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The unusually warm weather and dry conditions may have kept us from having the spectacular "peak" fall display that we wanted, but there are still plenty of beautiful reds, or...
"Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." William Cullen Bryant
What a difference a few days can make! The Fall color show is likely at peak this week at John James Audubon State Park. Our majestic Sugar Maples have burst in...
Will the peek color every show ?   Some trees have lost their leaves , some have not . But yet one can still ponder into the forest and see various colors . Temperatures ...
As I left the city, I noticed a difference in fall color.  In the city, there were more maples and trees with showy reds and oranges.  As I went into a nearby rural ...
Love how the Autumn sunset is peeking through the Queen Anne's Lace. Shorter days and cooler nights will bring frost soon. Get out and enjoy while you can.  It's Fall in ...
We just can't help but "fall" in love with these miniature fainting goats enjoying the Autumn weather.  In Kentucky, it's all about Fall Ya'll and... butting heads with a...
Summer seemed to last forever this year in south central Kentucky. Then when the thermometers still proclaimed 80 degrees and more, autumn sneaked in. And it is as glorious as...
Autumn at Hidden River Cave in downtown Horse Cave is a time when the leaves silently fall around the entrance to the labyrinth where the river rushes. Always 58 degrees down ...
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is still showing beautiful color.  Many of the oak trees in the forest interior are still in the process of changing col...
High Bridge is a railroad bridge crossing the Kentucky River Palisades, connecting Jessamine and Mercer counties, Kentucky. The colors are pop, pop, popping! Happy Fall Ya'll!...
As if Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill isn't gorgeous enough already add in the bright array of fall colors and you have a picture postcard! There are numerous upcoming events,...
Thanks to Norman Warnell for this photo of the Dry Prong of Buffalo Creek in Mammoth Cave National Park after a fall rain.  It’s one of his stunning images showcasi...
Despite the unusually warm weather, we are finally hitting peak color.  Come on out and enjoy the sunshine and nature's colorful display! This weekend our park will ho...
I don't know what we have done to be blessed with this beautiful weather but you better get out and enjoy it this weekend while you can!  Blue Heron - Big South Fork is s...
Though not at peak autumn splendor yet, the trees at John James Audubon State Park are showing a little more coloration this week. Sassafras trees are showing o...
The trees around the park are almost in full fall fashion! With cooler temperatures on the horizon they may not last long, however this weekend's warmth will provide a great o...
The forest at the park has only had a little change in last week. With cooler temperatures next week we may have a bigger change to report . 
Rapid changes in foliage coloration have taken place over the past week.  We anticipate that peak vibrancy of color around the KY Lake area will occur in the next week or...
I love Fall!  I love the harvesting of crops, I love the cool crisp temperatures and most of all I love the colors! Bright vivid orange, pops of red and pockets of green ...
It is a beautiful Autumn morning in Kentucky and everything is glowing! Come visit us soon. Happy Fall Ya'll!
Beautiful colors are just over the hillside. I can see them, can you? Lots of color to see in Kentucky right now, gallop our way.  Take a ride through the countryside in ...
Over the years of reporting fall color conditions, we have noticed that determining the "peak" of fall color isn't quite as easy as it may seem.  There are many variables...
Fall is the season for sorghum making and here in Western Kentucky, the lost art is still alive!  While pumpkin hunting on the country roads last Saturday, I came across ...
McConnell Springs is a great place for a quick escape to connect with nature, right in the heart of Lexington.  I was a bit skeptical as I drove through an industrial are...
As we move from Fall to the Winter instead of swirling around like the fallen leaves take the opportunity to reset, recharge, and relax before we move into the busy Winter hol...
The color display in the South Eastern Region has been great in certain areas, and is slightly past peak.  The Hickories are showing some great golden colo...
"FFL" aka Fall Foliage Lovers! ;-) It's not to late to visit the Big South Fork Scenic Railway & Historic Stearns, Ky. Visit, http://bsfsry.com/train-excurs...
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is showing off many of the colors of autumn.  Many of the oak trees in the forest interior are just beginning to change,...
