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Branson Fall Colors

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Branson Fall Colors

Hi All,

I am planning to visit Branson this weekend (Nov 11th, 12th) for viewing fall colors. Is it good time to visit? will there be any fall colors left out? Also, please suggest some scenic routes.

Not expecting anything else except from scenic views and Fall colors. Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Branson Fall Colors

The best place to check is https:/…fall-colors. They've got some nice drives listed to see the best color.

Southwest Missouri has probably reached its best color of the season. A majority of maples are either showing their best color or have past their best color of the fall. Hickories are ranging from yellows to golden bronze to brown and falling. Bald cypress in towns are starting to turn bronze. Dogwoods and sassafras trees are dropping their leaves. Oaks are still either green (the vast majority of them) or are brown and dropping leaves. Several days of hard freezes have probably stopped most additional progress of fall color. How it plays out will depend on the duration of the freezes and how cold it got in each location.

Fall Color Hot Spots

Communities remain the best places to see fall color on maples and bald cypress. Suggested rural drives include

US 65, north from the Arkansas line to the Highlandville exit in Christian County;

The Ozark Mountain Highroad (MO 465), around the northwest side of Branson from US 65 to MO 76;

US 160, east/southeast from US 65 to the Mark Twain School (north of Protem);

Along MO 245 near Stockton Lake; and

MO 59 from Anderson south to Noel.

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2. Re: Branson Fall Colors

A little East of Branson, but the Glade Top Trail south of Ava, MO is wonderful in the fall.

Edited: 27 November 2017, 22:17
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