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Foliage

Tennessee offers a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees. In the spring, blooming dogwood trees and rhododendron draw tourists by the thousands, especially to the Knoxville area. Leaves are normally fully out by late April/early May throughout the state.

Fall foliage is spectacular as well, particularly in the mountains of East Tennessee. In that region, color change begins in early October and peaks around the third week of the month. Deciduous trees are usually bare by Thanksgiving. In Middle and West Tennessee, color change begins in mid-October and peaks by Halloween. Deciduous trees are normally bare by early December.