Welcome to Garrard County, a growing but still country-friendly community of 17,000 that remembers and celebrates its rich pioneer history and cultural heritage. Garrard County is located in Central Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass Region, south of Lexington, on Highway 27. Lancaster, population 4,300, is the county seat; 30 miles from Lexington.


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(Updated April 20, 2012)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Barn Quilt Trail

Follow the Kentucky Heritage Landmark Corridor Quilt Trail as it winds through our historical county seat of Lancaster and over our beautiful country roads.

"The Kentucky Heritage Landmark Corridor Quilt Trail provides an opportunity to enjoy the scenic, rural landscape of the area while exploring its history and heritage. You will travel through breathtaking terrain spotted by rolling farmlands and quaint National Register towns. Stop and marvel at the beautiful, vivid quilt squares, each with a different story—some on barns, some on downtown buildings or some free-standing.

"While traveling the trail, explore the numerous attractions of the area. Experience Pioneer, Revolutionary War and Civil War history. Marvel at the steep limestone cliffs and rugged canyons created millions of years ago by the flow of the Kentucky River Find that special, unique handcrafted gift to take back home. Visit the nation’s first commercial vineyard where you can see the original vines from 1794. Sample some of Kentucky’s finest gourmet and “down-home” cooking and get comfy in one of our beautiful bed and breakfasts.

"The trail goes through five counties—Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Jessamine and Lincoln—in the south-central region of Kentucky. These counties, with support from Tour Southeastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY), a regional tourism initiative, welcome you and wish you happy trails through this scenic historic area." http://kyheritagequilttrail.com/about

For complete information about the trail that goes through Garrard County, visit: http://kyheritagequilttrail.com/trail/garrard

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Remember the PLSC Spinners, Flies & Lures Workshop June 20th?

Well, the workshop was a sucess and here are some happy participants holding up their catch...

The Paint Lick Sportsmans Club holds well planned workshops and events throughout the year. Please check back often to view their current schedule and to see what you might be interested in.

Location: Paint Lick Sportsmans Club, 52 Hammock Alley, Paint Lick
Information concerning up-coming workshops and events: 859-619-0334

Tree House Dining

Eating in Nina Ridge Country Store's back dining room is like being in a tree house...

My friend Deborah Messenger and I recently enjoyed dining at Nina Ridge Country Store. Deborah had ham, pototoes and cooked cabbage and I had "my usual" hamburger and spicy fries. (Freda's a great cook and there's always a variety of dishes but I LOVE those spicy fries!)
View from our window: top of giant American Chestnut tree and holler below.

Directions to Nina Ridge Country Store and pictures from inside the main dining room are on our blog under Catagories: Restaurants, Nina Ridge Country Store.