Looking for something to do outdoors?
Meade County lets visitors enjoy an iconic Kentucky experience — Like a Sunday drive on a winding road, past farms, and through the countryside. You can visit places where you can enjoy a great view, shop for a unique item, or enjoy one of our electric restaurants. From hiking a woodland trail to fishing, come walk, play or hike in beautiful Meade County!
Location: 75 Lawson Creek Road, Battletown
Directions: The park entrance is near the intersection of Lawson Park Road, which runs east from Battletown Road, KY 228
Battletown Community Park is a fun, safe place for picnicking and for children to play. The park 4.2 acre park is equipped with a kitchen and is a great venue for special events such as family reunions, birthday parties, weddings, community meetings, etc. The park has a softball field, basketball court and playground equipment.
Brandenburg Riverfront Park
Directions: The entrance to the park is at the foot of Main Street
Brandenburg Riverfront Park’s 15 acres span the width of the downtown area, and offer an unparalleled view of the scenic Ohio River, the graceful Matthew Welch Bridge that crosses the river and the scenic, wooded Indiana shoreline on the opposite side. The park offers a playground for the children, a checkers/chess table, picnic pavilions, bandstand, amphitheater, soccer fields, a river walk and more. Counting the barges on the passing towboats helps makes for a relaxing afternoon, and weekend concerts make this a venue with something for everyone.
Buttermilk Falls Trails
Directions: The entrance to the trail is located at Riverfront Park in Brandenburg.
Phone: 270-422 3626
Buttermilk Falls Trail offers a variety of trails perfect for running, walking, biking or just relaxing among the sycamore trees. Spring wildflowers, ferns and birdwatching are favorite pastimes among the picnic tables and benches positioned along the route.
Phone: The entrance is on KY 448 (Broadway) just east of St. John The Apostle Church at 515 Broadway.
Dedicated to the memory of Dianna Marie Powers, this playground offers the opportunity for children play at the well equipped playground. It offers recreational equipment such as the seesaw, merry-go-round, swing set, slides, jungle gym, and chin-up bars. This playground will offer hours of recreation and enjoyment.
Flaherty Community Park
Directions: The entrance the park is on Community Park Road, which runs south from the KY 1600 (St. Martin Road), and is located just three quarters of a mile west from the 1600 – KY 144 (Flaherty Road) intersection.
This 8 acre park features four ball fields and two picnic pavilions in a beautiful and peaceful rural environment
John Hunt Morgan Trail
In July of alternate years, Civil War Days at Riverfront Park features a re-enactment of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Great Raid of 1863. And during Christmas By The river, which begins Thanksgiving weekend and runs through New Year’s Day, the park is the site of some 100 holiday light displays illuminated by an estimated 250,000 bulbs. From dusk to midnight each night, visitors view the displays as they either walk or drive through the park.
Meade Olin Park
Directions: Olin Road, just east of the intersection with Brandenburg Road, KY 448.
This 75 acre park offers picnic tables, pavilions, soccer field, two baseball fields, five softball fields, two basketball courts, children’s playground, mountain bike pump track, restrooms and locker rooms. Another feature of the park is the increasingly popular 18-hole disc golf course.
Wolf Creek Park
Location: Wolf Creek
Directions: The boat ramp is at the foot of Rick Stansbury Street, which runs northwest from Wolf Creek Road, KY 228.
This 7 acre park features a boat ramp.
YMCA Camp Piomingo
Location: 1950 Otter Creek Park Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108
Directions: KY-1638 approximately 4 miles west of Dixie Hwy, U.S. 31W
The Camp offers an overnight summer camp, rental cabins for schools and weekend groups, English instruction for horseback riding, day and overnight adventure programs for schools and youth groups and food service for day and overnight events.
Bruners Farm & Winery
Location: 650 Midway Rd, Guston, KY 40142, USA
Feel Free to bring snacks!! We also have local Pizza places that can deliver out here while you’re hanging out. Barn capacity is around 125 persons.
Our barn is the perfect setting to make your special day romantically yours. The unique rustic charm and relaxed elegance that only Bruners Barn can offer makes it an ideal setting for an intimate wedding and reception. Bruners Barn is a 2 story venue with 2,000 square feet on the first floor and 1300 square feet in the loft. The loft has a 12’ x 12’ deck on the outside of the barn and boasts 15’ ceilings on the inside.
