Ozark Mountain Country is one of the best places in the nation to experience fall. An explosion of color paints the mountains and valleys of the area, inviting all to take a closer look at the scenery of Branson, Missouri. You can see fall colors about anywhere as the entire countryside is awash with hues of reds, oranges and yellows. However, there are five places in Branson you should definitely go to get great views in Branson.
My top five places to see fall colors in Branson include:
1) Table Rock Lakeshore Trail: Located near the Dewey Short Visitor Center, this 2.2 mile trail combines vibrant fall foliage with sparkling views of the lake.
2) Mark Twain National Forest: Head to the Hwy 86 portion of the Mark Twain National Forest. Travel on Hwy 13 through Lampe and Kimberling City for a relaxing, picturesque drive complimented by views of Table Rock Lake.
3) Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area: Tie you up your laces and take to the forest to see fall foliage up close. A hiking trail bordering Lake Taneycomo is a highlight.
4) Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area: Located between Branson and the entrance to Silver Dollar City, stop here for scenic vistas and access to hiking trails with sights of the White River Balds Natural Area.
5) Branson Landing: Walk the boardwalk path at the Landing to take in gorgeous views of the Lake Taneycomo bluffs in full autumn color.
Bonus: If you feel like venturing further for fall foliage sights, northwest Arkansas towns such as Jasper, Ponca and Silver Hill feature beautiful fall colors and border the Buffalo National River.
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