The Best Times And Places To View Fall Foliage In Louisiana

Louisiana isn’t known for the beautiful displays of fall colors that our northern friends experience, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still see the leaves change colors. Believe it or not, Louisiana does have some beautiful fall foliage, you just need to know when and where to look. The folks over at the Smoky Mountains have predicted when each state will see their peak fall foliage, so you can plan an epic road trip for prime time leaf-peeping. They just released their 2019 season predictions, so now we know when you can expect parts of Louisiana to break out in a colorful sea of reds, oranges, and yellows. Check out this interactive map to know when to see fall colors in Louisiana.

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To stay up to date on the fall foliage prediction dates and to know when to see fall colors in Louisiana, click here to head over to the Smoky Mountains prediction page. And be sure to get out and enjoy Louisiana fall foliage this season.

Are you looking forward to the cooler temperatures? What’s your favorite thing to do in the fall? Let us know your thoughts on fall in the comments below!

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When To See Fall Colors In Louisiana

August 24, 2019

What is there to do in Louisiana in the fall?

Louisiana is full of things to do in the fall. Since the temperatures are much cooler than they are in the summer, you can expect countless festivals to pepper the state from September all the way through fall. Pumpkin patches and corn mazes will open up in mid-September, and the always-thrilling haunted houses will begin their spooky Halloween run around the end of September and usually run through the first week of November.

Where can I see the best fall foliage in Louisiana?

While Louisiana isn’t known for our dazzling displays of fall foliage, Louisiana does have some beautiful fall foliage, if you know where to look. The northern part of the state is the best bet to view peak foliage in Louisiana, and state parks are always a great option. North and South Toledo Bend State Park, Chemin-A-Haut State Park, and Lake Claiborne State Park are all great options for viewing the fall foliage.

Why should I visit Louisiana in the fall?

Since the temperatures are much more bearable in the fall than in the summer, fall is a great time of year to visit Louisiana. Festivals are taking place just about every weekend throughout the state, and the weather makes outdoor activities a welcome treat.