There’s nothing quite like fall in the Smoky Mountains. Each year, visitors come from far and wide to witness the lush greenery of summer transition into the vibrant red, orange, and yellow hues of fall. If your family is looking to take a vacation together, it’s hard to imagine a better time and place than fall in the Smoky Mountains! There are so many reasons your family will love visiting during this incredible time of year – from gorgeous sights to fun activities and more. Here are some of our top reasons why families love coming to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Beautiful Scenery
Of all the reasons why visitors love fall in the Smoky Mountains, none are more significant than the stunning display of colors that the trees here in the Smokies put on during fall each year. The mountain landscape is overtaken by a sea of color – offering amazing views and photo opportunities for visiting families. Whether you decide to take a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or load up the car and take a scenic drive past stunning overlooks, you’re sure to have a great time taking in the natural beauty that’s on display during fall in the Smoky Mountains.
2. Seasonal Fun
Throughout the Smoky Mountains, there are lots of seasonal celebrations, which present great opportunities to get into the fall spirit and enjoy seasonal treats! Head over to Dollywood for their Harvest Festival, where you can listen to live music, try apple and pumpkin treats, check out fun decorations, and more. Gatlinburg also puts on a Harvest Festival of its own, with unique displays and decorations throughout town! If you’re looking to get into the spirit of fall in the Smoky Mountains, you’ll have plenty of options with these great local events.
3. Gorgeous Weather
As summer draws to a close, the Smoky Mountains are overtaken by crisp, cool air that’s perfect for enjoying outdoor adventures! Enjoy the refreshing mountain breeze as you hike along the more than 850 miles of trails at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or take a stroll through downtown Gatlinburg – there’s no wrong choice. Plus, the nice weather means that you’ll have more opportunities to spot some of the incredible wildlife that calls the Smoky Mountains home! Just remember to stay at least 50 yards away from wildlife at all times, both for your safety and the safety of the animals. With so many ways to enjoy the fantastic fall weather in the Smoky Mountains, it’s no wonder that families love visiting this time of year!
4. Break From Back to School
The transition from summer to fall can be chaotic for families, but taking a trip together can help to relieve that stress. Whether you are looking to get away for a fall break, a long weekend, or even just go for a single overnight, we have a variety of accommodations available to help you and your family unwind from the start of school and create memories together here in the Smoky Mountains.
With these great reasons and more, it makes sense that families absolutely love coming to enjoy fall in the Smoky Mountains! From the stunning views to seasonal fun and more, there’s plenty for you to do when you come visit during this vibrant time of year. If you’re looking to plan an unforgettable fall trip, check out our cabins in the Smoky Mountains and find the perfect option for your family! We can’t wait to welcome you.