Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is a wonderful place to see fall color this season. Currently the park and the surrounding state forest are at approximately 50% color change with the forest edges showing more colorful trees than the forest interior. We are seeing some fall color in poison ivy and Virginia creeper vines that can be seen climbing trunks of trees. Many of the blackgums and sourwoods are showing off their peak reds. Sassafras is turning shades of red and orange. Flowering dogwoods are turning shades of purple and red. Catalpa, ash, black walnut, sycamore, and the state tree, tulip poplar are beginning to turn shades of chartreuse and yellow. Winged Sumac is also turning red along the camper’s trace trail. We are predicting peak color to appear in late October.
This weekend the park will be hosting a Spooky Extravaganza with lots of fun Halloween programs for all are guests. For more information about this even and other events at our park contact us at 1-800-325-1711, or go to www.parks.ky.gov