Meade County highlights everything that’s great about rural living, but with all the benefits and amenities offered by larger urban settings. We offer history, entertainment, scenery and culture. From Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area’s walking trails, fly fishing for trout and scenic views of the Ohio River, to eclectic restaurants and a grand bed and breakfast, from hiking a woodland trail to a bluegrass concert at Riverfront Park, from a morning of antique shopping to an afternoon on a perfectly groomed golf course, from an old fashioned country fair to a classic car show. It’s music, arts, the outdoors and more. Meade County offers an abundance of fun just waiting to be sampled. Looking for something to do outdoors? Come run, walk or hike our wonderful trails in Meade County.
Meade County lets visitors enjoy an iconic Kentucky experience — Like a Sunday drive on a winding country road, past farms and through villages. You can visit places like Otter Creek, where you might enjoy a great view, take a dip in a country stream or treat the family to an old fashioned picnic. Or explore the shops, explore Riverfront Park and eat at the historic jail, now a pizza parlor complete with prison cells. If its sports you’re looking for, you can play golf, boat, hike or take in a softball game at a modern sports complex.
For those who love hunting and fishing, Meade County ranks among the best areas in the state for these activities. With three major preservation areas surrounding the county, to include Fort Knox, the Yellow bank Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area — Not to mention the Ohio river and pay lakes, abundant with its wide variety of game fish, including Catfish, Bass, Sauger and more. So if sparkling waters, pristine woodlands, clean fresh air and clear blue skies are something you long for, look no further. And just because you’re leaving the city behind, doesn’t mean you leave luxury behind. Meade County features plenty of motels and well equipped camping venues.
John Hunt Morgan Trail
Hike along the route taken by General John Hunt Morgan and his men in 1863 as they dashed across Meade County on their way to Indiana and Ohio, when he led his troops down the main street of Brandenburg and began ferrying men and supplies across the river. See where two steamboats ferried more than 2,200 men and their horses across the Ohio River for 16 hours while being fired on by the home guard from Corydon, Indiana.
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
Roberts Family Farm
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.
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 Saturaday from 8-12, mid-May through October.
Meade Activity Center
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.
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.
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. Weddings 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.
YMCA Camp Piomingo
Location: 1950 Otter Creek Park Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108
Web Address: www.ymcacamppiomingo.org
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 foodservice for day and overnight events.
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.
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, restrooms and locker rooms. Another feature of the park is the increasingly popular 18-hole disc golf course.
Nana Junes Diner
Located in: Irvington Auto Parts Address: 317 US-60, Irvington, KY 40146
Is the very laid-back establishment where you can enjoy home-cooked meals hamburgers meatloaf coleslaw and fried chicken the business is ran and on my family local people and the environment is very friendly and family oriented
Green Valley Restaurant
503 E Hwy 60 Irvington, KY 40146
Good home cooking
Plenty of parking , on gravel parking lot
Buffet on certain days
Great customer service
Smoking still allowed inside restaurant
The Daily Grind Coffee Shop and Deli
Address: 231 Main St #101, Brandenburg, KY 40108
Located in downtown Brandenburg you can dining and experience the history of Meade County Kentucky “Bringing fresh locally roasted Sunergos coffee, breakfast items, pastries, and deli sandwiches to Brandenburg’s historic downtown riverfront in a warm and welcoming environment. Veteran owned and operated. Our menu and online ordering can be done at dgcoffee. square. site”
The Locals – A Mobile Eatery
#1 location for down-home BBQ
We hope you’re hungry when you arrive, because you can expect a delicious meal with generous portions, delectable southern sides and mouthwatering ribs and BBQ you are sure to love! Doc’s BBQ Smokeshack has the best BBQ and homemade sides in Meade and Hardin area!
Come by and let us be your new favorite restaurant. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!