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What is there to do when visiting French Lick Farms? Fall Edition

Well, I thought blogging was going to be super easy...man, it's a lot of work! If anyone has some amazing tips on how to make it easier, I am all ears!


On to more important things...like Fall, my most favorite season at the farm.


Every once in a while when guests come to visit they ask.... What can we do while we are at the farm? Do we have to leave the farm? Will we get bored? #travel


So, I thought I would take on answering this by season and provide a few of our favorite things to do when visiting. This edition is titled: FALL.


 

FALL

SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER


Fall in French Lick is a truly enchanting time of year. The air becomes crisp, the leaves transform into a kaleidoscope of colors, and the entire region seems to come alive with the spirit of the season. Ever time I turn around there is a cool event or activity going on that I don't want to miss! We are just 10 minutes from the heart of West Baden/French Lick so we invite you to plan your trip to experience the best that fall has to offer in this charming corner of Indiana.


**Fall at French Lick Farms:**

As you step onto the sprawling 80-acre property of French Lick Farms, you'll immediately be greeted by the warm and inviting ambiance of fall. The changing leaves create a picturesque backdrop for your stay, whether you choose the rustic lodge, the unique treehouse, or RV camping. Here are some of the highlights:


**1. The Enchanting Treehouse Retreat:** Perched amidst the treetops, our one-of-a-kind treehouse offers a unique and cozy getaway. Wake up to the rustling leaves, sip your morning coffee on your private deck, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the season.




**2. The Expansive Lodge:** Set in the middle of the property, the lodge features 4 unique rooms that can be rented individually or combines for larger groups. Our expansive front proch allows for morning coffee or evening cocktails overlooking the expanisve property where you can enjoy the serenity of nature.



**3. The 5 RV Sites:** When you first enter the property, we have set up 5 unique RV sites that feature power and water with unique views of the property and lake. Site 1-5 give you a different view of the property based on your preferences.



**4. Scenic Hiking Trails:** French Lick Farms boasts scenic hiking trails that come alive with the vibrant hues of autumn. Explore the property and discover the beauty of the season at your own pace.



**5. Pet-Friendly:** Don't leave your furry friends behind. French Lick Farms welcomes pets, ensuring that the entire family can enjoy the fall festivities.


**Events in French Lick:**

French Lick and the surrounding area come alive with a variety of events during the fall season. Here are some highlights:


**1. French Lick Scenic Railway:** Take a ride on the historic French Lick Scenic Railway, offering picturesque views of fall foliage and special seasonal events.


**2. French Lick Resort and Casino:** Indulge in luxury and entertainment at the iconic French Lick Resort and Casino. Enjoy world-class dining, spa treatments, and gaming.


**3. Fall Festivals:** French Lick and nearby towns host charming fall festivals, featuring local artisans, delicious food, and live music. There are so many to choose from including:


** Block Bash - Held each year in French Lick it features a carving competition and carving auction. Its a multi-day event, we attended this year and it was truly amazing - the talent was spectacular! We bought an amazing piece at the aution and can't wait to display it at the farm! Block Bash French Lick, Indiana (bearhollowwoodcarvers.com)



** Farmers Market - continues in Orleans through the end of October each year. Orange County HomeGrown - Home


** Fall Folliage Wine Cruise - typically takes place from September to October at Patoka Lake Marina: Wine Cruises — Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging


** Annual Orange County Pumpkin Festival: At Abbeydale Hall in West Baden Spring. Orange County Pumpkin Festival | French Lick IN | Facebook


** Art on the Green - Oct 13-Oct 15, 2023 - Held in Paoli Indiana Art On The Green | Facebook


** Orleans Fall Festival: October 14, 2023 - Downtown Orleans Events & Links – Historic Orleans


** Mitchell Persimmion Festival - Sept 23-30, 2023 - Downtown Mitchell, IN Mitchell Persimmon Festival – Sponsored by The Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce


** Chandelier Barn Market - Montgomery, IN - Fall: Spetepmber 15 & 16, 2023 Christmas: November 10 & 11th, 2023. Market Info | ChandelierBarnMarket


**4. Winery Tours:** Explore local wineries and vineyards, indulging in wine tastings against the backdrop of autumn's beauty.


**5. Outdoor Adventures:** Embark on day trips to nearby Hoosier National Forest or Patoka Lake for hiking, fishing, and boating.


**6. Horseback Riding:** Enjoy guided horseback rides through the scenic trails of French Lick.


**7. Golfing Getaways:** Tee off at the renowned golf courses in the area, surrounded by stunning fall scenery.


**8. Historic Tours:** Explore the history of French Lick with guided tours, including visits to the historic West Baden Springs Hotel.


**Fall Foodie Delights:**

Fall is also the perfect time to savor local culinary delights. Indulge in comfort food, apple cider, pumpkin-flavored treats, and farm-to-table dining experiences at nearby restaurants.


**Plan Your Fall Getaway:**

To make the most of your fall getaway, be sure to check the local events calendar for specific dates and details of autumn festivals and activities in the area. Whether you're seeking relaxation, outdoor adventures, or a taste of local culture, French Lick and French Lick Farms have something for everyone.


Don't miss the opportunity to experience the magic of fall in French Lick. Book your stay at French Lick Farms today and embark on an unforgettable autumn adventure amid the changing leaves and vibrant local culture. This fall, create cherished memories in the heart of Southern Indiana.




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