Tucked in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky is a majestic and beautiful area known as the Big Sandy Valley. The area is known for its abundance of outdoor activities, beautiful fall foliage, and a wonderful place to raise a family. The area is home to four beautiful state parks incuding Jenny Wiley State Park, Paintsville Lake State Park, Yatesville Lake State Park and Fishtrap Lake State Park. Nestled in these mountains you will find the cities of Pikeville, Prestonsburg, and Paintsville. All are great places to live, work, and enjoy a serene lifestyle. If you enjoy the arts and crafts community, you will love the Big Sandy Valley. You can enjoy shows at the Mountain Arts Center, the Jenny Wiley Theatre, or the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center. A couple of the largest festivals in the state include Hillbilly Days and the Kentucky Apple Festival; and they occur here in the heart of the mountains. Adventures such as white water rafting, canoeing, boating, fishing, rock climbing, camping, and ATV riding are all in the Big Sandy Valley. Some of the best schools in the state are located in the area. Here, the people are friendly, the pace a little slower, and there are lots of adventure. The only thing missing is you and your family. Live, work, and play in the Big Sandy area of eastern Kentucky.