Four Places to View Fall Foliage

November 7, 2020 Lee Rennick, The Rutherford Source

Middle Tennessee is a great place to be to see fall foliage. In fact, Travel + Leisure highlighted Franklin as one of the best places in the U.S. to see fall foliage. While we agree, Franklin is a great place to visit, Murfreesboro and surrounding areas provide an array of places to get out of the house and enjoy the burst of reds, yellows, oranges, and browns of foliage as it explodes in beauty.

Whether your thing is exploring nature, exploring history, exploring culture, or exploring someplace off the beaten track, you’ll find a place to see nature’s bounty erupt in Middle Tennessee this Fall.

Chartered under the National Park Service on April 28, 1896, Stones River National Battlefield offers 26 acres of forested area with seven miles of walking trails – some paved and some not — that connect to the City of Murfreesboro’s Greenway system. The Greenway system offers fifteen more miles of paved trails that run along the Stones River and Lytle Creek.

The walk not only offers natural beauty, but also interpretive outposts explaining what happened during the battle. One of the bloodiest battles of the war, the trails are sad to be haunted.