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Fall Foliage

Photo of Nacogdoches Garden in the fall with vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and greens

Photo by Paul Bellinger

When is the best time to visit?

Photo of Japanese Maple Trees in various Fall colors like red, yellow and orange

Fall Foliage 2022

Photo taken by Wendy Floyd on 11/24/2022 
Nacogdoches is home to spectacular fall color, but we have to wait a bit longer than our northern neighbors. We typically begin to see changes after our first frost, which has not yet happened this year (10/28/2022.)
We have started to see some color, but we expect peak to happen toward the end of November, early December this year! Just in time for the Nine Flags Christmas Parade on December 3rd.
We will continue to update this page, so check back often! You can also call the Visitor Center at 936-564-7351 or email for real-time updates.

Update 11/17/2022: We've had cooler temperatures and a good frost, so we expect to see more and more color each day! We predict the end of November to be the best time to visit.

Update 11/25/2022: Fall Color is here! Now is a great time to see the colors. Peak color should last a couple of weeks, so come see us soon!

Update 11/30/22: Many leaves are beginning to fall already due to rain. Make plans to visit ASAP!

Update 12/8/22: Most of the leaves have fallen at this point. We hope you got to experience this year's show! Stay tuned for Azalea season mid-March to mid-April!

Best spots to see Fall Foliage in Nacogdoches:

  • Ruby Mize Azalea Garden: The garden is known for it's beautiful Azalea blooms in the Spring, but also for the variety of Japanese Maple Trees and other flora that turn in the Fall.
  • Plaza Principal, Downtown Nacogdoches (Shopping, Dining, Wine Tasting and more!)
  • Texas Highway 21, also known as the historic El Camino Real has stunning Autumn views
  • Ag Pond on the Stephen F. Austin State University Campus
  • Millard's Crossing Historic Village
  • Lanana Creek Trail - Creek lined trail with beautiful trees and historic markers

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