4 Smoky Mountain Seasons

4 Smoky Mountain Seasons – Each season has lots to offer visitors coming to the Great Smoky Mountains! Any season is the best season to visit. Open year ’round are outlet malls and unique shops.  Also open are family fun parks, museums, dinner theaters, and historic districts and historic places. These include The Old Mill, Historic Downtown Sevierville and others.

There are special events during each of the 4 Smoky Mountain Seasons — festivals, parades, special events, and more!

Fall Season – the 4 Smoky Mountain Seasons Favorite

4 smoky mountain seasonsFall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year in the Great Smoky Mountains. In late September or early October, leaves begin to change to brilliant shades of yellow, gold, red, and orange. Therefore, it’s a wonderful time to drive through the National Park to view mountain vistas and capture pictures.  You can choose from sunrises, sunsets, fall foliage, wildlife, mountain streams, historic buildings, beautiful meadows and majestic mountain ranges.

This is a highly popular season to visit the Smoky Mountains because of the way Autumn paints our already beautiful area. Leaves change to brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow around mid-October.  This causes the Smokies to appear as if it were a rare painting by a famous artist. Popular activities during Fall include scenic drives, family fun parks, fishing, hiking, and zip lining.  More about Fall

Summer Season

summerSummer in the Smoky Mountains brings those long-anticipated temperatures for outdoor adventures — whitewater rafting, river tubing, hiking, fishing, zip lining, and lots more activities. You can enjoy theme parks, family fun parks, attractions, and scenic drives through magnificent mountain terrains.  So these are just some of the fun things the Smokies have to offer during summertime.

Make the Smokies your summer vacation destination, year after year.  As a result, you will never run out of fun things to do and most of all find opportunities to make lifetime memories.  More about Summer

Spring Season

Springtime in the Smokies
Spring brings somewhat warmer temperatures; you will probably need a light jacket for mornings and evenings. With the opening of Dollywood in late March each year, thousands of people gather in Pigeon Forge to once again experience a fun day at this famous theme park. Most noteworthy, this is a great season to take a hike in the national park or go fishing  in a mountain stream. Especially relevant are the many outdoor activities and attractions to enjoy, including the annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage.  More about Spring

Winter Season

Smoky Mountain Winter brings fresh fallen snow throughout the towns situated at entrances to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In higher elevations, such as Mt. LeConte, there might be as much as two feet or more of snow.  There may be 15″ of snow at Newfound Gap.  Park roads will probably close temporarily due to weather conditions such as ice and snow.

Winterfest, an annual event, kicks off the second week in November in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. This special event continues through February 28 of the following year.  Especially relevant are all the activities offered during this period of time.  More about Winter

Smoky Mountain Getaway

Consequently, no matter which of the 4 Smoky Mountain Seasons you enjoy the most, the Smoky Mountains is the best place for a relaxing getaway.  You will find accommodations of all types to suit your taste and budget.  There are fully furnished cabins, simple to luxury hotels, luxury condos, resorts, and campgrounds.  Therefore, navigate our site and make a lodging reservation, then decide all the fun things you want to do during your getaway.  Most of all be sure to bring your camera to capture those special moments and beautiful scenery. 

Also open is Cades Cove — America’s favorite outdoor museum.