Don’t think you have to take a trip to the Rocky Mountains or Vermont to see the beauty of the autumnal foliage. The Smoky Mountains have some of the best fall colors in the country! Read on for four great seasonal activities near our cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
1. Go on Colorful Hikes
The Smokies are known for their majestic beauty year round, but once fall comes around, the abundance of oranges, browns, yellows, and reds turn the mountains into a wonderland. If you want to go for a lower elevation hike, plan your visit around late October to mid November. The higher elevations see the changes the earliest and start changing colors around October. Locals agree the best places to hike to see the leaves are Newfound Gap Road, Sugarland Mountain Trail, and Mt. LeConte.
(See Related: The 6 Best Day Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
2. Rejuvenate Before the Holidays
Before the most hectic season of the year starts, recharge your batteries by staying at our cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Our vacation rentals are tucked in some of the most picturesque areas of the Smokies and guarantee you stunning views, cozy accommodations, and impeccable guest care.
3. Take a Scenic Drive
A scenic drive during the fall in the Smoky Mountains never disappoints! Fill up the tank and get to cruising the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, a one-way road that snakes through the thickest of forests and teases you with glimpses of Roaring Fork creek. To learn more about the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, check out the official Great Smoky Mountains National Park website.
4. Enjoy the Weather
When fall hits, some areas of the country are either buried in snow or still boiling like it’s the middle of summer. In the Smoky Mountains, however, the weather is delightful. The average October-November temps range around 60 degrees; the perfect climate for hiking and spending time outdoors. This is also the driest time of the year, so you probably won’t be stuck in your cabin waiting out a torrential downpour.
Timber Topsis the perfect place to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains! With our secluded cabins in Gatlinburg, you’ll be able to see all of the season’s beauty right from your porch. To start planning your autumn adventure in the Smokies, give our vacation specialists a call at 877-549-6775.