Winding mountain roads feature family farms, roadside stands, small country stores, hilltop cemeteries, historic weathered barns and swinging bridges.
A hamlet, or unincorporated community, is a small settlement in a rural area.
These historic gems are home to early structures, unbridled natural beauty, wildlife, family businesses and farms, and the people who have preserved the customs of their ancestors.
The trail itself follows the route of the Warrior's Path, one of the most historically significant trails in American History.
Created by buffalo searching for salt deposits, the route was used for countless years by Indians traveling between the Smoky Mountains in the south and the wilderness north of the Ohio River.
Men would mix cement and haul river gravel and timbers from local farms.
Many of these historic relics of Appalachian history still tower over Goose Creek, Red Bird and the South Fork rivers.These suspension footbridges are often called swinging bridges because the bridge sways beneath your feet as you walk across.They are also referred to as rope bridges due to their historical origin based on the ancient Inca rope bridge.Discover Appalachia off the beaten trail in wonderfully wild, breathtakingly beautiful Oneida, Ky.Home to the world renowned Oneida Baptist Institute and Monkey Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary & Vacation Cabins, Goose Creek and the Red Bird River confluence here to form the South Fork of the Kentucky River.The town has an old-fashioned, "real town" feel about it, but is also graced with handsome, modern structures on all sides.