Lake Cumberland | Kentucky
Enjoying All Lake Cumberland Has to Offer– “The Houseboat Capital of the World”
Each year, millions of visitors come from across the eastern U.S. to enjoy the rugged beauty of the Lake Cumberland area's 63,000 surface acres and 1,255 miles of wooded shoreline. If you delight in soaking up the sun in a secluded cove, entertaining friends on a houseboat or an open air pontoon boat, tubing with your ski boat or skimming around a wooded point on a jet ski, you will find a wonderful spot on Kentucky's third largest lake to do just that. And if you're in the mood to hit the links or take a scenic nature walk on a hiking trail, trust us - you're vacationing in the right place.
Much More to See and Do
While vacationers come from across the eastern U.S. to rent a houseboat, boat, ski, swim or otherwise enjoy one of the most beautiful and relaxing lakes in America, there's much more to see and do. Spend an afternoon or evening at Somernites Cruise in downtown Somerset. Take in a popular movie at area cinemas or spend an evening at an old-fashioned drive-in theater - one of the last in America. Explore the Mill Springs Battlefield Museum or visit one of two local vineyards for a wine tasting.
Find Your Place On or Off the Water
Swim in an indoor pool in a national chain motel or enjoy local cuisine at area bed and breakfasts. Rough it in a rustic cabin or bask in the luxuries of a resort with lake access. Whatever your lodging preference, there are more than 1,200 rooms available in Pulaski County and that number grows practically every season.
Lake Cumberland's Shopping Hub
Somerset is a regional shopping hub featuring a 30-store mall and five shopping centers, plus numerous local stores and shops that offer an almost unlimited range of merchandise or gifts. More than 10 antique shopping adventures are a short drive from the lake and local accommodations. The largest antique mall has more than 150 booths with dealers from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. A wide variety of antiques and collectibles - furniture, glassware, primitives, Victorian, books, records, clocks, lamps and much more - await your discovery.
Savor Lake Cumberland
Almost any taste can be satisfied at Somerset and Burnside area restaurants. Before heading back home, don’t forget to try some local cuisine including seafood, steak, barbecue and fried apple pies. We invite you to visit our local farmer’s markets (in-season) and take a little bit of Somerset and Pulaski County home with you. Three vineyards, Haney’s Appledale Farm and four local farmers markets are located within a short drive of downtown Somerset.