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. 

Cooler than normal temperatures in September has caused this year's fall colors to start earlier than normal.

However, the first three weeks of October have been a little warmer than normal which has slowed down the color changing process. The first slideshow below are pictures taken October 22, 2020 - lots of color near the northern terminus but not to peak yet. Won't be long though as temperatures cool off over the next several days.

North Tennessee (milepost 425 - 440) taken October 22, 2020.

Northernmost section of the parkway is still several days away from peak foliage.

Tennessee - northwest Alabama and northeast Mississippi - Central Mississippi

Tennessee (pictures taken in previous years)

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 (pictures taken in previous years)

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 (pictures taken in previous years)

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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