The first floor is complete with men’s and woman’s rest room (both are ADA compliant) as well as a cash bar serving wine and beer. Both floors are fully air conditioned for you and your guests comfort. Outside we have 16’ x 36’ patio that is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony and several scenic areas for photo’s.
Clothesline of Quilts
Take a drive along the country roads of Meade County and see how many of the 55 quilt blocks you can spot painted on the sides of county barns. This multi-county project, begun to preserve a valued cultural heritage of the region, began in Ohio a few years ago. Now hundreds of these beautifully pained quilt blocks can be found throughout Kentucky
Location: 1041 Old Ekron Rd., Brandenburg
Directions: The farmers’ market is located near the intersection of East Broadway, KY 448, and Old Ekron Road.
An outlet for Meade County farmer’s and the surrounding areas to sell the foods they grow and the farm based goods they make. The Market operates at the Meade County Extension Office on Old Ekron Rd. in Brandenburg on Tuesday from 1-5 and Saturday from 8-12, mid-May through October.
Roberts Family Farm
Location: 125 Kennedy Road, Guston, KY 40142
Directions: Brandenburg: Take Hwy 710 four miles to stop sign. Go exactly one mile straight toward Guston and turn right onto Kennedy and it will be first drive on the left.
Seeing a working farm is something the entire family can enjoy. The Roberts Family Farm, located on 57 scenic acres in southern Meade County, is a great example of the “agritourism” trend that has been sweeping our region over the past several years. Attractions feature a corn maze, horse or tractor drawn hayrides to a pumpkin patch and an animal petting area. Pick blackberries, take part in the Miss Fall Harvest Pageant, shop at an authentic country store that sells pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, honey, local wood crafts and Rhonda Roberts’ own award winning homemade blackberry jam. It’s an experience everyone will enjoy, and especially young people, who will see firsthand what fertile land and hard working people can provide.
Doe Valley Golf Club
Location: On Kentucky 1638 between Brandenburg and Muldraugh, within easy driving distance of Louisville, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, and Bardstown in Kentucky, and Corydon, Jeffersonville, and New Albany in Indiana
Address: 540 Valley Green Road Brandenburg, KY 40108
Semi-public Doe Valley offers an 18-hole course, with three ponds, more than 30 bunkers, and fairways lined with trees. While they play this course that’s amid a forest in scenic Meade County, golfers may encounter deer grazing nearby, rabbits nibbling on the turf, and perhaps even the local flock of wild turkeys. Doe Valley offers all the amenities – a pro shop, putting green, golf lessons, snack-bar restaurant, and a variety of golfing opportunities.
Meade Activity Center
Address: 493 Lawrence St, Brandenburg KY 40108
Phone: 270 422-2227
The Meade Activity Center is a not-for-profit organization that is open to the public. The MAC offers River Trace Golf, a nine-hole course that also contains a pro shop, putting green, and the only driving range in Meade County. In addition, the center houses 2 outdoor pools with diving board and slide, tennis courts, and sand volleyball for members and guests to access. Seasonally, the MAC offers various programs to youth and adults including: youth sports, summer camps, swim lessons, gymnastics, cheerleading, after-school programming, yoga, zumba, and kickboxing.
Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area
Location: 850 Otter Creek Park Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108
Directions: KY-1638 approximately 4 miles west of Dixie Hwy, U.S. 31W
Daily Access Fee: $3 for those 12 and older. Under 12 admitted free.
Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area is one of the treasures of Meade County. Now being run by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Otter Creek’s 2,155 acres offer an abundance of outdoor experiences. The recreation area is located approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Louisville along the Ohio River in Meade County, Kentucky. It is accessible from Dixie Highway, just 14 miles south of the Gene Snyder Freeway. Otter Creek offers an array of activities, including picnicking, hunting, fishing, fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, shooting ranges, camping and more. Campground is open with RV and primitive sites and 4 cabins available. Trout Catch and Release Season October 1-March 31
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Experience
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, administered by the National Park Service, is more than 4,900 miles long, traversing sixteen states and many tribal lands, along the historic route of the expedition. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail was designated by Congress to commemorate the 1804 to 1806 Corps of Discovery expedition through the identification; protection; interpretation; public use and enjoyment; and preservation of historic, cultural, and natural resources associated with the expedition and its place in U.S. and tribal history.
Through exhaustive research, Meade County has been adopted into the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. You can learn more about how we offer culture and adventure in an outdoor setting for all travelers moving along The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail by clicking here.