4 Ways You'll Know It's Spring in the Smoky Mountains

Here's 4 ways that you'll know it's spring in the Smoky Mountains. Spring is one of the most beautiful and amazing times to visit the Smoky Mountains. 

1. Days are A Little Longer

The welcoming of Spring in the Smoky Mountains means that the days are getting longer and longer, meaning you have more time to enjoy the outdoors and all of the fun and exciting things there are to see and do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Longer days, warmer weather and plenty of sunshine are all signs that Spring has arrived in the Smoky Mountains.

2. The Mountains are Spectacular

Birds chirping, flowers blooming, trees budding and wildlife awakening from their winter slumber are all sure signs that Spring has sprung in the Smoky Mountains. Spring introduces the greenery and stunning natural beauty that the Great Smoky Mountains are so famously known for. From waterfall hikes to trekking to the highest peaks, Spring is the perfect time of year to get out and explore the vast wilderness of the Smokies.

3. Dollywood’s Opening Day

After their long season comes to a close after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Dollywood closes down for a short period of time to prepare for the new year. You’ll know it’s Spring in the Smoky Mountains as Dollywood opens its doors for the new season with the first of its many events, The Festival of Nations. Also, each spring, Dolly Parton herself visits the park to welcome the official kickoff of Dollywood’s opening day.

4. Popular Areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Re-Open

While the Great Smoky Mountain National Park remains open and accessible all year long, there are a couple of popular areas that close during the winter months. Clingmans Dome and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail both close for the winter, but they reopen just in time to celebrate Spring’s arrival in the Smoky Mountains.

Where to Stay in the Smoky Mountains this Spring

Spring may be one of our most favorite times of the year in the Smoky Mountains. As the mountains awaken from their winter slumber, the mountains come alive showcasing their stunning natural beauty. If you're looking for the perfect place to enjoy Spring in the Smoky Mountains, make your plans to stay at one of our gorgeous cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains. We offer a tremendous selection of Spring cabin rentals ranging in size from 1 to 8 bedrooms. Visit the Smokies for an unforgettable spring vacation!