Explore the cool Kentucky River Palisades by riverboat, kayak or foot. Shaker Landing provides one of the few public access points to the sweeping Kentucky River Palisades, with steep, scenic gorges and limestone outcroppings that stretch for miles.
The Kentucky River was a source of livelihood for the Pleasant Hill Shakers. Regular Shaker trading expeditions ventured as far as New Orleans selling garden seeds, brooms, preserves, cattle and hogs. The same landing used by the Shakers is now the launching point of the Dixie Belle, Shaker Village’s 115-passenger paddlewheeler.
Hike an old roadbed built by the Shakers in 1826 or drive the scenic road to Shaker Landing. The 400-foot descent will take you through rock formations between 400 and 450 million years old. Along the river’s edge, find river bottom hardwoods, spring waterfalls and the sheer vertical cliffs of the Palisades.