3 Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

Fall colors in the Smoky Mountains.

While the Great Smoky Mountains are beautiful at any time of year, there is just something magical about autumn! Whether it is the fall foliage, the spectacular weather or the fun seasonal events, the fall is a wonderful time to visit the Smokies! Here are 4 reasons why you should visit the Smoky Mountains in the fall:

1. Ideal Weather Conditions

hiking in the smoky mountains

The fall is a fantastic time to be outdoors among the Smokies as the weather conditions are delightful! The heat of the summer starts to drop off in late September, which has an average monthly high of 74 degrees. October has an average monthly high of 65 degrees, and by November it is downright cool with an average monthly high of just 55 degrees. This is the perfect time to explore the hiking trails of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures without even breaking a sweat!

2. Fall Fairs and Festivals

Another great reason to visit the Smoky Mountains in the fall is because of all the fun fall fairs and festivals! The largest event is the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival, which features hundreds of scarecrows and other fall decorations throughout Gatlinburg! This exciting festival includes Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg, where you can enjoy German-inspired food, sample special Oktoberfest beers and even dance along to traditional oompah music! The Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival also includes the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Show, where you can purchase unique handcrafted gifts from members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.

3. Fall Foliage

Great Smoky Mountains in the fall

Of course, the highlight of the fall season in the Smoky Mountains is the breathtaking fall foliage that has to be seen to be believed! As the cooler temperatures arrive in late September and early October, the leaves begin to turn into their lovely shades of red, orange and yellow. The peak of the fall foliage season is usually in mid-October or early November when you can see the magnificent fall colors virtually everywhere you look in the Smokies! While driving through the national park is a good way to enjoy the colors, you can escape the traffic by taking a hike along one of the many scenic trails.

Where to Stay

Make the most of your fall trip to the Smoky Mountains with a vacation at Chalet Village! Our affordable cabins are situated in fabulous locations where you can enjoy the gorgeous fall colors from your own private deck! Whether you want a 1 bedroom cabin for a romantic getaway or a 5 bedroom cabin for a large family, we have just the cabin for you! While staying with us, enjoy a variety of incredible amenities including soothing hot tubs, fireplaces, full kitchens, game rooms and more! Come see for yourself why so many guests love returning to Chalet Village year after year for their fall getaway to the Smokies!

Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation to the Smoky Mountains in the fall! We look forward to seeing you soon at Chalet Village!