Kentucky is full of adventures, from exploring caves to hiking through the Appalachian Mountains, to house boating one of the state’s many lakes. Kentucky is a state where you can find adventure no matter the season, but fall is a special time to explore our diverse state and its natural beauty. With over half of our state covered by forest, there are plenty of places to catch fall colors. If you need help deciding where to watch the seasons change this year, we have you covered.
Ziplining at Red River Gorge
Located outside of Lexington, Red River Gorge is one of the most popular places to view fall colors in Kentucky. The park has numerous activities including climbing, kayaking, and ziplining. There are numerous hiking trails that let you take in nature’s glory as you pass natural sandstone arches, dense forests, and wildlife. If you are looking for a place to camp they offer rustic cabins and treehouses with spectacular views of the forest. What better way to view the fall leaves than by zooming across the tops of them on one of the 5 different zip lines. If you are really brave, you can check out the underground kayaking adventure and haunted mine.
Go Hiking at Grayson State Park
Located on the eastern side of the state is one of Kentucky’s hidden treasures, Grayson State Park. Grayson Lake itself is 1,512-acres teeming with largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. What makes this park unique is the sheer sandstone cliffs that surround the lake. Above the cliffs, the forest looms over you as you paddle through the placid waters. What better way to enjoy the fall colors than from a kayak? For a unique adventure, we recommend the hiking trails such as the 8-mile Beech-Hemlock Forest Trail which is an opportunity to see the wide range of flora and fauna the park has to offer.
Visit Lexington Cemetery
Cemeteries may not be on the top of your list when you think about places to view fall colors but Lexington Cemetery has been attracting tourists for decades. The park is more than just a final resting place, it’s also a nationally acclaimed arboretum with over 200 species of trees that burst with color in the fall. Most notable are the flowering dogwoods, willows, and pink weeping cherries. The cemetery even puts on fall tours so you can enjoy all the park has to offer.
Go Boating At Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Lake Cumberland is known nationwide as the Houseboat Capital of the World. It must be true since they also have the largest fleet of rental houseboats in the United States. The centerpiece of the park is the 63-room Lure Lodge which offers breathtaking views over Lake Cumberland. Fall colors can be enjoyed on many of the hiking trails which are popular for walking, biking, and horseback riding. With over 1,255 miles of shoreline and over 65,530 acres to explore, you will never be bored at Lake Cumberland.
Take A Drive Through Horse Country
If you are in the Lexington area then you should take a drive through horse country. This is one of the most scenic and relaxing drives you will find here in Kentucky. Old Frankfort Pike was originally a toll road between Lexington and Frankfort. Now, this historic road is lined with colorful trees, rolling hills, and plenty of horse farms. Driving down Versailles Road will take you by old farms, beautiful thoroughbreds, and plenty of places to stop for a souvenir or bite to eat.
Get Help For Your Fall Chores
A fall outing is a great way to see all your state has to offer while creating memories with the people you love. Visiting all of these outdoor spaces in Kentucky might bring you some inspiring ideas for your own landscapes. Whether it’s lawn maintenance or installing an outdoor fire pit, let the professionals at 2yardPros help you out. We can design and build custom landscaping features to fit our client’s needs.
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