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Lake Cumberland’s Last Glimpse of Fall Colors

The recent rain showers and wind are swirling the final colors of fall to the ground below.  Looking out across the lake the hills are becoming more bare and are echoing the sounds of the coming winte...

Check out Green River valley – online

The Green River valley is a beautiful site year round, and the Mammoth Cave webcam lets you visit it anytime you want. The fall color change is still changing, estimated at 50-75 percent this week. Vi...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park – Oct. 23, 2015

There is nothing more beautiful than an autumn sunrise over Lake Cumberland.  This early morning shot was taken yesterday at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.  Many times we focus on the fall foliage...

Big South Fork Scenic Railway/Stearns KY Trail Town, Oct. 22, 2015

Week 4 of ‘color watch’ is an interesting mix depending on the elevation of your viewing.  The beech trees along portions of the creek beds are beautiful this week.  There are areas down i...

Big South Fork Scenic Railway/Stearns KY Trail Town, Oct. 16, 2015

The Gum Tree at BSFSR Depot is on full color display since my post a few weeks ago. Beautiful hues of red, orange, and yellow are starting to make their way down into the surrounding gorges and valley...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park – October 16, 2015

The trees are still in transition as you can see with this black walnut tree.  Lots of deep yellows and golds.  The turning has slowed a little but there are still plenty of beautiful fall foliage to ...

Trails to hike, bike or ride a horse

  Get outside!  Fall weather in Kentucky is waiting for you to enjoy. Mammoth Cave National Park offers a network of trails on the surface, in addition to the toured underground passageways. The ...

Fall is slowly sneaking in to rural south central Kentucky

An early fall drive through rural Hart County in south central Kentucky can take you through small communities with exotic names. Bear Wallow, Uno, Possum Trot, Legrande and Rex are a few if the tiny ...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park October 9, 2015

What a week of absolutely beautiful fall weather !   If you did not make it to one of our state parks, you missed a wonderful opportunity.  Sunshine, cascades of color over the hillsides, and gorgeous...

Big South Fork Scenic Railway/Stearns KY Trail Town, Oct. 9, 2015

The “Maples” are beginning to show signs of red and orange along the ridge tops and roadways.  Locomotive, K&T 102, made an appearance this week at Big South Fork Scenic Railway for a ...

Big South Fork Scenic Railway/Stearns KY Trail Town, Oct. 2, 2015

Much rain has fallen the past week at Big South Fork Scenic Railway…. but the rain and cooler temperatures are helping those beautiful colors which will soon emerge!  The Gum Tree in front of th...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park October 1, 2015

As you can see a vast amount of the foliage at Lake Cumberland is still mostly green.  There are a few dogwoods, redbud, tulip tree, walnut, and  sweetgum that have sparsely began to turn, but not eno...

Barren River Lake State Resort Park – September 30, 2015

It’s Fall Y’all!  And it’s coming fast!  The trees have already started changing to celebrate the Autumn season and are at about a 15% color change right now.  Dogwoods have already turned red and hal...

Just outside my office

Just outside my office in downtown Horse Cave there’s a beautiful cave and a trail that traces the pathway of that cave under your feet. It’s very early fall now, and the leaves are just b...

A taste of fall at Dennison’s Roadside Market in Hart County

The first bounty of fall is out at Dennison’s Roadside Market, just outside Horse Cave in Hart County. Dennison’s has been selected for the Appalachian Rural Commission’s Bon Appalac...