Fun Things to do this fall in 

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Fall in Kentucky means colorful leaves, crisp breezy air, pumpkins, bourbon, and apple cider. From scenic railroads winding through fall foliage to haunted houses to pumpkin farms and apple picking, Kentucky has it all!

Hillcrest Avenue is the best place to see amazing Halloween light displays, complete with graveyards, interactive displays, and – last time I was there – a zombified Selfie Booth.

1) See the Lights on Hillcrest Avenue

The walking path through the park comes alive with over 5,000 artist-carved pumpkins and illuminated themed scenes.

2) Jack O’Lantern Spectacular

This is a tasting at Woodford Reserve distillery, one of our favorite bourbon distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail!

3) Bourbon Tasting

While many visitors to Cherokee Park spend most of their time on the paved Scenic Loop, the real magic of Cherokee is found on the Cherokee Park Trail, a meandering loop that takes you through the true heart of Cherokee Park.

4) Take a Hike

In less than an hour’s drive from Louisville, you can be knee-deep in pumpkins, fresh apples, corn mazes, hay rides, and other fall fun!

5) Pick Pumpkins & Apples

The Highlands’ enormous historic Cave Hill Cemetery, filled with ancient graves and haunting mausoleums, could take weeks to explore.

6) Cave Hill Cemetery

A walk through this historic neighborhood in autumn is the best way to fully absorb the fall colors and see some truly incredible Halloween lawn displays.

Walking Tour of Old Louisville

Yellow Leaves
Jump Rope

Head to our Louisville travel blog to learn more about all the fun fall activities happening around the city!