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Fall colors of the Smoky Mountains

6 Reasons Fall in the Smoky Mountains is the Perfect Time for Vacation

Fall in the Smoky Mountains is a perfect time to visit, and we’re sure you agree. Between the fall leaves, harvest festivals and great fall foods, we know you’ll love spending the season in the Smokies. Here’s a few reasons to celebrate fall with us:

1. The Smoky Mountains fall colors are at their peak.

When you visit in October, you’ll be in the peak of fall in the Smoky Mountains. The colors change from the upper elevations to the lower elevations, and the peak season is generally the middle of October.

2. You can see the fall colors from high above the trees.View of the fall trees in the mountains

When you visit for fall in the Smoky Mountains, you can see all of the colors from far above the mountains. Take a ride on the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway or the Gatlinburg Sky Lift and you’ll soar high above the trees to see the beautiful fall colors.

3. There’s so many hikes to truly experience the great outdoors.

Still looking to see more of the fall colors? Don’t worry! You can’t be in the area without seeing them, but if you’re looking to take a hike, there’s plenty to choose from! If you visit in the earlier weeks of the season, you can hike to one of the higher elevations. If you visit in middle or late October,

The entrance to Dollywood.4. The Dollywood Harvest Festival is the perfect place for fall foods.

Believe it or not, the Smoky Mountains have even more than just fall colors! The Dollywood Harvest Festival is a great time to see a selection of fall decor throughout the park as well as great foods and beverages. As the weather cools down, there’s nothing better than warming up with hot chocolate, apple cider and a slice of fresh apple pie.

5. Fall means it’s time for Halloween events!

Throughout the Smoky Mountains, there’s many Halloween events to visit. Whether you choose to spend your evenings hanging out watching scary movies at your Smoky Mountain cabin rental, or you want to plan a night trick-or-treating at The Island in Pigeon Forge, there’s so much to do that kids and adults will enjoy.

To learn more about the Halloween events at The Island in Pigeon Forge, click here.

6. Fall is the perfect time for photos.Fall in the Smoky Mountains

Of course, you never want to leave the Smoky Mountains without plenty of photos! Whether you’re looking for a romantic couples photo or you’re planning a family reunion and you need group photos, the fall season is the best. No matter where you are in the mountains, the photos are gorgeous — from cabins, the scenic overlooks in the national park and even from many attractions in the area.

Are you ready to start planning your vacation to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains? Start by taking a look at our Smoky Mountain cabins and start planning today!