Where and When to See Natchez Trace Fall Colors

Based on hundreds of photos taken during several fall foliage seasons on the Natchez Trace Parkway we have determined the following "average" dates of at or near peak fall colors. 

Tennessee - northwest Alabama and northeast Mississippi - Central Mississippi

2019 Natchez Trace Fall Foliage Update

Color Report for November 7, 2019 by the National Park Service

The fall colors are at their peak north of the Meriwether Lewis site (milepost 385.9). From Colbert Ferry (milepost 327.3) north into Tennessee fall colors are approaching peak color (about 45-50% of their full color).

The Tupelo area is finally showing some reds, light oranges and yellows along the Parkway. The color is about 35% in this area.

Colors have started to show in the Jackson, MS area south to the southern terminus. Light reds and yellows are visible around the Rocky Springs campground at milepost 54.8

The park service provides weekly fall foliage reports, see: www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/fall-colors.htm

Tennessee

Tennessee is typically at or near peak foliage colors from October 24 thru November 9.

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Click on links below to view more fall foliage pictures from these Tennessee sections of the Natchez Trace Parkway:

northwest Alabama and northeast Mississippi

northwest Alabama and northeast Mississippi are typically at or near peak foliage colors from October 27 thru November 11.

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Click on links below to view more fall foliage pictures from these northwest Alabama and northeast Mississippi sections of the Natchez Trace Parkway:

central Mississippi

Central Mississippi is typically at or near peak foliage colors from November 3 thru November 20.

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Click on links below to view more fall foliage pictures from these central Mississippi sections of the Natchez Trace Parkway:

The national park service website for the Natchez Trace Parkway has some great info about where and when to view fall colors on the Trace, including weekly reports from this year with dates and locations, see: www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/fall-colors.htm


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