Follow Fall colors with ColorFall 2012

   Follow the colors of Fall with ColorFall 2012.
   ColorFall features insight as to where you can travel to peak foliage viewing areas and autumn events around the Commonwealth.
   ColorFall is coordinated by the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Kentucky Department of Parks.
   ColorFall features a website (www.kentuckytourism.com/seasons) that provides a variety of information about the state’s beauty at this time of year, including reports on stages of leaf changes from naturalists at parks throughout Kentucky.
   In addition to tips on timing visits to parks, forests and arboretums for peak color, ColorFall website visitors will also find listings of special fall events and a link to a Facebook page where they can upload digital photos of their own fall travels.
   ColorFall, including the website, runs through Oct. 31.
   Dean Henson, Pine Mountain State Resort Park naturalist, notes that many variables contribute to the degree of foliage color in any given fall season.
   “The greater the frequency of crisp, sunny days with no evening frost, the more brilliant our colors,” notes Henson, a popular contributor to the ColorFall website with his updates on foliage stages in southeastern Kentucky. “For those seasons when the fickle mix of environmental factors is just right, waiting eyes are rewarded with a beaming display of color,” he said.

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