Fall officially begins Saturday, and watching the leaves change is one of the best ways to enjoy it.
The best displays of fall foliage happens when there is a period of warm and sunny days along with cool nighttime temperatures. The leaves change color mainly in response to the decrease of daily sunlight.
In North Texas, fall colors don’t typically reach their peak until middle to late October. Fall color depends on location and timing. It starts earlier at higher altitudes and in northern regions than it does in lower elevations or farther south.
Based on this map, the best time to see fall foliage in our state this year is late October and early November. The amount of fall foliage color varies across the region ranging from muted to vibrant.
Here in North Texas, the dominant colors are red and yellow.
According to tourtexas.com, some of the top places to see fall foliage are in Central and East Texas.
1. Garner State Park, Cocan Texas
Best time to go: Late October
2. Lost Maples State National Area, Vanderpool Texas
Best time to go: Middle of November
3. Daingerfield State Park, Daingerfield Texas
Best time to go: End of October or end of November