The road into the park was stunning in its own right with amazing fall color.
I miss the North Eastern autumn leaves, so this park was a real treat.
There are a lot of Shortleaf and Loblolly Pines in the park, but Blackjack Oak, Sweetgum, Post Oak, and Dogwood, punch in the color.
Of the 16 miles of trails and we chose the one that loops around the lake called Lake Shore Trail.
Not too long a hike at 2.1 miles, but it gave us a great flavor of what Tyler has to offer.
Can you believe the color?
Most of my years in Texas have been spent in the Houston area where fall means brown.
With a few exceptions like the Bradford Pear, the leaves just dry up and fall off.
|Bench with a perfect view of the lake on the Lake Shore Trail|
We may need to make this a new fall tradition.
I could get behind that completely.
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