Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook: Open for Visitors to See Fall Colors
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There are so many places in the Great Smoky Mountains where to can view the spectacular scene of fall foliage. There are so many fantastic hiking trails and scenic drives that are great to visit this time of year. If you are looking for one of the best places to experience the magic, be sure to check out the place that leaves visitors completely stunned. Here is everything you need to know about the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook:
Colorful leaves are beginning to cover the national park, and there is no need to miss the great views! Located on the Gatlinburg Bypass, the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook is a great place to take pictures and enjoy the crisp mountain air. It is not difficult to access the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook because the Gatlinburg Bypass is currently open to visitors. It is well worth the trip into the mountains on your vacation. The brightly colored trees line the road as you make your way to the overlook. Once you are there, you will be met with an array of different colors and types of trees. Once you see it, you will understand why fall is one of the most popular times in the Smokies!
The view from the overlook is absolutely stunning. There are picture perfect spots where families can snap gorgeous photographs, with the beautiful Smoky Mountains as the background. You will be able to capture memories with your family at the Scenic Overlook that will last for years to come. Pictures also make great holiday cards for friends and family who didn’t have the opportunity to visit the Smoky Mountains this season! While you are trying to tell your loved ones about all the fun you had on the trip, it will be much easier to show them a gorgeous photo of you and your family. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, especially a picture of the Smoky Mountains.
From the Overlook, you can see a clear view of Gatlinburg, including attractions and restaurants. One of the many things you will be able to see from the overlook is the Gatlinburg Space Needle. This 407-foot observation tower stands tall in the middle of Gatlinburg and is hard to miss from the scenic overlook. From the top, you will have a great view of all of Gatlinburg, surrounded by the colors of the Smoky Mountains. After you have visited in the fall, you will want to make plans to return in the winter months to get a great view of the snow. Just be aware, sometimes the bypass is closed of icy roads.
The Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook is just one of the many great places to visit to see the fall foliage of the Smoky Mountains! For more great things to do while you are in the Smokies, Visit My Smokies encourages vacationers to explore the area attractions for more great views of the Smoky Mountains. There are so many great outdoor activities that are great during all times of year, but especially during autumn! We hope to see you soon!