Fall is an excellent time of the year to visit the gorgeous mountain resort city of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. You probably already know that it’s a great time to enjoy the fall foliage, but there are lots of other interesting reasons for you to spend some time this fall in Pigeon Forge.
1. Indian Summer
You may experience this strange phenomenon during your fall visit. This occurs when a heat wave develops in this area during the time between the end of September and the middle of November.
2. Busy Season
Many people consider summer to be the busy season, but an average of more than two million visitors descend upon the Great Smoky Mountains during just the months of September and October. You definitely won’t be lonely if you choose to visit during the fall!
3. No Hiking Necessary
You can enjoy much of the scenic beauty that the Great Smoky Mountains provides without ever putting on a pair of hiking boots. There are 12 different scenic driving trails available that enable you to see it all from the comfort and safety of your vehicle. Of course, there are plenty of places to pull over if you want to walk on the trails for a bit. Here are three of our favorite drives:
4. Early Snow
The Great Smoky Mountains often welcomes the first snow in early November. Winter enthusiasts who can’t wait often visit during this month to see the first snowflakes in the Smokies!
5. Wildlife Abounds
This is the time of year that you can fully expect to see an abundance of wildlife that includes black bears. They will be diligently working at this time to store enough food to get them through their winter hibernation.
6. Fresh Produce
Because this is harvest time, you will find many roadside stands offering farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Many local restaurants will also be offering special foods made from local fresh ingredients. Keep an eye out for apple pie and pear cobbler!
7. Almost No Rain
The month of October brings less than three inches of rain. This makes it the perfect time to enjoy the many local events and activities without worrying about being rained out.
Plan to spend some time this fall in Pigeon Forge, and you can enjoy all of this and so much more. Visit our Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals page to start planning your autumn vacation in East Tennessee!