OLD FRANKFORT PIKE was designated a NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY in 2021.

It is now a member of the Federal Highway's America’s Byways Collection.

 

Fifteen and a half miles of the Old Frankfort Pike passes through Woodford and Fayette counties between Frankfort and Lexington. The Lexington-Frankfort Scenic Corridor Inc., a nonprofit group working for preservation and conservation of this distinct area of the central Bluegrass for decades was responsible        for the nomination.

At the designation ceremony, Governonr Andy Beshear noted, “To be designated a National Scenic Byway or an All-American Road, a route must offer something unique in terms of its nature, history, culture, archaeology, or its recreational and scenic qualities. We appreciate that the Federal Highway Administration recognizes the exceptional nature of this roadway. The designation offers even more reasons for residents and visitors alike to visit and explore Kentucky."

 

Old Frankfort Pike presents a rare example of traditional, diversified agriculture thriving alongside the international equine industry in a landscape of rich soil and limestone springs. The 15.5 miles of designated byway features a canopy of hardwood trees, miles of dry-laid limestone rock fences, and passes through six National Register Historic Places Rural Historic Districts. It extends from the west at Duckers Station Road in Woodford County to east at Wolf Run Creek in Fayette County just outside of Lexington.

 

 

Corridor Managment Plan 

Old Frankfort Pike Corridor Management Plan (FINAL, October, 2013)
The Corridor Management Plan for the Old Frankfort Pike Historic and Scenic Byway is the guiding document for all activities along the historic byway (Amos 2013).
Old Frankfort Pike CMP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [15.5 MB]

Old Frankfort Pike.org is sponsored by the Lexington-Frankfort Scenic Corridor, Inc. (LFSC,Inc.) The LFSC is a local not-for-profit group focused on the long-term conservation, preservation, and enhancement of this area of Fayette and Woodford Counties, Kentucky. For information about any of our past, current or future activities, please contact us at one of the following emails. 

info@oldfrankfortpike.org

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