Department of Tourism
Cumberland Gap Named No. 1 Fall Trip by Southern Living Magazine
CUMBERLAND GAP, Ky. – The Cumberland Gap area of southeastern Kentucky was named the top fall destination in the southern U.S. by Southern Living magazine in its October 2008 edition.
In addition to brilliant foliage, Cumberland Gap -- one of Kentucky’s highest points -- shelters buildings from a long-gone settlement, along with an unparalleled view, the magazine reports in the featured story about the top three Southern destinations for fall travelers.
For more information, contact Cumberland Gap National Historical Park: U.S. 25E, P.O. Box 1848, Middlesboro, KY 40965; www.nps.gov/cuga or (606) 248-2817.
Southern Living also tapped Greenville, S.C. and Broken Bow, Ok. as the number two and number three fall destinations. The selection of three great autumn journeys is an annual feature in the October issue of Southern Living.
Also, Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville, about 15 miles north of Cumberland Gap and Middlesboro, Ky., was chosen by readers of the Middlesboro Daily News as the best spot to entertain out-of-town guests, the best dining atmosphere and the best place to play golf in the tri-state area of southeastern Kentucky, southwestern Virginia and northeastern Tennessee.
Along with other Kentucky resort parks, Pine Mountain is offering lodge rooms for $50 a night Sunday through Thursday with a coupon that’s available on the parks web site through Dec. 30, 2008.
For more information, contact Pine Mountain at 606-337-3066/ 800-325-1712 or visit
The Kentucky Department of Travel, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy