4 Burlington Things to Do for Couples

Burlington and surrounding areas offer couples the chance to enjoy nature at its best. Hiking and river cruising are some of the Burlington things to. BBOnline is glad to be your guide.
 
Middle Creek Park
5501 Middle Creek Road
Burlington, Kentucky 41005
(859) 334-2117
www.boonecountyky.org/parks/

If you think a park should just be beautiful scenery without the playgrounds and picnic shelters, this 230-acre park is for you. There are several miles of trails here for hiking and horseback riding. The trails, steep in places, call for experienced hikers. The shallow waters of Middle Creek which meanders through the par, tempt you to splash through the creek. Make sure both of you are suitably attired in long pants to avoid insect bites on the lushly wooded trails.  It's a great way to spend the day during your stay at a comfortable Burlington Bed and Breakfast.

Boone Cliffs State Nature Preserve
Middle Creek Road
Burlington, Kentucky 41005
(859) 259-9655
www.nature.org

Just a short scenic drive on Interstate 75 will lead you to this 74-acre nature preserve in the rich backwoods of Kentucky. From the summit of the cliffs, you can enjoy wonderful views of the forest on the valley floor. The hiking at the beginning of the trails is less demanding and ideal for all skill levels, but you do need moderate to advanced skills as you near the top of the cliffs. Bird watching is an option with more than 90 species in the area.

Less than two miles from this preserve is the geologically unique 106-acre Dinsmore Woods State Nature Preserve in the northern section of the Bluegrass Region, famed for its beauty. This is the only place in the state where you can see the enriching effects of retreating Pleistocene glaciers on the soil.

Hike a 1.7-mile trail (moderate level) that takes you through unspoiled maple-oak-ash forests. The preserve is known for its spring wildflower display. You'll see wood poppies, dwarf larkspur, trout lily and more. Notice the endangered running buffalo clover adjacent to the forest. Don't forget to add this romantic hike to your list of Burlington things to do.  

B B Riverboats Inc
101 Riverboat Row
Newport, Kentucky 41071
(800) 261-8586
www.bbriverboats.com

A dinner cruise is the ultimate in romance - watching the sunset hand in hand on the beautiful Ohio River, and then dancing and dining under the stars. It's a comfortable cruise as the top deck of the boat is enclosed and air-conditioned. You can even take the cruise from the downtown Covington Landing (12 miles from Burlington) in Madison Street. Newport is 13 miles from Burlington. A romantic cruise is never too far away from your Burlington Bed and Breakfast!

Drive through Historic Boone County
(859) 342-2665
www.boonecountyheritage.org

This area is a wonderful place for couples with its driving and walking tours, historic sites and restaurants. Your scenic drive on the Northern Boone County route begins after you cross the Ohio River via ferry and take Kentucky Route 8. On the way, you'll see magnificent views of the river and pass by several orchards and historic homes in Petersburg. The tour ends in Florence, five miles from Burlington. The Central Boone County Route takes you from Florence to Burlington and beyond to the charming town of Rabbit Hash and the beautiful byways nearby. So explore Boone County by car with your beloved. It's one of the best Burlington things to do from your local Burlington Inn.