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Posted on 8/8/2022

Fall in the Smoky Mountains: Everything You Need to Know


Fall is an amazing time to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. The leaves start changing color in early October and peak around the middle of the month. The colors are absolutely stunning and make for some great photo opportunities. Plus, the cooler temperatures are perfect for hiking and enjoying all the outdoor activities the Smokies have to offer. Here’s everything you need to know about fall in the Smoky Mountains:

When to come:

The best time to see the fall colors in the Smokies is mid-October. However, depending on the weather, they can start changing as early as late September and last into November. Keep an eye on the forecast and plan your trip accordingly.

What to bring:

Make sure to pack your camera! You’re going to want to take plenty of pictures of the beautiful scenery. Also, be sure to dress in layers. The days can be warm, but the nights can get chilly, so it’s always good to have a light jacket or sweater with you.

What to do:

There are tons of great things to do in the Smokies in the fall. Take a scenic drive down Newfound Gap Road and stop at some of the overlooks along the way. Or go for a hike – there are plenty of trails to choose from, ranging from easy to strenuous. And don’t forget about visiting some of the local towns like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There are lots of great shops and restaurants to check out.

So, whether you’re looking to take in the sights or get some exercise, the Smokies are the place to be in the fall! Just be sure to come prepared with your camera and some comfortable clothes and you’ll have a great time. Reserve your Smoky Mountain cabin today and experience the vibrant colors of Fall!

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