Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year in the Great Smoky Mountains

In early to mid-October, Fall leaves begin to change to brilliant shades of yellow, gold, red, and orange.

fallFall is a wonderful time to drive through the National Park to view mountain vistas and capture pictures of sunrises and sunsets.  You will also enjoy fall foliage, wildlife, mountain streams, historic buildings, beautiful meadows and majestic mountain ranges.

A Popular Season

One of the most popular seasons to visit our area is in the Fall because of the way Autumn paints our already beautiful area. Leaves start to change colors around mid-October causing the mountains to appear as if it were a rare painting by a famous artist. Popular activities during this time of the year include scenic drives, family fun parks, fishing, hiking, and ziplining.  Outdoor adventure is unlimited!

Explore the Back Roads

Autumn provides a great opportunity to explore the back roads.  Some of the best sights are off the beaten path.  You will discover several scenic driving trails where you can enjoy the season from the comfort of your vehicle.

During the season, you can enjoy a number of festivals and other seasonal special events and activities.  There are arts and crafts festivals galore throughout all of the towns surrounding the Smokies.  Dollywood has a special Fall Harvest Festival.  The Island at Pigeon Forge flaunts tons of beautiful decor such as pumpkin displays which feature corn stalks, scarecrows, and other interesting objects.  Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies always has a beautiful display of seasonal decor as does The Village in downtown Gatlinburg.  Sevierville businesses flaunt the season with lots of decor throughout the city.

lodging packages

Lodging deals can be a great way to save money during the season.

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fall scenic drives
 Surround yourself with breathtaking views from the comfort of your car. scenic drives

Hike a mountain summit.  The views will stay with you for a lifetime.