Foliage season in KY comes into spectacular colorful focus


FRANKFORT, Ky.  (KT) – The beauty of the foliage in Kentucky is beginning its peak season.


The Kentucky Department of Tourism and the Kentucky Department of Park is launching its 32nd year of the state’s ColorFall program that highlights peak foliage viewing areas and fall events across the Commonwealth.

On the ColorFall website, there is a state map where fall colors can be viewed by region and there are blog posts that provide reports on stages of leaf changes from Kentucky State Park staff and naturalists and other volunteers throughout the Commonwealth. The color changes usually begin as early as September in the higher elevations of the eastern mountains and gradually progress to the west during October.

“Kentucky in the fall should be on the top of everyone’s travel list,” said Kristen Branscum, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Tourism.  “ColorFall is a very useful travel-planning tool, in that it allows you to track the colors by region.  You can travel the entire state and have a truly unique experience with the vibrant fall colors as your guide.”

Kentuckians and visitors are also encouraged to use the hashtag #kycolorfall to upload photographs of the gorgeous scenery that can be found while traveling the scenic roads of the Bluegrass.

Go to to find out more about ColorFall. 


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