Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Outdoors enthusiasts will find entertainment on Buckhorn Lake with activities including swimming, fishing, hiking, tennis and volleyball. This serene park sits on a mountain lake located in the Red Bird Purchase of the Daniel Boone National Forest. You can enjoy the picnic shelters, playground, miniature golf course, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, lodge, boating and rentals. Waterskiing and jet skis are allowed on the lake. More info...
Buckhorn Lake Area Presbyterian Church Log Cathedral
Built in 1928, this majestic Cathedral was constructed of white oak from the surrounding mountains. It is one of only three remaining buildings of the Witherspoon College campus and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cathedral features a Hook & Hasting pipe organ as well. Free tours are available by request 9am-5:00pm daily. Call 606-398-7382..
Mother goose House
The Mother Goose Building in Hazard is a monument to the imagination and creative genius of George Stacy. Stacy started working on the house in 1935 using a goose skeleton to build the home to scale. The house was completed in 1940 and contains rocks from many US states and Canada. To this day the Goose continues to attract attention worldwide. It’s been featured in the New York Times, on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and on Home and Garden Television’s “Extreme Homes.”
3423 North Main St., Hazard
3430 North Main St., Hazard
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1809 North Main St. Hazard
Moose Creek Quilts
– 740 Hull School Road
– 181 Lower Second Creek Road, Call 606-439-0305 for days/hours open
Jac-Lin’s Uncommon Goods
2108 North Main Street,
Smith’s Woods & Water
3936 North Kentucky HWY 15
Off the Beaten Path
Holliday Farm & Garden
This Perry County farm is a fantastic place to purchase fresh produce including pumpkins, Indian corn, and mums in the fall. Tours of the farm, which features goats, pigs and cattle, can be arranged for groups. Be sure to attend the Farm’s annual Family Fun Days for families to relax the way it used to be. No electronic games nor air-conditioning. See cows, pigs, goats, and their farm dog; sit on the grass or take a turn at porch sitting; watch children paint a pumpkin masterpiece. Stroll through stalks of corn, walk around the garden, enjoy a cool cup of lemonade, talk with friends and family, and just enjoy being outside for awhile. No admission or parking charge. Free Hay Rides. Small size Corn Maze.
606-378-2131 • 238 Willie Fay Dr., Hazard, KY 41701
Large two-story log cabin built in 1930, community center and scenic grounds.
Leatherwood Recreation Area
The Leatherwood Recreation area is located near the small community of Saul, Kentucky. This campground is open year around. The Leatherwood Recreation Area offers one reservable day use picnic shelter. Electric and water are not available. 606-398-7251
Leatherwood Memorial Park and Recreation Area and
Brashearville/ Battle of Leatherwood Site
526 Blue Goose Hollow Rd., Cornettsville, KY 41731
Civil War re-enactment held the 4th weekend in October, includes a reconstructed community. The park features a walking track, pony league ball field, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a picnic shelter.
Bobby Davis Memorial Park & Museum
Mr. Lawrence O. Davis created a “living memorial” for his son, Bobby Davis, and the other young men from Perry County who lost their lives in World War II. The museum houses local history exhibits, library and archives containing photographs, historical documents, oral history tapes, artifact collections and a gift shop. A peaceful waterfall, constructed by the City of Hazard, graces the plaza in front of the building. The county 4H council maintains an herb garden in the park, which along with benches and tables contributes to the park’s serene atmosphere. Admission is free.
City of Hazard Parks & Recreation
Bobby Davis, Pavilion, Lothair Park, City Basketball Courts, Peoples Park
Hillside Theater is conveniently located inside the city limits and is a great place to watch the latest movies.
North Main St., Hazard, KY 41701
During the fall of 2008 two Girl Scouts, Tyra Lamb and Lauren Little, of Girl Scout Troop 316, attended the Pathfinder's board meeting in order to suggest a collaboration to develop a peace garden next to Main Street in downtown Hazard near the North Fork of the Kentucky River. The Pathfinders believed that such a garden would be ideally suited to serve as the central point of interest along the walking and biking path that would be built along the river. Learn more...
Perry County Park
606-439-1816. 354 Perry Park Rd., Hazard, KY 41701
Swimming, miniature golf, tennis, basketball, walking track, outdoor stage, skate park, horse riding ring, picnic shelters and playground. There are several newly designed walking trails at the Park. Shelters and Log Cabin can be reserved for events. Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday May through October.