Fall at Lost River Cave can mean lots of things. Walking the nature trails as the sun filters down through the thinning foliage, wild turkeys roosting in the oak trees, the crunch of dried leaves underfoot, and of course Edward Scissorhands standing stoic on the trailside.

Edward was one of the many scarecrows that decorated the trails last year for our first annual Scarecrow Trail.Image October is a busy month for us here at Lost River Cave. Our fall nature center activities include the Scarecrow Trail, pumpkin sales, the Great American Backyard Campout, and of course Fall Break Bash.

The 2013 Scarecrow Trail is open September 29 through October 27 and is free to walk if you dare!  Local businesses and families are building scarecrows to display on our nature trails and will be judged for prizes. Last year’s scarecrows included Paul Revere, Edward Scissorhands, and Spiderman among many others.


Pumpkins are for sale now at Wildflower Gifts. Pumpkin sales, and all gift shop sales at Wildflower Gifts support Lost River Cave’s nature center. So come on down and get your locally-grown pumpkins here.

Group Of Children Having Fun In Tent In CountrysideCamping outside under the stars is the greatest refresher I can think of. A crisp fall night, the symphony of crickets in the background, S’mores roasting over a fire pit, and the company of friends. That is why we are having our annual Great American Backyard Campout at Lost River Cave October 19.  If you love camping it is a great way to get out under the stars while avoiding the time commitment traveling to camp can often be. If you or your children are new to camping this is a great way to get your feet wet and see what it is all about. There will be hot cocoa, marshmallows, campfires, and a variety of fun events to keep your family engaged and having fun. This is a great way to unplug yourself and get back to nature.

For some, the highlight of our fall season is our annual Fall Break Bash. Starting October 3rd and going through October 13th, boat tours at Lost River Cave are discounted to $7.00. If a tight budget has been keeping you away from one of Bowling Green’s premier tourist attractions and the only underground boat ride in the state of Kentucky, then come take advantage of our Fall Break Bash pricing to get the family underground.

Full information on our fall events can be found here. 


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