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"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" surely speaks of Tennessee's spectacular seasonal display. Dazzling colors await you around every curve during leaf-peeping season. Think of it as nature putting on a daily show. Yellow poplar and hickories rival the sun for brilliance; sassafras explodes in orange; red maples show off finery, ruby to russet.

Fall's heading our way! Gear up to head to Tennessee for autumn's awe-inspiring grandeur. Our foliage reports are coming soon, to guide you to Tennessee's sweetest spots of color. Stay tuned!

10/26/11 Color Report

Unwind in nature's paintbox.

In West Tennessee, fall leaves are becoming more colorful as the cool nights continue. Take a scenic drive along Highway 203 through Burnt Church and Highway 69 South through Walnut Grove to see the colors unfold.

Shiloh National Battlefield now offers auto and bike tours throughout the park, showing off great views of fall foliage.

Vibrant colors can still be seen all over the Upper Cumberland. Dogwood leaves have turned red and the branches are now covered with berries. The sourwoods are the brightest red, maples are beautiful gold orange and hickories are showing off with their gold.

In the Great Smoky Mountains, color is pervasive, with subdued oranges and golds with reds mixed in. With cooperative weather, vibrant color will last into November.

In Northeast Tennessee., vibrant colors are abundant. Bay's Mountain in Kingsport is a great place to take in the beautiful fall hues.

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Adventure Notes

Color it Wild

Wildlife, including black bear and white-tailed deer, abounds throughout the Smokies. Clearly, this is a leaf peeper's heaven. Hike, cycle, or horseback ride, with miles of trails carpeted with vibrant leaves. Waterfalls, rock scrambles and, of course, technicolor foliage, thrillingly contrast with evergreens.

Bring Along a Friend

Whether for a golf foursome, a spirited whitewater adventure, a cycling sprint or a relaxing trail jaunt, life and the lovely vistas in Tennessee are made all the sweeter when shared.

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