The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, has always been high on my bucket list of places to see. Being 5 hours driving time from the Village, knew this was my moment. Growing up down the street from the first Shaker community in formerly Watervliet, NY, I have studied, visited almost all communities, and been intrigued with this sect. If you are as well recommend Ken Burns documentary, it is done to perfection.
The trek from home base North Carolina through the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains was beyond words, however, with the treacherous mountain roads, few pull offs, and narrow shoulders no pictures could be taken without risking life or limb. Just have to take my word for it and experience it yourself.
First stop, the Kentucky Visitor Center near Lexington.
While the Visitor Center was unmanned at this time, there were plenty of clean bathrooms, and some free literature available in the Center.
Nice touch if you have a free moment to rock and relax..
Outside the Center were covered picnic areas, places to walk pets, and ample parking. Was shocked to find so many families traveling during Pandemic time. As a health care professional grateful to see all masked and distancing.
Next… Lexington impressions, the Mary Todd Lincoln childhood home, and The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky..
Read on and Stay tuned.