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Take A Scenic Drive To Valley View Ferry - KY 169 - Tates Creek Rd - Kentucky

 The most fun way to drive to Lexington KY from Richmond KY is to take KY 169 (Tates Creek Rd) to Valley View and ride the famous ferry across the Kentucky River.

Every creek in Kentucky has a road beside it. Well... not all, but most of them do.

Kentucky is second behind Alaska for the state with the most waterways. How did the roads develop? I have to wonder if they first had Indians and settlers walking along them to get to the next settlement.

The paths became wider over time with wagons and carriages. Later were paved in asphalt to become our modern day roads.

One of my favorite ones is Tates Creek Road between Richmond and Lexington.

The trees are a green tunnel that has a leafy ceiling in the spring and summer. Later in the fall turns into a multi-color petals that swirl around your car as you drive through.

Valley View Ferry Richmond KY

What is wonderful about Tates Creek Road is that it stops at the Kentucky River at a little place called Valley View. To get across the river you will need to drive your car aboard a ferry that holds 3 cars.

The Valley View Ferrywas established in 1792 and now owned by the state. It is the oldest continuous business in Kentucky. It's free of charge to use. 

 

Valley View Ferry Richmond KY

Valley View Ferry Richmond KY

Last Christmas, I surprised the captain with a pretty wrapped box of chocolate truffles. I'm sure he will remember me the next time I drive across. He probably thinks I was the only paying customer last year!

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I'm always amazed how beautiful it is here in Madison County.I feel a sense of pride in showing out-of-towners around before they purchase property. Just sharing a bit of paradise is fun! 

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