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Posted on 09 | 27 | 14 in Trace Blog
Fall foliage along the Natchez Trace is coming up!
In middle to late October, the maple, hickory, oak and other hardwood trees begin to change colors and visitors have the opportunity to view the beautiful fall foliage along the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Each fall, as sunlight decreases, it signals the plant to stop producing chlorophyll. The best conditions to create fall color are when the autumn days are mild and sunny, and the evenings are cool and crisp, but not freezing. Ideal foliage is sparked by a warm, wet spring, a typical summer, and sunny autumn days with cool nights. While it is impossible to predict the peak time to see colors along the Natchez Trace, you can take a look at these locations that may help you plan your trip.
Locations to Enjoy the Fall Color in Tennessee:
Locations to Enjoy the Fall Color in Alabama and Mississippi:
Remember that colors change on a daily basis and driving the Natchez Trace Parkway provides an opportunity to see something different at each milepost!
To learn more about the Natchez Trace Parkway and plan your trip, give us a call at 866.TRACE56 (872-2356) or visit scenictrace.com. Follow the Natchez Trace on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @TheNatchezTrace
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Fall Color Credit: National Park Service