Autumn Colors Start Across Kentucky; Off Road Event Returns to Harlan County

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Beautiful scenery, more comfortable days outside and opportunities found only in autumn make this the favorite time of year for many.

Kentucky State Parks are a great option for fall adventures.  Don’t forget Kentucky State Parks remain open during the federal government shutdown, and many have special fall events scheduled for the coming weeks.  To see a full list of events and things to do at Kentucky State Parks, visit

The changing of leaves is here, and plenty of areas in Kentucky will be at their most scenic.  Find a list of all the great fall festivals throughout Kentucky, and monitor the progress of the fall foliage by visiting the Kentucky Tourism’s ColorFall webpage.

Sportsmen and sportswomen throughout the Commonwealth have plenty to enjoy this time of year as well.  Anglers generally see productive fishing trips during the fall as many fish start aggressively feeding in preparation for the colder months to come.  The peak of fall hunting seasons are right around the corner, and cooler temperatures bring about some of the better hunting opportunities for a number of Kentucky’s game species.  For all things hunting and fishing, visit the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at

The Kentucky Mountain Crawlers in Harlan County are preparing for the annual Fall Crawl on Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area, Oct. 18-20.  The Mountain Crawlers are a club of off-road enthusiasts who enjoy rock crawling on one of Kentucky’s top off-road destinations.

A weekend full of events is planned, including great riding and great food.  Cabins and campgrounds are available in the area.  The town of Evarts is currently working towards Kentucky Trail Town certification and offers a number of services to Black Mountain visitors.

To learn more about the Fall Crawl, the Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area or any of the great adventures in Harlan County,

To find information about all of the outdoor opportunities and locations, as well as a calendar of events happening all across Kentucky, visit the Office of Adventure Tourism’s website at  Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook,, and follow us on Twitter at!


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