If you’re excited about fall break with the kids (or even if you don’t have kids, but are looking for fall fun) and don’t have a lot of time or money to spend, here are some destinations in our coverage area you can visit (without having to spend the night.)
Hart County: Visit Dennison’s Market, for a hay wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch, pick up some mums and the last of the local veggies of the season, and be sure to leave enough time to let the kids play on the entirely unique playground.
Girls’ Day Out
Barren County: The square in Glasgow is one of the finest around. Visit on Saturday and enjoy local everything at the Farmers’ Market on the square (including music), with craft locally brewed craft beer and lunch at Yancey’s.
For the Whole Family
Metcalfe County: Kick-off fall break with a day at the beloved Pumpkin Festival! Crafts, local goodies galore, games for the kids, fun for the whole family and carnival-style food.
Couples (with or without kids)
Monroe County: Visit historic Old Mulkey Meeting House for a stroll through the woods, followed by a visit to downtown Tompkinsville for shopping.
Edmonson County: There is no more lovely time of year to visit Mammoth Cave National Park than autumn. Even if spelunking is not your cup of tea the park offers so much to visitors.
If you’d like to travel a bit further:
Cumberland Falls in Pulaski County is a beautiful fall choice with vast forests of deciduous trees, nature hikes galore, tours of the area with lots of local history, and of course the magnificent waterfall.
If you’re craving time in the city, the Louisville Science Center is a fun family destination, along with dinner in the train car at the Spaghetti Factory and a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum; these are all located downtown, perfect for parking once and walking.