The Dallas-Fort Worth area is alive with the beautiful colors of the fall! Everywhere you look, you’ll see gorgeous reds, browns, oranges, and yellows. If you love looking at these fall colors and want to take a relaxing scenic drive in the DFW area, here are some of the best routes to take.
The Palo Pinto Mountains are a short drive from the Metro area, but they are absolutely stunning in the fall. The acres of trees provide plenty of opportunities for pictures and for hiking. Mineral Well State Park, located in the mountains, is a great place to camp out and relax. Another park, Possum Kingdom State Park, is also near the area. If you’re the adventuring type, bring a canoe and take a ride down the Brazos River! Take a drive on Farm Road 4 or Highway 16 to see the fall foliage on the go.
Another nearby area to see fall foliage is around Tyler, Texas. Tyler Sate Park is a quite nice this time of year. You can also drive through Tyler’s tree-lined streets and visit the Tyler Rose Garden, although there may not be many roses in bloom this time of year.
Take a drive up to the Cedar Ridge Preserve to get both a great view of fall foliage and a nice view of the Metro area. It’s only about 20 minutes from Dallas. With more than 600 acres and 10 miles of hiking trails, you’ll find a lot to see. The preserve is at 755 feet above sea level, so you can look out and see pretty far. A native plant nursery and butterfly garden are also options.
Finally, you can enjoy the fall foliage without ever leaving the city if you visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. While it’s not a drive, definitely take the time to walk through the 66 acres of trees, gardens, and flowerbeds during this time of the year.