13 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in and around Houston


Fall foliage spotting is a great excuse for a getaway, even if it is to a park within the city to soak up last bit of nature before winter sets in. Turn foliage spotting into a chance to hike, teach kids more about nature, and generally enjoy the fall season bounty. We have chosen a variety of destinations – some involve just taking an hour off to play in the leaves and others last a whole weekend.

1. Lost Maples State Park

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View big tooth maples in all their fall glory of flaming reds and oranges and yellows. There’s quite a bit to do here: hiking, wildlife and bird watching, fishing, photography, relaxing and stargazing.

Where: 37221 F.M. 187 Vanderpool, TX 78885.
Hours: Open daily 8 am to 5 pm.
Cost: Adults $6, kids 12 and under free for a daily visit.
Contact: 830-966-3413 (info), 512-389-8900 (reservations)

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