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Manchester, Kentucky, is a little mountain town with a lot of heart and history. Today there are other ways around the creeks, but the swinging bridges remain as a tribute to the heritage and natural history of the region. Visit Manchester and discover almost miles of creeks that are perfect for paddling, floating, fishing, or just relaxing. You can also bike or hike over forested ridge lines and through deep valleys, or camp out under the stars.
Collectively, these three waterways provide almost a hundred miles of mostly flat water canoeing, fishing, and kayaking. Enjoy the snaking turns of the Goose Creek River just south of town through more than 30 miles of river scenery. The South Fork River also provides more than 20 miles of flat water, so grab a tube and spend the day lazily floating along. Some of the most peaceful fishing around is at Bert T.
Combs Park and Lake. A non-motorized policy allows you to fully soak up some serenity and solitude. Manchester has plenty of hiking and biking trails to explore. It passes the Red Bird Petroglyphs, goes by downtown Manchester, and ends near the Goose Creek Salt Works, a re-creation of the old pioneer village and salt works from the late 's. Grab your mountain bike and take off to the Redbird Crest Trail System , where more than miles of trails run along the ridges and through the valleys of pristine eastern Kentucky woodlands. Hiking, horseback riding, and ATV's are all permitted, so keep an eye out for other users.
The Redbird Wildlife Management Area is adjacent to the trail system, with 25 more miles of hiking-only trails. As you hike, listen for birds and keep an eye out for deer and wild turkeys. The swinging bridges of Manchester are a historical oddity. During times of flooding, they were often the only way to cross over the many waterways and creeks of Clay County. The bridges are based off of early Inca bridges—simple structures anchored on either side of the river, causing them to sway as you walk over them.
There are dozens of unmarked bridges over the Red Bird River and Sextons Creek, so spend the afternoon exploring unmarked ro to find old, weathered bridges hidden by overgrown forest, imagining what it was like for early pioneers to walk these bridges as their only way of travel! Downtown Manchester has a historical, small-town vibe, with a few local eateries worth checking out. To caffeinate and fuel up for the day, visit the Axis Coffee Shop and Gathering Place and the friendly staff serving craft coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and muffins. For lunch, grab a wrap, a cup of soup or a fresh sandwich, and cool off on a hot day with a couple scoops of ice cream in a waffle cone.
Combs Lake. Explore the Swinging Bridges The swinging bridges of Manchester are a historical oddity. Originally written by RootsRated for Kentucky Tourism.Swinging in manchester
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