Few traditions better encompass the atmosphere of autumn than going outside to enjoy cooler air and colorful leaves. In North Texas, fall colors typically peak in late November so you have plenty of time to prepare for your next outing. Here are our top spots to capture the changing seasons in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the go-to spot for capturing vivid fall colors in the Fort. The vistas of large oak trees and natural Texas fauna are complemented by curated flowers and shrubbery throughout the grounds. Most famous are the Japanese Garden’s Maple trees, which turn bright shades of red, yellow and orange.
Fort Worth Water Gardens
Downtown’s urban oasis is well known for it’s photogenic waterfalls, pools and landscape architecture, yet, the eye-popping colors add to the appeal in the autumn months. The most notable features are the towering cedar trees ringing the “quiet pool," where warm colors complement the relaxing atmosphere.
Marion Sansom Park
Marion Sansom Park consists of steep hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and thousands of trees bursting with color. Wanting to ramp up the adrenaline? The park is a popular mountain-biking location.
Bisected by the Trinity Trails, Oakmont Park’s massive oak trees provide a canopy of shade that becomes a canvas of beautiful colors come Fall. Follow the paved trails for endless tree tunnels and criss crossing bridges over tributaries of the Trinity River.
The River District
Colorful trees line the banks of the Trinity through the aptly named river district. The colorful landscape of the River Bend Natural Area lies just south of the Trinity and can be accessed only via trails. Airfield Falls, the largest natural waterfall in the area, can be found a short distance away.
Others great locations
- TCU Campus
- Fort Worth Zoo
- Eagle Mountain Park
- Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
- Gateway Park
- Fort Worth's Golf Courses