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Lexington, Kentucky Farmers' Markets, U-Pick Farms and Fall Leaf Peeping Tours

Updated on September 13, 2013
Kentucky Coffeetree, state heritage tree. Roasted seeds and pods can be used for a coffee substitute. Unroasted, they are poisonous.
Kentucky Coffeetree, state heritage tree. Roasted seeds and pods can be used for a coffee substitute. Unroasted, they are poisonous. | Source
Tulip Poplar, the Kentucky state tree.
Tulip Poplar, the Kentucky state tree. | Source

Bluegrass State

The Bluegrass Region in Central Kentucky is one of the most welcoming areas in the South,particularly in the crisp and golden days of autumn.

With its nearly 200 varieties of native and imported trees, Kentucky opens a festival of colors to flutter in the sunlit canopies above the highways, trails, and waterways around the Kentucky River. Connected as a tributary of the Ohio River, the Kentucky River cuts the Palisades through Bluegrass country, leaving cliffs lined with colorful trees each fall. Paddlewheeler tours and fishing trips afford visitors a close-up view of it all.

Fall foliage adventures can be combined with visits to local farmers' markets.

Fall Leaf Tours

The Inn at Shaker Village

  • Saturdays from end of September to the first weekend in November 2: Free guided folliage hike at 1:30pm. Half marathon on the trails in the later part of the fall season.
  • Paddlewheel tours take visitors past the Palisades in the Blue grass region of Central Kuntucky. The Palisades are cliffs cut by the Kentucky River long ago. Deciduous trees along this area provide a beautiful color palette in the fall. A paddlewheeler launches frequently from Shaker Village from April through October.
  • Farm Festivals and other harvest and family oriented events are also held by the inn. See

Oser Landing Park

  • This is the north terminus of the Legacy Trail through autumn leaves and other sights. Find out about the leaf coloring in Kentucky from late September through early November by calling the ColorFall Kentucky Hotline at (800) 225-8747.

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum - An all-volunteer organization.

  • This Bluegrass country attractions 90-minute provides rides through the fall colors and the hills of Central Kentucky.Even more fun, the trains offer a Mystery Dinner Ride in which riders can solve a mystery. One mystery features the characters of Star Trek®.
  • Call 800-755-2476 for more information and reasonable prices.

Kentucky Horse Park

  • This park is at one end of the Legacy Trail that proceeds through Autumn Leaf country. Kentucky Horse Park is a real operating horse farm and theme park dedicated to the horse. it offers riding, museums, horse shows, and several other attractions. See map below and call 800-678-881.

Lexington Area Fall Foliage Sites

Oser Landing Park:
Oser Landing Park, Georgetown, KY 40324, USA

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Located on the Legacy Trail.

Kentucky Horse Park:
Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, USA

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Horse and pony rides are offered at reasonable rates on trails full of colorful trees through October. Located on the Legacy Trail.

Lexington Cemetery Aboretum KY:
The Lexington Cemetery Company, Inc, 833 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508, USA

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Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden, Lexington KY:
250 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507, USA

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The Legacy Trail for bikes and the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden are at this location. the trail runs to the Kentucky Horse Park.

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad, Versailles KY:
Versailles, KY 40383, USA

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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary:
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, 3990 Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY 40515, USA

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Shaker Village:
3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, USA

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Danville KY:
Danville, KY, USA

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A major portion of Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve and the Kentucky Palisades lis between Danville and Lexington.

Bluegrass Region of Kentucky


Distances From Lexington KY

Metropolitan Area
Distance in Miles
Nicholasville KY
Oser Landing Park
Louisville KY
Cincinnati OH

At the AZUR

AZUR Farmers' Bazaar

3070 Lakecrest Circle:
3070 Lakecrest Circle, Lexington, KY 40513, USA

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Farms and Markets: Made In Kentucky

Azur Restaurant & Patio Farmer's Bazaar - Specializes in local foods.

  • Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm. All-Kentucky produced products: produce, meats, honey, flowers. The Chef uses items from the market for a special menu on Saturday mornings and Sunday evenings.each month sees a different themed dinner on the menu as well.
  • 3070 Lakecrest Circle in Lexington. Call (859) 296-1007.

Bi-Water Farm & Greenhouse

  • This farm near Oser Landing Park maintains a five-acre corn maze, hayride, haunted farm house, Enchanted Barnyard, and a train ride around the farm.
  • 877 Cincinnati Rd, Georgetown KY. Call (502) 863-3676.

Bluegrass Farmers' Market

  • Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings April through October at 3450 Richmond Road and 3101 Clays Mill Road in Lexington. This market even has catnip!
  • Visit their blog at

Boyd ’s Orchard in Versailles

  • Apple cider, pumpkins and near the Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum.
  • 1396 Pinckard Pike Versailles KY, 40383. Call (859) 873-3097.

Evans Orchard, Cider Mill, Farm Market and Pumpkin Patch

  • 180 Stone Road, Georgetown KY 40324. Call (502) 863-2255.
  • This is near Oser Landing Park.

Lexington Farmers' Market

Lexington Farmers' Market

  • Open since 1975, this market is open anywhere from April through November in at least 4 different locations. It holds an annual dinner and parking is free at all locations. The market offers locally grown heirloom produce, herbs, flowers, honeys, game meats, local wines, cheese, breads, pastas, seafood, soap, pottted plants, and other items. Thy also have an online store. Visit
  • Several Lexington attractions feature fall leaves to enjoy (see map above).

24-Hour Roadside Stand

Crawley Lane and Tates Creek Road, Lexington KY:
Tates Creek Road & Crawley Lane, Lexington, KY 40356, USA

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24-Hour Self-Serve Roadside Stand

Tates Creek Self Serve Vegetables

  • This is incredible! At the intersection of Tates Creek Road & Crawley Lane in Lexington KY, 40505. Cash only and 20% of each purchase is donated to the local homeless shelter. Call (859) 229-1873.

U-Pick Orchards and Farms

Duntreath Farm

  • Apples. 4954 Paris Pike, Lexington KY, 40511. Call (859) 299-2254 for an appointment any time of the year.

Kelley Farms

  • Fruits, Squashes, and Pumpkins. Also a huge corn maze and larger pumplin patch. Large outdoor farmers' market.
  • 6483 Old Richmond Road, Lexington KY 40515. Open three days per week -- Call (859) 948-8700.

Reed Valley Orchard

  • Berries, with a Blueberry Festival in late June. 239 Lail Lane, Paris KY 40361. Call (859) 987-6480.



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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      6 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      All of Kentucky is beautiful to me, but Land Between the Lakes is great. I must get backl down to Kentucky soon. Thanks for posting and sharing!

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 years ago from Texas

      I love gathering apples. Not many farm markets at the land between the lakes. That is where we were, and my friend lives in Grand Junction.

      Now that you remind me she sent me some awesome pictures.

      Voted up +++ and shared

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      7 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      It is an interesting place and I like it in the autumn very much.

    • RonElFran profile image

      Ronald E Franklin 

      7 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I lived in Lexington, working for IBM, for four years in the 70s. And I never made it to one of the attractions you mention! But still, it was good being reminded of my time there.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      7 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      It was fun to do as well. I kept thinking of the horse farms and the leaves. :)

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      Rose Clearfield 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for another great resource, Patty! This is awesome.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      7 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Crystal Tatum - Sweet potatoes sound good! I'll be looking for those at farm markets the next time I'm out.

      DDE - Lexington is a fun place to visit.

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      Crystal Tatum 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      I was complaining about the early arrival of fall here in Georgia just today, but you've got me in the mood now Peggy! Can't wait for the leaves to change and sweet potatoes to come into season.

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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Nice photos and well informed on Lexington, Kentucky Farmers' Markets, U-Pick Farms and Fall Leaf Peeping Tours, an unusual looking bean


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