Fall is in the air. Leaves are turning beautiful colors all around us. Crispness in the air morning and night brings about the smell of bonfires lingering in the evening. Cooler temperatures invite us out to explore and enjoy the area. Let Smoky Mountain Getaways help you to find ways to enjoy the beauty fall provides for us.
Enjoy the beautiful changes in the leaves as you come into our area. A drive through the mountains will give you a showcase of color that is absolutely breathtaking. The cooler weather brings out more wildlife for your viewing pleasure. Difficult hikes are made more bearable with the pleasant weather and the scenery along these hikes is gorgeous. Picnics are relaxing and unhurried this time of year as time seems to slow down just a little as the season’s changes bring about a desire to enjoy the beauty around you.
Local harvest festivals abound at this time of the year. Home canned goods (local fruits and vegetables), local honeys, delicious baked goods, and fall fruits are showcased and ready for you to purchase and enjoy. Many crafts are showcased and available for purchase that can help you get the jump on your Christmas shopping this year. The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, 40th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Festival, Fall Harvest at The Island in Pigeon Forge, Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg, and Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration are just a few of the festivals you can check out in October in our area.
Halloween is celebrated in all three cities; Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Corn mazes & pumpkin patches, Ripley’s Fright Nights, local stores handing out candy to the little ones, and local churches having Trunk or Treat can be enjoyed by all ages. Many events can be found on our website www.smokymtngetaways.com for times, locations, and to help you plan all the fun that you can handle for your stay in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Local restaurants will feature seasonal flavors for your taste palette to enjoy. The flavor of fall is a wonderful change to help usher in the upcoming holidays. Orchards bearing the fruit of fall are standing ready for you to purchase and enjoy treats to tempt even the pickiest of diners. Some of the orchards have restaurants to enjoy good ole country cooking. You will need to find a hike or two to work off all the delicious food you have partaken of, or find a good peaceful spot for a nap.
The Great Smoky Mountains has so much to offer you, your family, or group in the fall. Take advantage of our beautiful scenery for group or family photos. Find some pumpkins to carve with your family or group. Enjoy the shopping and restaurants in our area. Relax and unwind as the holiday season draws upon us. Stop and smell the change of seasons in the air. Meander around the fall festivals. Enjoy Southern Gospel concerts at Dollywood. Look and listen for local Bluegrass concerts. There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy in our area in the fall, hope to see you soon.