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Fall’s bounty

  The persimmon trees (Diospyros virginianain) at Mammoth Cave National Park are full of fruit, and stand out against the true blue fall sky. Wildlife, especially deer, make a feast of persimmons...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

From a distance it seems there is still a sea of green around the hillsides, however Lake Cumberland has reached peak color.  From the birth of fall the colors just really seem to be very muted this y...

Barren River Lake State Resort Park – October 21, 2014

Barren River Lake State Resort Park is showing about a 70% color change.  The peak colors are happening now and will continue to be beautiful through October.  All the trees are showing some color cha...

Mammoth Cave oaks are rusty

  Mammoth Cave National Park is slowly making its way into the fall season.  The fall color change in the park has reached the 50 percent mark.  Splashes of yellow, gold, orange, burgundy and rus...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Fall colors still remain slow in their arrival.  While hoping for more vibrant colors this fall it seems that the overall color has quite a bit of browns within the forest as a whole.  The sweet gums,...

Barren River Lake State Resort Park – October 13, 2014

Barren River Lake State Resort Park is showing about a 40% color change.  Although we only have about a 40% change, it is happening fast.  This year’s fall colors have exploded quickly into reds, yell...

Preview color via Mammoth Cave’s webcam

  Mammoth Cave National Park maintains a webcam overlooking the Green River valley – it is a perfect way to get a peek at park conditions before your visit.  The webcam address is at this LINK. D...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

As you can see the color change is definitely “creeping” in with between 15 to 20 percent overall color.  Last week the sassafras, black gum, dogwood, and sumac were the main trees for see...

Dogwoods lead the way to fall

  Dogwoods and gums are some of the trees that are the first to show their fall colors in Kentucky.  At Mammoth Cave National Park, the show has begun.

Barren River Lake State Resort Park – October 1, 2014

With temperatures hanging around in the 80’s, it’s hard to believe fall has already started.  It may still feel like summer, but the fabulous colors of fall have already begun.  Normally we do not hav...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

  Lake Cumberland State Resort Park fall foliage is transforming daily into a myriad of colors. The sassafras, black gum, dogwood, and sumac are swirling spicy red and deep crimson hues across th...

Kentucky’s ColorFall 2014 Helps Public Track Leaf Changes

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Fall has arrived, and with it the 2014 edition of the ColorFall program touting peak foliage viewing areas and exciting autumn events around Kentucky. ColorFall is designed to aid pub...

Early signs of fall at Mammoth Cave National Park