We're getting close now! Although it's taken longer than usual to reach peak fall colors, more and more of the canopy is finally beginning to turn. The next week will be the p...
A week can make a big difference when it comes to changing colors in the fall!  Since our last report, the maples have begun showing brilliant hues of orange and red thro...
About the size of a tennis ball (but much heavier), black walnuts are waiting in their trees in the autumn in south central Kentucky to fall on your head when you least expect...
Currently the forestlands around KY Dam Village have undergone about a 30% change in color.  We anticipate that the next weeks cooler temperatures will her...
It is time to do a little leaf peeping! The colors are really starting to pop at Raven Run. Each day is bringing more and more color.  Kentucky is a gorgeous place to vis...
The forest is mostly still green with a few hints of yellow,reds peeking through the canopy. This weekend with cooler temperatures a bigger change could be in store for the fo...
Colors are quickly approaching their peek here at Carter Caves with some beautiful yellow and golds. The hickory's and paw paw's are showing the most brilliant colors right no...
10/19/16 - Beautiful Fall Color in Salyersville 
Significant, rapid-paced color change is occurring at this time and the transformation should accelerate in the coming days with the advent of cooler day and evening temp...
10/19/16 - There are still plenty of green leaves, but reds, oranges and yellows are appearing more frequently this week.  The contrast is becoming especially notable in ...
The trees along State Highway 90 have burst into fall with vibrant shades of red on the sourwood, red maple and dogwood trees.  The hickory are a vibrant gold, and many o...
If you are up for a hike in Red River Gorge you are likely to see some beautiful fall colors! Leaves are making their color transformation each day. Take a day off to take a h...
It was a great weekend for Homecoming at Morehead State University. Travelers to the game were excited to see the beautiful color show (despite a disappointing loss in OT). Ea...
While much of John James Audubon State Park is still shrouded in green, some trees along the forest edges are beginning to show off some yellows, browns, and light red hues. S...
The fall color has picked up over the last week here at Natural Bridge!  The peak of fall color this year is predicted to occur during the fourth week of October.  R...
The Dogwoods and Sugar Maples are beginning to show their fall colors this week! Something that may be often overlooked, is the brilliant colors of the vines that trail up...
Color Upon Color! Beautiful is the only way to describe the fall colors on display.  The weather is cooperating nicely this week and you don't want to miss the chance...
It’s taken a little longer this year for the leaves to begin to change in south central Kentucky. Mammoth Cave National Park (located in Hart, Barren & Edmonson Coun...
Fall is arguably the most beautiful time to venture away from the interstate traffic to explore Kentucky’s scenic highways and back roads. And along those roads in Hart ...
Many of Kentucky’s historic courthouse lawns have mature shade trees gracing their lawns. Located on the square in downtown Munfordville, the historic Hart County courth...
Beautiful fall colors !!!
While the forestlands around Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park are not yet at peak fall color their are still plenty of beauties to behold. Over the past w...
Living in Kentucky you find the diehard fans that will either cheer for the Cats Blue or the Cardinal Red but never for the Vols Orange.  I find myself today cheering for...
With every passing day, the colors become more and more vibrant. While we are still far from peak autumn display, many understory trees like dogwood and sumac are showing brig...
Fall colors are a little later this year in south central Kentucky, but the color blue is strong and clear in our gorgeous skies. There's no better time of the year to enjoy t...
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is beginning to show off some of the colors of autumn.  The forest interior is still pretty green, but the edges are showing off yellow...
Gatliff Bridge by the Cumberland Falls
The overall color display is starting to explode in the Cumberland Falls Region.  Maples are showing some great reds, yellows and oranges.  Dogwoods and Sourwoods ar...
Since our last report from the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort, fall color changes are slow coming.  At the moment, the most impressive colors continue to b...
Colors of Red are showing at Our Welcome Center
Beautiful sun rise on hwy 25 in Williamsburg Ky
Fall color change and fall migration continue here at Lake Barkley.  Black gums, Sassafras, and sugar maples continue to provide the reddish hues to the landscape, while ...
