Located just south of Lexington, KY, ​Berea is home to a thriving population of weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors and musicians. The story of Berea’s artisan community is interwoven with the historic Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea has a longstanding tradition of diversity, social justice, environmental responsibility and community service. Both college and town are committed to the practice of sustainability and conservation.

​Take a beautiful hike through the nature preserve area dedicated to former Berea College President, John B. Stephenson. read more >
Originally published by Taste of Home Magazine. Written by Nancy Mock The Best Bagel Shop in Every State Whether in your own neighborhood or hitting the road, we’ve tracked down the 50 best bagel shops, so you can always have your nosh. Kentucky Native Bagel Company, Berea The owners of Native Bagel Company gained a loyal following selling their hand-rolled... read more >