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Your Guide to Fall Foliage Near Burlington KY

It’s hard to believe that October is here already, and with October comes the fleeting but fantastic fall season. Fall in Northern Kentucky is simply beautiful. Our rolling hills, myriads of deciduous trees, and mild climate provide the perfect environment for scenic drives, refreshing walks, and an overall sense of peace. We can all use some peace in our lives. So, start planning your fall getaway today. To help you get started, here is your guide to fall foliage near Burlington, KY.

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Located in Union, Kentucky, just a 20-minute drive from our B&B, Big Bone Lick State Park offers many activities and exhibits for the curious mind. But during the fall, you will truly enjoy the park’s grounds, which offer places to picnic, walk, and observe nature. Along their secluded and wooded trails, you will likely catch a glimpse of different types of wildlife against a backdrop of autumn hues. The trail options range from easy to moderate terrain, and from .5 to 2 miles long.

Boone County Arboretum 

This 121-acre park is teeming with natural diversity. As you stroll along the over 2-mile winding trail, you will be captivated by the beauty and in some cases, rarity, of fauna and flora. This arboretum is called a living museum for a reason – it’s home to more than 3,600 trees and shrubs. Download their Visitor’s Guide to plan your day. Or reserve a spot on their Fall Tree Walk for Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 2-3pm. The tour guide will lead you through the park at the peak of fall color! 

Dinsmore Homestead 

The Dinsmore Homestead combines history and nature in one fascinating and picturesque location. This historic house museum has been kept in its original condition since the Dinsmore family passed it on to the county. Tours generally run on the hour each Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the spring, summer and fall. This fall, as you stroll the grounds, you will appreciate the backdrop of fall foliage that surrounds the historic outbuildings and graveyard.

Mt. Airy Forest

Boasting 1,459 acres and miles of hiking, biking and bridle trails, Mt. Airy Forest is a nature-lover’s paradise, and a stunning place to view the fall foliage from above. The park is located in Cincinnati, just 30 minutes from the B&B. View the trail maps here.

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Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast

We would be remiss to not include our own historic property in our fall foliage guide. Our B&B sits in the rolling green hills of Northern Kentucky, which turn to brilliant shades of gold, amber, and magenta during the fall months. Choose from an elegant guest room in our 1850’s Federal Home, a charming suite in our 1830’s Log Cabin, or our private and cheery Garden Cottage. Our little slice of heaven is in a peaceful spot in the country where you can relax and restore your soul, yet still convenient to everything. Weekends fill up fast, so reserve your favorite room soon. Or consider a mid-week stay for an even more peaceful fall getaway. And please feel free to text or call or send us an email if you need help with your fall plans.

Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast