Autumn is just beginning at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. We are seeing some fall color in poison ivy and Virginia creeper vines that can be seen climbing trunks of trees. Blackgum trees are speckled with red leaves. Catalpa, ash, black walnut and sycamore are beginning to turn shades of chartreuse and yellow. Winged Sumac is also turning red along the camper’s trace trail. The forest as a whole is still very green. We are predicting peak color to appear in mid to late October.
Fall events to look for at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park include: Photography Weekend October 18-20, 2013 and Spooky Extravaganza (aka Halloween Campout) October 25-27, 2013. For more information about events go to www.parks.ky.gov
This week’s showcase tree is a red maple tree that is showing off some fall color early in the season. The tree is growing beside Pennyrile Lake. In a few weeks it will be completely red. Fall is a beautiful time of year at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park!