Posts Tagged: fall colors

Viewing the Fall Colors of 2017

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is famous for its changing leaf colors during fall. Here are some of our favorite places in the area to view the stunning color displays.

The color season lasts about 6-7 weeks, from mid-September through October and into early November, with leaves turning first at the mountain tops and working their way down slope over the weeks. You can experience fall colors in different ways and at different times in the season along the park’s numerous hikes, viewpoints, and scenic drives.

View from Newfound Gap Road – image courtesy of Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Fall 2014 is Here. Things Happening Now…

If you love to fish you already know that this Smoky Mountains area is a great place to cast a lure, not just from the scenery all around but also for the wildlife in the waters, the abundance and variety of fish in the many streams that cut the terrain all around.

You probably also know about the Fall Trout Tournament that starts way early tomorrow morning, Saturday, September 27, 2014, for the weekend – and you’d better be signed up for it already and getting some sleep tonight. All the details on the tournament can be found at the website, and you can read what we wrote about the Fall event of last year here, and the Spring event of this year here. (more…)

The Top 10 Ways to Enjoy the Fall Colors in the Smoky Mountains Happening Right Now!

current view of Gatlinburg, frost on the mountains, colors coming to town - image courtesy Paul Poteet

current view of Gatlinburg, frost on the mountains, colors coming to town

Of all the many things to do in Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smoky Mountains, one of the most popular is to view the stunning Fall colors. And here are the 10 best ways to experience the Fall colors happening right now – October 25, 2013 – in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of the Smoky Mountains. (more…)

Peak Fall Colors in the Smokies 2012

Fall Colors in the Smokies 2012

image courtesy of GSMNP

Ah, Peak Fall colors in the Smokies! Technically we think we’ve just passed the peak – the National Park Service says several areas reached peak this past weekend. But don’t worry, it’s still a mass of color and will be for some weeks to come yet. And even after that, it’ll go back to plain old gorgeous all winter 🙂 (more…)

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival 2012 – and Fall Colors in the Smoky Mountains

image courtesy of NPS

Fall is coming and nothing alerts us to the change in seasons like the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival, which runs from September 13 through October 31, 2012. This is a county-wide celebration with a huge number of attractions including festivals, hay rides, live entertainment, music, food, apple picking, hot cider, all manner of pumpkins & scarecrows, and an outpouring of unique arts and crafts. (more…)