Fall is a great time to get outside and enjoy the cooler weather and head out for some festive family activities. A major contributor in long-term recovery and preventing relapse is steering clear of triggers. The best way to do that is to change your old habits and routines. Surround yourself with positive people, places and activities. Tracking your health and wellness goals on your JourneyPure Coaching™ app? There are some beautiful places in and nearby Bowling Green to get some fun physical activity in. If you’re not an outdoorsy type, we’ve got you covered too.
Things To Explore
Fall festivals, pumpkin patches and more – all the season has to offer at Jackson’s Orchard. From apple picking to pumpkin patches, hayrides and a corn maze, the whole family can find something at this popular fall destination. For more fall festivals taking place in surrounding cities, click here. And for more family fun, head out to Chaney’s Dairy Barn for farm tours, ice cream, outdoor music and movies.
Cave Country – People come from all over the country to explore the longest cave system known in the world, Mammoth Cave. There are an array of tour options and other outdoor activities to take in like kayaking and canoeing. Want to add ziplining to your cave tour? Visit Hidden River Cave.
The Best Views – What better way to see fall foliage than soaring more than 2000 feet above land in a Hot air balloon excursion. Any day of the week, gather a group of friends for some incredible views that stretch 30 miles on a clear day.
Hiking – Hiking a beautiful trail and connecting with nature is a great way to clear your mind while getting a healthy dose of exercise into your day. If you’d like to join others with the same passion for hitting the trails, join the Bowling Green Hiking MeetUp group. If this is a new activity for you, this is a great way to meet new people find a trail that’s right for you. Interested in paddling or cycling? Meetup has sister sites: Bowling Green Canoe and Kayak Meet-up and Bowling Green League of cyclists.
Indoor Fun Not a fan of the outdoors? Not a problem in Bowling Green. An obvious destination for car lovers is the National Corvette Museum which features over 80 corvettes in periodic settings, from classics to the modern-day Stingray. The collection is always rotating so there are opportunities for multiple trips. You can also take in some Bowling Green history at the Kentucky Museum and while you’re there walk the beautiful Western Kentucky University campus.
Chris Clancy is the in-house Content Manager for JourneyPure’s Digital Marketing team, where he gets to explore a wide variety of substance abuse- and mental health-related topics. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist and researcher, with strong working knowledge of hospital systems, health insurance, content strategy, and public relations. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two kids.