Best Outdoor Family Fun in Fall


Outdoor fun is all the rage in 2020 and we don’t have to tell you why! Let’s take a look at some amazing places to visit with your family that are right here around Louisville.

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With school looking so different in 2020, we want to highlight some places near Louisville where you can get outside, away from the offices and screens. Family fun this fall should be outside, enjoying the cool weather and spending time together!

We appreciate Louisville so much for being a great hub of outdoor family fun in fall. Even without a global pandemic, we always focus in on the outdoors for this time of year. The leaves are changing, the air is a little crisp, and you can break out the hoodies to get cozy. We love it. 

outdoor family fun in Fall

Do you need inspiration for your next outing? Here’s a focus on outdoor family fun in fall around Louisville. You can use this as a sort of bucket list! We love bundling up in our sweatshirts and getting outside in the cool sunshine. 

Josephine Sculpture Park – Art in a park and in the fall, wow, this will be doubly beautiful. They have acres to explore and it is so well-taken-care-of. You can bring a picnic, go for walks throughout. And, take spray paint to create art on their graffiti wall. We have a post all about it, please read more here

Josephine sculpture park

Otter Creek Recreation Area – Open Wednesday through Sunday from dawn to dusk, with some days closed for holidays, this outdoor spot is a wonderland for active family fun. Otter Creak Recreation Area has a small admission fee, you can also get an annual pass. Fishing, picnicking, hiking, geocaching, camping and more. Check out the full activities brochure. 

St. James Court – This area of Old Louisville is a gem of the city. It is so historic and unique. An afternoon picnic or stroll is perfect for the family. The gorgeous Victorian homes are so interesting, and of course, the fountain in focal point of the area.  

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Creasey Mahan Nature PreserveWe adore this place and have been going there for years. The trails are so family-friendly and the new playground is just one of the best in the area (yes, it’s open now!). We hang from the trees and read, picnic, play in the fields, and enjoy the nature scape in Oldham County. 

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Mulberry Orchard– This farm is located in Shelby County and though it is not right here in Louisville, it’s just a short and lovely drive away and perfect for outdoor family fun in fall. They have delicious food and seasonal fresh items in their market. In the fall, of course you can take advantage of the extra fun the provide with corn mazes and hay rides. The farm park is super fun!

Northeast Library Nature Area– This library is relatively new and beautiful architecturally. Pick up your books and bring some snacks, play outside, read, enjoy the sunshine. Supermercado Guanajuato is really close to this area and it is SO GOOD. Grab some items there first!

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Blackacre Nature Preserve – Feed the animals, take a hike, perhaps taking in some outdoor music or a story time. Great outdoor family fun in fall. They are still having special events with social distancing. If you don’t want to go to a specific event, you can still visit. We have a post with the info

outdoor family fun in fall

The Parklands of Floyds Fork Turkey Run Park – Don’t miss the yellow silo at Turkey Run (the view from up high will be gorgeous) and the wonderful playground at Broad Run (not yet open for 2020). Nearby, Boone Bottoms trail at Turkey Run is a fantastic family-friendly hike. It is short and one loop plus you get creek access. Even if it isn’t hot, kids love skipping rocks and getting by the water. 
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Boone Bottoms Trail at Turkey Run

Riverside Farnsley-Moremen LandingRiverside has a very rich and diverse archaeological history that includes the remains of 19th century outbuildings and prehistoric campsites thousands of years old. It is beautifully situated up on a hill on the Ohio River. Lovely for a day of learning and outdoor time.

We have been there when they put on outdoor, 1800s baseball and other times when the kids participated in archaeological digs. 

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Visit our FALL FUN page for event more ideas! Make memories this fall in Louisville!

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