• Fall Family
  • Autumn leaves at the entryway of French Lick Springs Hotel
  • West Baden Spring with fall leaves
  • Autumn foliage at West Baden Springs Hotel

Fall into Autumn

There’s nothing like the sights and sensations of fall in southern Indiana. Fall foliage colors are at their peak here mid-October to early November, and with French Lick Resort tucked in the Hoosier National Forest, you will have views for miles during your visit. Experience fall the way it was meant to be enjoyed at French Lick Resort. 

25 Things To Do in French Lick This Fall

Aerial view of the West Baden Springs Hotel in fall

Our list of 25 Things To Do This Fall includes everything from hayrides to wine to championship golf, and even giraffes and grizzly bears. Get filled in on all the autumn activity in and around the resort.


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Fall Activities

Seize the opportunity to savor those picturesque fall days while they last. There’s no better time of year to take a trail ride through the woods on horseback. Take advantage of the great golfing weather and play 18 holes at one of our championship courses. We have all sorts of ways to get out and enjoy autumn at its peak.


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Family Friendly Fall

Little boy playing in the leaves

Celebrate the new season at French Lick Resort and join in our family-friendly events and activities all throughout October. Spend those picture-perfect fall days outdoors with hayrides and s’mores at our stables, and pick out a pumpkin to take home. Halloween events and daily children’s activities at KidsFest add to the family fun, with the warm fall foliage of southern Indiana providing the perfect backdrop.


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Children with pumpkins

We’ve got some treats and tricks planned to get you in the Halloween spirit. On October 13, bring your little ghosts and ghouls to our Legend of Dry Hollow Trick-or-Treat Walk to enjoy Halloween treats and entertainment, and then stay afterward to experience Flame in the Valley’s electrifying fire and glow performance. KidsFest lodge gets in on the fun, too, with face painting and ceramic pumpkin painting.


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Autumn Community Events

Fall Events in French Lick

French Lick and West Baden are bustling with fall activities and events the whole family will enjoy. From September 29 - October 28, Wilstem Ranch’s Animal Fall Fest lets you do the “Roos & Crew” kangaroo experience, bounce houses and more for just $10 per person. The 51st annual Orange County Pumpkin Festival runs from October 3-7 with booths, carnival fun and a parade through town on October 7. Art on the Green the weekend of October 12-14 features locally crafted art, jewelry, photography, textiles and more. Art on the Green also features food and live music, and be sure to stop by the Blackhawk Manor Wine Festival also taking place on the town green. If you’re feeling adventurous, venture onto the Psycho Path at Sleeping Bear Retreat, or step inside the Haunted Mansion.

Click here for more information on October attractions, such as pumpkin patches, farmers markets and Patoka Lake outings.


Thanksgiving Turkey

We’ll do the cooking. And you can enjoy more family time at an unforgettable holiday destination. Both our hotels are serving up Thanksgiving dinner with a different menu at each — so reserve a table and take a peek at the menu to see what we’ve got cooking.


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