11 Country Roads In Kentucky That Are Pure Bliss In The Fall

Can’t get enough of the Bluegrass State in the fall? That’s understandable; it’s a pretty place. No matter if you live in the mountains, horse country, or a city, there are plenty of scenic drives and road trip options to appreciate the beauty of the fall foliage. Check out one of these country roads that are perfect for a leisurely autumn drive. Here are some of our picks for the best scenic drives in Kentucky – especially during the fall. 

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So there you have it: our picks for some of the best scenic drives in Kentucky! Of course, a list that included every single scenic country road in the Bluegrass State would be never-ending, but these 11 are guaranteed to have picturesque scenery enhanced by the fall colors! 

What are your choices for the best scenic drives in Kentucky? Tell us about them in the comments! 

Address: Big Bone Lick, Kentucky 41091, USA
Address: Kentucky 90, KY-90, Burkesville, KY, USA
Address: Kentucky 160, KY-160, Cumberland, KY, USA
Address: US 23 Country Music Highway, 100 Stave Branch Rd, Staffordsville, KY 41256, USA
Address: Great River Road, Great River Rd, Wickliffe, KY, USA
Address: U.S. 31E, US-31E, Louisville, KY, USA
Address: Old Versailles Road, Old Versailles Rd, Kentucky, USA
Address: Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY, USA
Address: Pine Mountain Road, Pine Mountain Rd, Kentucky 40806, USA
Address: Red River Gorge, Kentucky 40387, USA
Address: Wilderness Road, Wilderness Rd, Lexington, KY, USA
Address: Woodlands Trace, United States
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Best Scenic Drives in Kentucky

August 20, 2021

What are some beautiful country roads in Kentucky?  

Citizens of Kentucky are super lucky to live in a state so full of natural beauty! We’ve written about amazing scenic drives in the state many times, but there are some that we love so much they’re worth mentioning again and again! The Boone Creek Scenic Byway, for example, runs along Grimes Mill Road through some of the most amazing scenery in the entire state. If you’ve never experienced that one, or Highway 425, for that matter, you’re missing out. The Ironworks Pike is another great one, too. For a more in-depth list of these and some of our other favorite country roads in Kentucky, check this article out! 

Where can I take scenic drives in Kentucky? 

You mean other than the ones we just listed (because seriously, those ones are amazing)? That’s easy! There are plenty to go around in the Bluegrass State. We can go on all day: Big Lick Loop. Old Frankfort Pike. The Red River Gorge Scenic Byway. There are dozens! We’re also major fans of the Route 10 Country Tour, which will take you from Alexandria to Maysville. If you’re in Stanton, you can choose from the Red River Gorge or Nada Tunnel byways, both of which are amazing (and well worth coming back again to do the other one). Honestly, though, you don’t even need to plan too much: the state is so beautiful that any drive you take is likely to be a lovely one.  

What is fall in Kentucky like?  

In two words: brilliantly colorful. As summer wanes and autumn begins, you’ll notice a chill to the air beginning with the early evening. Eventually, the nights become cold, and the afternoons become chilly. You’ll find yourself surrounded by incredible golds, reds, oranges, and deep purples. Citizens of the Bluegrass State love their fall traditions, too, so expect plenty of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, apple cider, and more! Autumn is easily one of the most beautiful times of the year in this state, so get ready for some solid memory-making!  

Address: Big Bone Lick, Kentucky 41091, USA
Address: Kentucky 90, KY-90, Burkesville, KY, USA
Address: Kentucky 160, KY-160, Cumberland, KY, USA
Address: US 23 Country Music Highway, 100 Stave Branch Rd, Staffordsville, KY 41256, USA
Address: Great River Road, Great River Rd, Wickliffe, KY, USA
Address: U.S. 31E, US-31E, Louisville, KY, USA
Address: Old Versailles Road, Old Versailles Rd, Kentucky, USA
Address: Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY, USA
Address: Pine Mountain Road, Pine Mountain Rd, Kentucky 40806, USA
Address: Red River Gorge, Kentucky 40387, USA
Address: Wilderness Road, Wilderness Rd, Lexington, KY, USA
Address: Woodlands Trace, United States