Whether you have a flair for antique shopping or feel the need for speed on the water, Kentucky Lake offers entertainment for both the young and old and the adventurous and the calm. Pack up the family, find a great Kentucky Lake vacation rental, and head out for activities to keep your entire crew smiling while making memories that are meant to last.

1. Water Skiing

Strap on your water skis, secure your life jacket and ride through the refreshing waters of Kentucky Lake. Ride along on a raft, too, so you can double up on the fun and the riders. After riding along the 160,000 surface acres of this expansive lake, take a break with a picnic lunch on one of the shorelines that cover up to 2,300 miles.

2. Visit a Museum

Celebrate the culture around Kentucky Lake by taking the family to one of the renowned local museums. Treat the history buff in your family to a day at the Lyon County Museum to see maps, exhibits and murals. Spend a day at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center to admire the marble floors and staircases.

3. Roller Skating

Test your balance and your level of excitement when taking a whirl around a skating rink located near Kentucky Lake. Slip on your skates and show off your skills as you glide around the rink grooving to the music under the disco ball. A day of rolling with the family may be just what you need.

4. Fishing

Get your rest and relaxation in with a day of fishing with the family. As the mainstream reservoir for the Tennessee River, Kentucky Lake is rich with beauty and plenty of bluegill and panfish. Let the little ones feed the bass while you sit back and cast your reel from the shoreline.

5. Boating

Enjoy a leisure day on the water when renting a pontoon boat from a local marina. Get your motor running if you feel the need for speed when choosing a speed boat to crash through the wakes of Kentucky Lake. Cruise the lake and soak up the sun to enjoy the best of what Kentucky has to offer.

6. Antique Shopping

Find your own little treasure when venturing to Hazel, just minutes from Kentucky Lake. This historic town features 60,000 square feet of malls and antique stores with unique gifts from 500 dealers. Select a souvenir to take home with you or a must-have antique to accent your home’s style.

7. Miniature Golf

Spotlight your skills on the golf course, but at a level the entire family can enjoy when venturing to Gilbertsville or Grand Rivers to play miniature golf. Hit a hole in one and celebrate with an ice cream or candy treat at one of the many miniature golf centers near Kentucky Lake.

8. Catch a Live Show

Sing and dance as a family when attending a live show at one of the famous Opry houses Kentucky has to offer. From country music and bluegrass tunes to rock and roll, the sounds and sights from the local variety shows are plays in the park are ideal for families with varying tastes in music.

9. Ride a Roller Coaster

Opt for a thrilling adventure when visiting one of the amusement parks near Kentucky Lake. Get wet and wild at the waterpark while slipping and sliding or take a roller coaster ride for an adrenaline boost. Kentucky Lake amusement parks offer family fun for everyone.

10. Jet Ski

Make a day on the lake an adventure when renting jet skis. Imagine the wind blowing in your hair and the water tickling your toes as you view the lush green shoreline while riding on Kentucky Lake. Local marinas offer group deals on jet skis so the entire family can join in the fun.