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Fall Foliage in East Texas

Fall Foliage in East Texas

In the Piney Woods Section of East Texas surrounding Tyler, there are ample opportunities to view fall foliage in its colorful magnificence via a number of scenic drives!

The hardwood trees of the area put on a beautiful display of yellows, oranges and reds.

The maples, oaks, gum and other species come into their peak usually in late October and November, depending on temperatures and rainfall, and days of sunlight.

 

Fall foliage along the back roads of East Texas
Fall foliage along the back roads of East Texas

The fall in Tyler and surrounding East Texas areas is alive with vibrant fall foliage, and a great time to drive the back roads, and scenic byways.

Included below are a series of photographs of East Texas fall foliage, and some suggested days trips from Tyler to view the colors of autumn.

Suggested Side Trips from Tyler to View Fall Foliage

The days are clear and cool ... time for fall foliage in Tyler and East Texas!The days are clear and cool ... time for fall foliage in Tyler and East Texas!

The fall in Tyler and surrounding East Texas areas is alive with vibrant fall foliage, and a great time to drive the back roads, and scenic byways. Highway 14 from Tyler north by Tyler State Park and on to Winnsboro, and Highway 16 from Lindale to Winona are among our favorites. Virtually any farm-to-market road, county road and state highway offer excellent drives within a few minutes of Tyler. Many cities and towns like Nacogdoches have foliage tours and festivals.

Tyler is an excellent starting point for those taking day trips from Dallas, Houston, Austin or Shreveport, and offers a large selection of hotels and B&Bs, and restaurants.

Get off the beaten path, and explore East Texas in several directions, and see and visit:

Love's Lookout - beautiful 30-mile vista of fall colors to the East, located between Jacksonville and Tyler on U.S. 69 ... great picnic location!

Nacogdoches - offers the Deep East Texas Fall Foliage Trail, looping from Nacogdoches thru Alto, Crockett, Livingston, Newton, Hemphill, San Augustine and Shelbyville.

Jacksonville - to the south of Tyler on U.S. 69, features a beautiful drive around Lake Jacksonville

Edom - a quaint village just west of Tyler surrounded by lovely countryside scenes and forests ... festivals, potters, artists, garden centers, restaurants, eclectic shopping

Canton - site of the famous First Monday Trade Days each month, an easy 45-minute drive west of Tyler through rolling hills and ranches

Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas, located on historic US Highway 80, and close to many country roads with bright fall colors. North of Tyler via U.S. Highway 271.

Rusk - ride the Texas State Railroad to Palestine, and back, in fall. This historic railroad offers steam train excursions through 25 miles of scenic piney woods and hardwood creek bottoms Texas amidst a backdrop of rolling hills, nature and wildlife.

Uncertain Texas - on the moss-draped cypress shores of Caddo Lake near Karnack

Tyler State Park - a short drive north of the city on Highway 14, built around a lake, provides overnight camping venues, mountain biking, picnicking, hiking and more. Continuing the drive along Highway 14 from Tyler State Park to the north towards Hawkins and the Winnsboro area offers many choices for fall foliage viewing.

Tyler Rose Garden - Tyler is the Rose Capital of America, the home of the nation's largest municipal rose garden. It features more than just 40,000 rose bushes, including a wooded area with towering trees, and numerous Japanese Maples that sport bright fall foliage.

Joinerville - learn and see first hand the places where the famous East Texas Oil Field were discovered, and enjoy the brilliant fall colors on the backroads and countryside near Henderson, just east of Tyler

Longview - historic buildings, shopping, restaurants, hot air balloon festival

Marshall - Marshall Pottery, Railroad Museum, more

Uncertain - on the shores of Caddo Lake near Jefferson and Karnack

Tyler and the counties and cities of East Texas

Photographs of Fall Foliage in East Texas

Maple tree fall colors at peak in East Texas
Maple tree fall colors at peak in East Texas

Maple leaves at peak color in Tyler Texas
Maple leaves at peak color in Tyler Texas

Fall foliage in East Texas
Fall foliage in East Texas

Beautiful back roads of East Texas in autumn
Beautiful back roads of East Texasin autumn

Fall foliage around a lake in East Texas
Fall foliage around a lake in East Texas

Maple tree in full fall color near Tyler Texas
Maple tree in full fall color near Tyler Texas

Fall foliage in East Texas
Fall foliage in East Texas

Fall foliage in East Texas
Fall foliage in East Texas

Dogwood tree at peak fall color in East Texas
Dogwood tree at peak fall color in East Texas

Fall foliage in East Texas
Fall foliage in East Texas

Office building and Fall foliage in Tyler Texas on Loop 323
Office building and Fall foliage in Tyler Texas on Loop 323

Quiet country road in the fall in the Piney Woods of East Texas
Quiet country road in the fall in the Piney Woods of East Texas

Beauty Berry - A fall native in East Texas
Beauty Berry - A fall native in East Texas

Fall foliage in East Texas
Fall foliage in East Texas

Fall foliage in East Texas
Fall foliage in East Texas

Other Sources of East Texas Fall Foliage Information

VisitTyler Fall Tours (PDF)

Fall Foliage in Texas State Parks



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