Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Color Fall Week 4 at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

View from the Church Shelter (Week 4)
The forest is a glow with color at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. Many tree species are at or past peak, but many of the Oaks still have not changed. Ash, Hickories, and Tulip Poplar are showing off nice yellows and golds.  The Sumac on the roadsides are still wearing bright reds. The forest as a whole is probably at between 50 to 75% color change. Color should be wonderful this weekend for the park's Spooky Extravaganza!

To see all the beautiful photographs of the area that were taken during fall photography weekend  Click Here

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Color Fall Week 3 and photos from Week 2 & 3

View from the Church Shelter (Week 3)
A dappling of fall color is showing up at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. This week we are beginning to see brilliant yellows in some of the many hickory trees at the park. Currently we are at 25-30% color change, but it could be closer to 50% by the weekend. Some of the most showy tree species so far are Blackgum (past peak) and Sourwood, both are showing beautiful reds. Flowering Dogwood, Sassafras, Sumac, Black Walnut, Catalpa, the Maples, the Hickories, and Tulip Poplars are also showing color. We are beginning to see some change in the forest interior. Many of the Oaks are still very green. Peak fall color is expected to be mid to late October.
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Fall color should be nice for Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park's Fall Photography Weekend October 17-19, 2014. You can register at the park's lodge lobby beginning at 2PM on Friday October 17th.

Click to see more photos of the color change at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ColorFall Report Week One Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park


View from behind the park's Church Shelter (Week One)

Hints of fall color are beginning to be found in the forest at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.  Some of the most showy tree species so far are Blackgum and Sourwood, both are showing beautiful reds. Flowering Dogwood, Sassafrass, Sumac, Black Walnut, Catalpa, the Maples, and Tulip Poplar are also showing color. Most of the color is being on the edges of the forest.  The forest interior is still holding on to green. Current color change is approximately 5 to 10%. 

Fall color should be nice for Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park's Fall Photography Weekend October 17-19, 2014. Online registration is available at https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Parks/photography

To see how fall color is progressing across the state go to http://www.kytourismapps.com/seasons/ 

More Photographs of week one ColorFall at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Below

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Run through the Forest 5K on September 20, 2014 the Results

 Fifty-five runners took part in the third annual Run through the Forest 5K on September 20, 2014.  The overall winners were: Male Nathan Filip Age 30 who came in first overall with a time of 21:45:00 and Female Leslie Thompson Age 35 who came in forth over all with a time of 24:33:00.

Thanks to everyone who came out to run or to volunteer to help put on a great race.  We also want to thank the following for their support of the race through their donations of door prizes and/or race bag items: