Beautiful Fall Foliage Displays Can Be Seen in Athens, Texas

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Now is the time to visit Athens to see the beautiful fall foliage displays of East Texas. Autumn color will be looking its best through the end of November.

Visitors to Athens, Texas can take the 55-mile self-guided driving trail to view the fall colors of East Texas.

Vibrant autumn colors dominate the landscape along Athens' Scenic Fall Foliage Driving Trail.

"Henderson County has breathtaking scenic highways and byways that are identified on the Scenic Fall Foliage Driving Trail," said Sherri Skeeters, tourism coordinator for the City of Athens Department of Tourism. Now is the time to visit Athens to see the beautiful fall foliage displays of East Texas. The City of Athens Department of Tourism offers a scenic driving trail for visitors to take this fall season to view the fall foliage.

The 55-mile self-guided driving trail begins and ends at the Athens Partnership Center, located at 201 W. Corsicana Street.

The scenic driving trail includes several points of interest such as the NY-TX Zipline Adventures, located atop the highest point in Henderson County; the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, where visitors can walk the interpretive wetland trail and learn about the hatchery; next visitors can stroll through the gardens at the East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society and view the fall foliage from the Arboretum’s observation deck; Tara Vineyard and Winery is the oldest winery in Henderson County and offers a panoramic view of the rolling hills of East Texas including the stately Murchison Home, which overlooks the vineyard.

Athens is located 75 miles southeast of Dallas on U.S. Highway 175. Autumn color is expected to last through the end of November. For more information or to request a free visitor's guide, please call 888-294-2847 or visit to download the interactive map.

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