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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!

11/02/12 Color Report

Autumn color punctuates the road.

Fall has truly arrived in West Tennessee, with the leaves putting on a beautiful show for all to see along I-40 from Memphis to the Tennessee River to the mighty Mississippi. The vibrant oranges, yellows and pops of reds set the backdrop for any Tennessee road trip. Maples are starting to drop their leaves, but oaks, hickories and sumacs continue in vibrancy.

Wintry temperatures are not too far away, so now's the time to take a leisurely stroll at one of West Tennessee's state parks, including Chickasaw, Pickwick Landing and Reelfoot Lake state parks.

Beautiful colors can still be spotted in Southeast Tennessee where temperatures for this weekend are prime for fall activities with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

One of the best ways to see Tennessee's fall colors is to drive any of the 16 Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways.

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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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