Seasonal September 09, 2021
Explore Some Of Kentucky’s Most Picturesque Fall Destinations When You Plan A Trip To Morehead
It doesn’t get much better than fall in Kentucky. The changing leaves, crisp autumn air, and abundance of seasonal activities inspire us to make the most of these fleeting months. Fortunately, there are so many different regions in the Bluegrass State where you can experience autumn. At the top of our list is
Morehead, Kentucky. This beautiful region in Rowan County seems to have it all: charming shops to peruse, meandering forest trails, exciting natural attractions, and a few hidden gems in between. We’ve highlighted a handful of destinations in Morehead that will reignite your appreciation for this season in Kentucky. Let’s get started!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Cave Run Lake
Cave Run Lake, Kentucky, USA
No trip to Morehead is complete without an adventure on or near Cave Run Lake. Boasting 8,000 acres of pristine water, this destination is sure to impress outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Whether you're fishing, boating, or taking a scenic walk along the shoreline, you'll feel completely immersed in the natural setting. Plus, it's just off of I-64, making it a convenient day trip destination. Learn more about what makes
Cave Run Lake
such a special landmark.
2. Morehead State University
Morehead State University, 150 University Blvd, Morehead, KY 40351, USA
There's something magical and nostalgia-inducing about strolling a campus during the fall season. Head to Morehead State University and prepare to be enchanted by the autumnal beauty. You can cheer on the Eagles during a football game or enjoy the scenery of Eagle Lake, located right on campus. Be sure to visit
Morehead State University
online for more information.
3. Lockegee Rock
Lockegee Rock, Kentucky 40351, USA
For sweeping views of the Daniel Boone National Forest, venture to Lockegee Rock. This 0.7-mile trail is a little bit of a challenge, but rest assured that the views will be well worth the effort. And just think about how lovely the view will be with the added splendor of fall colors!
4. Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail
Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, KY-490, East Bernstadt, KY 40729, USA
The Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail is one of the crown jewels of the region, and it just so happens to run right through downtown Morehead! Whether you're looking for a rugged trail through the woods, or something a bit easier, you'll find there's a segment of this lengthy trail suited to your taste. Plus, fall proves to be the perfect time of year to explore the great outdoors with cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery at every turn. Learn more about the iconic
Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail
5. Camping at Twin Knobs Campground
Twin Knobs Campground Road, Twin Knobs Campground Rd, Kentucky 40313, USA
While you may typically think of camping as a summer activity, it's also true that camping in the fall can be an incredible experience. If you're willing to pack a few more layers, you'll be amazed by how beautiful Kentucky's campgrounds can be. While in Morehead, be sure to check out Twin Knobs Campground. With impressive facilities, beautiful views, and everything you need for the ultimate outdoor getaway, this campground might just become your new favorite. For availability and reservations, be sure to check out the
Twin Knobs Campground
6. Triplett Creek Cabin Rentals
Triplett Creek Cabin Rental, 251 Lower Licking Rd, Morehead, KY 40351, USA
If you like the idea of camping but prefer to be a bit more comfortable, you might be interested in renting a cabin at Triplett Creek Cabin Rentals. The perfect combination of cozy and rustic, these charming cabins provide the perfect fall getaway experience in Rowan County. Guests will enjoy beautiful views of the creek and surrounding woods. Even though you'll be close to downtown Morehead, you'll feel worlds away from it all in your own private cabin. Learn more about renting a unit at
Triplett Creek Cabin Rentals
7. Sawstone Brewing Company
Sawstone Brewing Co., 175 E Main St, Morehead, KY 40351, USA
In need of a quick pick-me-up? After a day filled with adventures, head to
Sawstone Brewing Company
for some delicious local drinks. If you're not sure what to order, you can opt for a flight of several different brews to sample. Plus, you can enjoy beautiful views of Downtown Morehead and the Daniel Boone National Forest from the spacious outdoor patio.
8. Root-A-Bakers Bakery & Cafe
Root-A-Bakers Bakery & Cafe, 313 Flemingsburg Rd, Morehead, KY 40351, USA
So much exploring is bound to work up an appetite, and fortunately, there are tons of delicious dining options in Morehead. One of our top recommendations would be
, where you'll find an assortment of made-to-order sandwiches and salads as well as some mouthwatering baked goods. Photographed above is the Full Monte, complete with deli-fresh ham, Swiss cheese, and a blackberry-Dijon glaze.
Ready to plan your autumn adventures in Morehead, Kentucky? Head on over to the official
Morehead Tourism website, where you can find all kinds of inspiration and additional information. Address: Morehead, KY 40351, USA