Texas October 17, 2017
This One Town In Texas Has Some Of The Most Magical Fall Foliage In The State
It’s no secret that Texas is full of breathtaking fall foliage. Lost Maples, McKittrick Canyon, Garner State Park…the list goes on. The only problem is that those places are nowhere near each other! Seeing autumnal leaves at more than one location requires a road trip across the state – unless you’re in Boerne. This one hill country town has four different parks in or near it that boast some of the most stunning fall scenery you’ve ever seen.
1. Guadalupe River State Park
This breathtaking park runs for four miles along the Guadalupe River and features 13 miles of hiking and biking trails, ranging in length from .26 to 2.86 miles, meaning there's something for all fitness levels. If a day trip isn't enough time for you to take in the beautiful scenery, feel free to camp overnight at one of 85 sites with water and electricity or one of nine walk-in tent sites. While you're there, partake in swimming, fishing, tubing, canoeing, picnicking, geocaching, bird-watching, and more fun outdoor activities as you marvel at the stunning foliage surrounding you.
3350 Park Rd 31, Spring Branch, TX 78070
2. Cibolo Nature Center & Farm
There are over 100 acres of land at Cibolo Nature Center! That's quite a large opportunity to see some gorgeous fall leaves. Maybe you'll want to relax in a rocking chair or hammock at the visitor's center as you admire Mother Nature's flawless work, or perhaps you'd like to explore the park's four different ecosystems and see how the foliage differs between them. During your visit, don't miss out on the nearby Heff Farm! It holds a farmers market every Saturday that's easily one of the best in the state.
140 City Park Rd, Boerne, TX 78006
3. Joshua Springs Park & Preserve
Everyone can enjoy the season at Joshua Springs Park & Preserve. The 400+ acres of land includes a dog park, 2 miles of ADA-compliant trails with picnic tables, a pond for catch-and-release fishing, observation blinds for birds and wildlife, a children's playground, and more. The Ring Mountain Event Center at the top of the hill provides spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding landscape - an awe-inspiring scene no matter what time of year, but even more amazing in the fall.
716 FM 289, Comfort, Texas 78013
4. Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area
Kreutzberg Canyon is every bird-watcher's dream, especially this time of year. Featuring three separate observation blinds and six distinct wildlife habitats throughout the 117-acre park, you'll undoubtedly see a species you've been waiting to check off your list. There are also three miles of scenic trails, providing ample opportunity to catch a glimpse of a jackrabbit or other hill country creature! With breathtaking views like this, we guarantee you'll never want to leave.
143 Mark Twain Dr, Boerne, TX 78006
As if you needed another reason to convince you to visit Boerne, it was also rated one of the
happiest places in America!
Have you ever been to any of these parks during the fall? Which one is your favorite? Let us know!