Autumn is upon us, and it’s the time of year when nature presents us with gorgeous colors. Many city dwellers miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the season, but you don’t have to miss out this year. Gather the family together for a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, and you will be treated to some of the most wondrous fall foliage available throughout the entire country. Here are 5 reasons to go see the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Wonderful Cabins Available
Whether you are interested in a romantic getaway for two or a huge family vacation, you will find a cabin that is just perfect for your needs. Many Smoky Mountain cabin rentals and Gatlinburg chalets offer great views of the changing fall colors directly from the windows, porch or balcony.
2. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
With over 500,000 beautiful acres, this is the most visited national park in America. It’s one of the best places to view the vibrant fall colors and offers countless opportunities to see an amazing variety of wildlife, enjoy spectacular waterfalls and streams, mountain bike, camp and so much more. To learn more about things to do in the Smokies, visit the official Great Smoky Mountains National Park website:http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/things2do.htm
3. Fantastic Hiking Trails
There are hundreds of miles of marked trails throughout the mountains, and they are a fantastic way to get up close to the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains. The trails range from so simple that small children can even enjoy them to those that only more experienced hikers should undertake.
4. Excellent Dining
Whether you want a romantic dinner or a family-friendly atmosphere, you are sure to find a restaurant to your liking. There is much to choose from, and for a special treat, you should consider one of the many entertaining dinner theaters available.
There is fun for all ages in this area. Activities include wonderful museums, a variety of theater entertainment, adventure trail rides, golf, amusement parks, water parks and so much more. Visit our Gatlinburg Attractions and Things to Do page to see some of our favorite things to visit in the area.