!

3rd Thursday on The Square

3rd Thursday is a free concert series that runs from May through September on the square in Historic Downtown Monticello.  Every month a new band will be performing starting at 8:00 p.m. EST.  The concerts will feature different genres of music including classic rock, country, lake themed music, oldies, and more.  Bring your lawn chairs to dowtown Monticello for a great night of music every 3rd Thursday of the month.  Vendors will be on location serving food and drinks along with the different restaraunts in the downtown area.

 

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Beautiful Wayne County

Lake Cumberland is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and lots of beautiful scenery.  Sunsets on the lake are the perfect way to end a great day relaxing on the water.  

When you need a break from the water, be sure to head in to Monticello every Saturday morning for the Farmer’s Market or visit Memorial Park.  The park has 86 acres of tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, volleyball courts, playgrounds for the kids and plenty of shelter houses for a great family picnic. 

Downtown Monticello is also home to the Wayne County Museum with many exhibits about Wayne County and Lake Cumberland.  It is a must see for anyone interested in the history of the area.  Also, a visit to Lake Cumberland is not complete without visiting historic Mill Springs Mill and park.  The park is operated by the Corps of Engineers and is a great place to spend a day off the water.

Lake Cumberland Raft Up 2015

Lake Cumberland Raft Up

The 5th Annual Lake Cumberland Raft Up is set for August 8th!  The event will be held in the same location as last year, near Conley Bottom Resort and Shinbone, and is free for everyone.  The entertainment has yet to be named for 2015 so keep checking the Raft Up website for updates www.lakecumberlandraftup.com .

Wayne County “The Heart of Lake Cumberland”

Conley Bottom Resort

Wayne County is the home of two world class marinas.  Beaver Creek Resort and Conley Bottom Resort offer pontoon, runabout, jet ski, and houseboat rentals for your time on the water.  Conley Bottom also has camping, RV sites, and cabin rentals for your time off the water.  Visit www.conleybottom.com or www.beavercreekmarina.com for more information.  Wayne County’s marinas provide easy access to all parts of Lake Cumberland and Wayne County has more lake access than any other county on the lake.

Beaver Creek Resort

There is always plenty to do in Wayne County when you need a break from the water.  Every Saturday morning, the Farmer’s Market is open in downtown Monticello.  Beautiful Memorial Park has 86 acres of fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, shelter houses for picnics and much more.  Also, don’t forget Mill Springs Park.  The park is full of history dating back to the Civil War and is a great place to spend an afternoon.  Be sure to check out the events section of this site to get all the latest news on upcoming events in the Lake Cumberland area.

Memorial Day Weekend is Almost Here

Mill Springs in the Summer

Vacation season on Lake Cumberland officially starts this weekend and there is always plenty to do.  If you like boating, camping, fishing, hiking, or just strolling through beautiful parks learning about the area’s history, Wayne County is the place to be.  Rent a boat from one of our two world class marinas, charter a private fishing trip with one of our great local guides, enjoy an afternoon in the 86 acre Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park, visit the downtown Farmer’s Market and Wayne County Museum, or check out all the history and natural beauty at Mill Springs Park.  Whatever you decide, you and your family are sure to have a great time.

Don’t forget the 18th Annual Monticello Woman’s Club Cornbread Festival at Mill Springs Park this Saturday.  Arts and Crafts vendors will be on site for the event.  The meal gets started at 11:00 a.m.  and finishes at 1:00 p.m but the fun lasts all day.  After eating and browsing the Gift Shop, take a trip back in time and watch the Mill in operation like it was many years ago.  Tours of the Mill will be available and you can even purchase cornmeal that was ground in the Mill.

For more information on Mill Springs Park visit www.lrn.usace.army.mil/history/mill_springs_park.htm

Have a great weekend in Wayne County, “The Heart of Lake Cumberland.”

Wayne County Event Season off to a Great Start

Wayne County’s event season got off to a great start last weekend.  The 5th Annual Heart of Lake Cumberland Springfest was held Friday and Saturday.  Despite some rain at times, thousands turned out for great entertainment on both nights.  There was entertainment for people of all ages with live music, food vendors, a classic car show, 5K run and a motorcycle ride.  KidZone and Trackless Train rides were also available for both kids and the young at heart.  If you missed it, make plans to be a part of the fun next year for what is one of the biggest events in the Lake Cumberland area.  Also, be sure to check the calendar section of this site for all the other exciting events that will take place in Wayne County this summer.

Don’t forget the Wayne County Farmers’ Market.  It is now open on Saturdays in downtown Monticello from 8:00 a.m until approximately 12:oo p.m.  Be sure to get there early for the best deals and selections.  The market is located in the Judicial Center parking lot just off Columbia Avenue.  Be sure to visit every Saturday morning for the best in locally grown produce and more.  Just follow the signs on Hwy 90 and on Main Street in Monticello to reach the market.

Wayne County

Events

  • June 29, 2017 7:00 pmLake Cumberland Blues Society Thursday Night Jam
  • June 30, 2017 6:00 pmBurnside 6th Annual Independence Day Celebration
  • June 30, 2017 6:30 pmMurder Mystery Dinner Theater - "Offing Ferris Bueller"
  • July 1, 2017 8:00 amWayne County Farmers' Market
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