Natchez Trace State Park Named one of the best places to see fall foliage in Tennessee
Natchez Trace State Park was listed as one of the top places in Tennessee to see fall foliage. And it's already beginning to make an appearance, but it'll peak near the end of the month.
“There's lots and lots of space here to get out and say all sorts of different kinds of leaves. And we're just now kind of getting started in the beginning of the end of the leaf changing time. You know, we're probably going to take somewhere towards the end October or the peak time for viewing," said Natchez Trace State Park Manager Chris Hill.
He says the park is beautiful during the fall season, “I'm partial to water and there are four lakes here in the area. And they always make for a very good view. When the leaves really get into their peak, their reflection of the water always makes for a good view and picture opportunities around the lakes.”
Tennessee Home and Farm ranked Natchez Trace as one of the six best places to see fall foliage, but looking at leaves isn’t the only thing to do at the 48,000-acre park.
“Hiking is always a big activity here at the park. We have several miles of hiking trail day use and overnight hiking trails. We have a lot of fishing opportunities and just in general outdoor recreation … camping is very popular this time of year," Hill said.
Hill is looking forward to the Natchez Trace fall festival set for October 29th.
“I invite everyone to come out to that; it’ll be similar to a trunk or treat with games for the kids," said Hill.
There’s no need to travel far to see fall foliage, one of the best places in the state is right in your backyard at Natchez Trace State Park