Fall is one of the best times of the year to visit the Smoky Mountains. The absolutely breathtaking views take on an even more surreal quality when the bright red, orange, and yellow hues dominate the scenic landscape. This is the time of year to see some of the best views and get photos you’ll be able to treasure forever in the Smokies. Since fall is one of the most popular times of year to visit, it’s a great idea to take time to plan everything thoroughly so that you can have the smoothest and most enjoyable trip possible.
Finding the Best Time to Visit
Leaf peepers unite! If you are coming to see the fall foliage, you’ll have to carefully plan your trip so that you can arrive during the peak leaf peeping season. This usually occurs in late October and early November. However, even if you have a trip planned earlier in the season, you will be able to see some beautiful fall colors. You can just see the full expression of the fall changes to the mountains in early November. Be aware that the peak leaf changing times may vary depending on weather conditions. You can stay up to date by following our Facebook page.
Finding the Best Accommodations
Once you know what time works best for you and your family, you should book your lodging as early as possible. Since this is one of the busiest times of the year, you should grab the best lodging possibilities early so that you don’t miss out on the best properties or hotels. You can also find the best deals on lodging by booking early and taking advantage of any specials and discounts they offer.
Finding Viewing Spots with the WOW Factor
Now once you get into town, we know you want to see the absolute best views that the Smokies have to offer. There are so many gorgeous places to visit to see the fall views, but we just want to list a few fantastic spots to get you started.
- Cades Cove
- Gatlinburg Bypass
- Rainbow Falls
- Laurel Falls
- Foothills Parkway
- Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
- Clingmans Dome
Finding Fall Events to Make the Trip Even Better
In addition to the beautiful Smoky Mountains, you can also attend local fall events like the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival, Oktoberfest, History and Haunts, and more . If you enjoy fun fall activities, you will find exactly what you’re looking for right here in Sevierville.
We can’t wait to share this beautiful fall season with you and your loved ones!