Leaf-peepers hoping to follow autumn’s annual show south, or enjoy one last outdoorsy getaway before winter kicks in, should consider at trip to Kentucky’s magnificent Red River Gorge region.
The Red River Gorge is less than a four-hour drive south of Columbus and about 50 miles east of Lexington, Kentucky, but it had been off my radar until I made my first visit last month.
What I discovered, better late than never, is a region of beautiful forests, delicate waterfalls and huge natural stone arches. And amidst the scenic beauty, visitors will also find a number of other attractions, restaurants and lodgings that make the Red River Gorge a great place for a getaway for a weekend — or longer.
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Even when the trees aren’t flaming red and brilliant orange, the gorge’s gorgeous scenery is sure to amaze nature lovers.