Fall in Texas is more likely to include “chili” meals than “chilly” weather, but my favorite color is still “October.”
Autumn is a great time to visit some of Texas’ great state parks to enjoy hiking, camping, and horseback riding while the weather is glorious. If you don’t enjoy camping in the rough, never fear. Several state parks have more “civilized” cabins for rent at extremely reasonable prices. Since each state park on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website has a “History” tab (among other things), a camping trip can also provide educational benefits…though your kids will be having so much fun, they may never notice that they’re learning.
Here are some great state parks where you can see beautiful fall foliage when the temperatures start to dip.
History of the Palo Duro Canyon. Good stuff! 🙂
According to the Fall Foliage Report Archives, best color runs late October through mid-November.
Check the sites for camping and hiking possibilities to take advantage of this beautiful season!