Oktoberfest is a gathering of art and beer enthusiasts alike. Offering a great selection of craft beers, commercial beers, live music, and food, Oktoberfest is the highlight o...
It is such an exciting time in Kentucky! Mother Nature has been giving us a sneak peek of what is in store for us in the coming weeks. Pick a place to visit in Kentucky and en...
Beautiful fall colors peeking thru
A little windy and chilly but what a gorgeous day of fishing on Green River Lake! We are still experiencing some sunny days, so grab a pole and cast a line at one of the many ...
What a difference a week can make!  The hint of color last week has given way to "Maple Coloring" for the viewing pleasure along the roadways and ridgetops at Big So...
The sun is shining bright, the air is crisp, and the fall color has started at Natural Bridge!  While the colors are currently still muted, there are a few trees that are...
The large summer white hydrangea "mop head" has changed to the fall colors at the Shelby Welcome Center.
Conditions have been favorable for the development of good color in recent days as northern Kentucky continues to enjoy a majority of bright, sunny days with comparative...
You really need to get out of the city to experience autumn in Kentucky. Fall is much more than pumpkin spice lattes! And you might have a hard time finding one of those in Ha...
You won’t have to worry too much about traffic jams in Hart County, but you will need to keep an eye out for farm machinery in the fall. It’s harvesting time, and ...
We're beginning to see just a little more color in the park.  A few reds are beginning to pop out, particularly in sumacs, dogwoods, and white ash trees.  Maples are...
Fall is a great time to see the Monarch Butterfly. This butterfly is currently on its long migration south to Mexico, and thousands will be passing through Kentucky. Ber...
Beautiful fall morning at Snug Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast in Irvine.  Photos by Monique Hersh
My children loved playing the game "Buzz buzz bumblebee I see something you don't see and the color of it is...?" If we were traveling in a car today playing the game I could ...
Our friend Pamela Gibson takes some awesome Pics, this is a sunrise on a local farm !!!!
Our State flower the Golden Rod shining brightly on its Old Ky Home !!
If you have taken a walk around the park in the past couple of weeks, you would have noticed that the fall colors are starting to set in! Some of the more colorful trees, such...
Only a hint of color showing up along the Big South Fork.... however, the area is bursting with activities for all ages this week during Heritage Trail Days.   Music, Hik...
Tobacco is now hanging in the barns scattered throughout rural Kentucky. Those fields are empty except for the glow of goldenrod and the pops of color scattered in the overgro...
Holly Tree's surround the Shelby Welcome center with bright red berries against the shiny green holly leaves.
Fall colors are starting to peak through at Greenbo Lake.
While still mostly green, the forest at Natural Bridge State Resort Park will begin to change color soon!  Throughout the next week, we expect an increase of yellow leave...
The cool, crisp sunny days of Autumn have blessed KY Dam Village State Resort Park this past week.  Green is the primary color painting the shores of our park with a...
Green fences stretch across the countryside holding in the corn that will soon be harvested. While little color change is showing on the trees, crops in the fields have turned...
There are certain roadside sights that trigger memories, and a burley barn in fall with tobacco curing inside is certainly one of those sights in Kentucky. Often referred to a...
Autumn is just beginning at Barren River Lake State Resort Park.  With the cooler temperatures, we are starting to see a few changes in the canopy.  While most trees...
If you think bluegrass is Kentucky’s official plant, you’d be wrong! Bluegrass was the state’s official flower until garden clubs across the state felt that ...
Looking like Fall at the Williamsburg Welcome Center !
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for the most part remains aglow with green.  Several tree species are showing of beautiful crimson hues: Blackgum, Sourwood, and Sumac....
Although late September feels more like late summer than early fall, there are still admirable colors to be seen at the Salato Center, as well as subtle changes that suggest f...
There is a bit of a mystery, about a river shrouded in fog, that lets your imagination go wild.  There isn't much of a color change, here in Cadiz yet.  We are worki...
At the Shelby Welcome Center we welcome the beauty of the Holly Tree with it's red berries against it's green shiny leaves.
Conditions had been less than favorable for the development of good color in recent weeks, but things are beginning to look up as northern Kentucky begins ...