Enjoy a scenic walk along Goose Creek on the River Walk Trail. Pass by the Manchester Goose Creek Swinging Bridge, or enjoy an exciting diversion by crossing this fascinating relic of Appalachian heritage.
Lovingly restored, this footbridge leads to the historic village of Downtown Manchester featuring in early Kentucky history.
The trail itself follows the route of the Warrior's Path, one of the most historically significant trails in American History.
Created by buffalo searching for salt deposits, the route was used for countless years by Indians traveling between the Smoky Mountains in the south and the wilderness north of the Ohio River.
Come explore the beautiful Appalachian mountains, Daniel Boone National Forest and the Bert T. In some remote areas of Clay County, this is still true today.Heritage Pavilion and Goose Salt Works contain interpretive signs outlining the county's history.An ongoing mural project depicts the county's rich Appalachian heritage, visitors can brave the Goose Creek Swinging Bridge and a community folk-life theater, Monkey Dumplin's, empowers individuals to capture and tell their family stories.These suspension footbridges are often called swinging bridges because the bridge sways beneath your feet as you walk across.They are also referred to as rope bridges due to their historical origin based on the ancient Inca rope bridge.