Department of Tourism
Unbridled Kentucky Fall Color is Reason to Travel
Fall color in Kentucky is just as diverse as her people, her geography, her history and her hardwood trees. No matter where your go, what you see, hear and do will be framed by a colorful season. From the mountains in the east to lake regions in the southwest, changes in fall foliage creep border-to-border beginning in late September running through early November.
To help travelers plan fall breaks, weekend getaways and day trips to see the brilliant colors anticipated this year, the Kentucky Department of Travel has kicked off its annual “ColorFall” promotion with leaf change reports, events and an opportunity to share personal photos of travels to the department’s Web page.
Spotters from around the state are submitting reports and photos about the vibrant changes beginning in their regions on the department homepage at www.KentuckyTourism.com/ (click on ColorFall). Due to ample rainfall and lower summer temperatures, changes are anticipated to be more gradual and colorful for fall ’09. Leaf forecasters expect color to begin later and last longer, barring a major wind or early, extreme frost.
New for this year’s ColorFall promotion is a button where traveling leaf watchers may add their digital photographs of on-the-spot sightings from travels and trips. Anywhere from stay at Kentucky State Parks, variety of trails and numerous rural and urban places to visit, travelers can submit what they capture while on foot (human or horse), by car, boat, atv or train or from wherever they decide to sit a spell. By uploading to the link at the bottom of the ColorFall photos page, travelers can share their vivid sightings and peak leaf times around Kentucky. Unlimited opportunities for outdoor adventures or tranquil repose will very likely stretch to early November so there’s plenty of time to plan a trip.
Video with accompanying music is also available at the ColorFall link. Check for in-motion examples of stunning scenery that surely will motivate wanderlust before cold sets in and leaves fall.
For more information about more ideas for things to do, and see around the commonwealth or the Kentucky Department of Travel, visit our Web site at www.kentuckytourism.com
The Kentucky Department of Travel, an agency within the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet,
promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. Tourism in Kentucky has an economic impact of $11 billion, employs more than 176,000 people and generates $1 billion in state taxes.