Kentucky September 20, 2018
The Ultimate Kentucky Fall Bucket List That Will Make The Season Unforgettable
Every season in Kentucky is special, but fall definitely comes with plenty of natural beauty and charm. With so many several festive events and reasons to be outside, autumn is a favorite season for many in the Bluegrass State. If you want to take advantage of all Kentucky offers in the fall, we have a great place for you to start. Check out this ultimate Kentucky fall bucket list that will make the season unforgettable.
1. View Kentucky's vibrant fall foliage.
Kentucky's natural beauty shines in the fall, so don't miss an opportunity to get out and enjoy it. The colors are going to be brilliant this year and Bernheim Arboretum (shown above) is a great spot to witness the colorful foliage.
Find out when the colors will peak in Kentucky in our previous article
2. Cheer on the horses at Keeneland.
Spring isn't the only time of year to gather together for horse racing. Keeneland in Lexington hosts its Fall Meet throughout the month of October and it's a true Kentucky tradition. The grounds are beautiful, especially this time of year, and the fun atmosphere is filled with excitement.
3. Dine in the middle of the beautiful fall colors.
This fall, track down a restaurant in Kentucky that takes full advantage of the beauty of the season. We recommend making a reservation at Snug Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast (shown above). This enchanting B&B serves lunch and dinner and the surroundings are simply stunning.
Learn more about dining at this Kentucky B&B in our previous article
4. Get lost in a corn maze.
Many farms throughout Kentucky transform their cornfields into playful mazes that are a fun way to spend a fall day. The designs are impressive and most locations have many other activities along with the maze. Devine's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch (shown above) has a 10-acre field that is quite a challenge!
Learn more about this fun fall destination in our previous article
5. Walk along the glowing pumpkin trail in Louisville.
As one of the most popular Halloween events in Kentucky, the Jack O' Lantern Spectacular will take place again this year in Louisville. Walk through Iroquois Park and experience over 5,000 glowing pumpkins with a wide variety of designs.
Find out more about this event in our previous article
6. Visit a pumpkin patch.
What's fall in Kentucky without a trip to a pumpkin patch? There are so many to choose from throughout the state, so there's bound to be one near you. They range from small roadside stands to sprawling farms with tons of activities and everything in between.
For a few awesome pumpkin patches throughout the state, check out our previous article
7. Take a hike.
Hiking is always a good idea in Kentucky and fall may just be the best time of year to do it. If you really want to experience the beauty of the season, spend time in Red River Gorge. Courthouse Rock (shown above) offers incredible views and there are plenty of other vistas in the area.
For more on the trip to Red River Gorge everyone should take, check out our previous article
8. Take a scenic train ride.
View the beauty of fall in a unique way - aboard a train! Many railroads offer themed rides throughout the season, including My Old Kentucky Dinner Train (shown above). If you time it right for the end of October or beginning of November, you're likely in for a beautiful treat.
Learn more about this exciting train excursion in our previous article
These photos alone will likely get you in the mood for fall and hopefully, every Kentuckian will have a chance to enjoy the beauty and excitement of the season. Is fall your favorite season in Kentucky? What other things are on your bucket list for the next couple of months? Let us know in the comments!