5 Ways to Hitch Your Wagon to a Kentucky Fall Adventure

Pie Pumpkins ready for your kitchen at Dennison’s Roadside Market

Are you ready for the thrill of watching the temperatures and the leaves gently fall? For walks along trails under trees covered with golds and reds? For wagonloads of pumpkins and gourds and the bounty of late harvest time? For gathering around campfires with wienie roasts and s’mores? And hayrides?

Kentucky is the perfect place to enjoy the change of seasons, and we have 5 ways You can Hitch Your Wagon to immerse yourself in fall in Kentucky.

1. Farm Wagon Hayrides and Wagonloads of Pumpkins and Gourds at Dennison’s Roadside Market

This Kentucky Proud Roadside Market is the ideal place to experience fall in Hart County. Beginning in late September, you can take a hayride on their farm wagon to the patch to choose your own perfect pumpkin. Or you can browse the wagonloads of pumpkins and gourds for those special seasonal decorations or pies. PRO TIP: While you’re there, you must try a hand-dipped caramel apple, grab an ice-cold bottle of Ski from the cooler, and sit on a front porch rocking chair to enjoy the crisp country air.

Wagonloads of gourds at Dennison’s Roadside Market
Picking out the best pumpkins on a hayride at Dennison’s Roadside Market. Photo: Sarah Reynolds

2. Wagon Hayride Safari at Dutch Country Safari Park

For a special autumn adventure, you can tour the ¾-mile Wagon Hayride Safari here and see exotic animals along the way on a special seasonal hayride from September 18 – October 30. Then you’ll want to get up close and personal with some of them at the encounter area, too! Animals at the park include: Zebra, Watusi, Zebu, Camel, Wildebeest, Water Buffalo, Aoudad, Ostrich, Emu, Tortoise, Flemish giant rabbits, Hedgehogs, Alpacas, Yak, ducks, chickens, Texas Longhorns, Miniature donkey and pony, Nigerian dwarf goats, Baby doll sheep, African Crested Porcupine, and more.

Animal encounters at Dutch Country Safari Park. Photo: Lee Huffman

3. Hiking and Tail Waggin’ on our Beautiful Trails

Your dog will love a fall adventure, too. It’s a gorgeous time to bring along your best friend on one of our driving, hiking, walking, paddling, cycling, or underground trails. We even have an itinerary that features pet adventures!

Hit the trail with your best friend this fall. Photo: Kentucky Doodle Charlie

4. Fill Your Wagon at Our Smalltown Shops

You’ll want to stroll the charming streets and browse our cute smalltown shops all dressed up for fall. It’s the perfect time to get the jump on holiday shopping and to stop for a quick bite at a local restaurant!

Who says shopping can’t be fun? Photo: kiy_oshibabybear

5. Make it the Perfect Fall Adventure with a Stay in a Conestoga Wagon

What could be better than topping off your adventure with a stay in a Conestoga Wagon at Horse Cave KOA? Gather around the fire pit overlooking the changing colors of the beautiful rural countryside and warm up with sweet with s’mores and smiles! Check out all of our lodging here!

Campfire vibes beside a Conestoga Wagon at Horse Cave KOA. Photo: Michelle Beh
Beautiful Kentucky landscape at Horse Cave KOA’s Conestoga Wagons. Photo: Lee Huffman