As the temperatures drop and the trees begin to shed their leaves, Gatlinburg, Tennessee becomes a fall oasis offering unique vacationing and traveling experiences. With a backdrop of the Smoky Mountains, visiting Gatlinburg during the fall season is one of the best times to take in the natural beauty of the local Terrain. If you are considering a fall getaway to Gatlinburg, the following are a couple of activities that you should consider for Gatlinburg in the Fall.
Leaf Peeping this Gatlinburg Autumn
One of the most beautiful sights in Gatlinburg are the many trees ablaze with different colors during the fall. If you want to experience some of the best leaf-peeping outside of New England, Gatlinburg is a great recommendation. Here you’ll be able to not only experience spectacular views, you’ll also get to see the Smoky Mountains. Take a stroll through the River Walk where you’ll be surrounded by fall foliage and the serenity of a babbling brook beneath a wooden pedestrian bridge. Take a trek up to Mount LeConte where at an elevation of 6,600 feet, you’ll get access to picture-perfect views of the surrounding trees and mountains. Not only will you get to see the most picturesque sights of Gatlinburg Autumn foliage, Mount LeConte also offers spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset.
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
In Gatlinburg, locals kick off the official fall season with a 12 week-long celebration known as the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. This festival usually begins at the very beginning of the fall season and extends through the month of November. As a visitor, you’ll get to see how the locals celebrate the change of the seasons. This festival includes an official chili cook-off, several arts and crafts festivals as well as the official Trolley Ride of Lights. This town takes the autumn season seriously. You’ll see the entire town decorated with fall decorations including the ever-popular life-size scarecrow people.
Halloween Scares and Delights
Gatlinburg in the Fall is not complete without the spookiness of Halloween. If you are someone that enjoys taking a walk on side of the unseen, you make thoroughly enjoy The Ghost and Haunt Tour. You have the option of a guided foot tour, a van guided tour or an hour-long ghost hunt. Be prepared to have the skin on your arms stand on end as you learn about Gatlinburg’s own residential ghosts. In some cases, you may even be able to capture a ghost on your camera!
424 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
This is a Victorian-style house that is open all year long and features many mystical surprises along its self-guided tour. This haunting establishment is open from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. As you make your way through the dark spiral staircases and narrow corridors of this turn of the century mansion, you may meet a spook or two. The family who runs this place has been scaring people for 40 years.
The Farmer’s Market
122 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
If you visit our town in October, you can still catch the final days of the farmers market. Here you can get the fruits and vegetables that Gatlinburg is famous for. They also offer baked goods and the town’s famous sourwood honey.
Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
Monday through Friday 9:40 am to 5:00 pm
1339 Ski Mountain Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
The Tramway is a great way to see the Smokies and the town at any time of year and it only costs $15. You will see panoramic views of the Smokies and Appalachia as you ascend 1500 feet. At the top of the hill, you will find shops and restaurants of every kind.
Where to Stay
The Cabin Rental Store offers some beautiful cabins that have an old fashion look on the outside and many modern amenities on the inside. We have cozy cabins for two or bigger places that can house a whole family. Our homes have features such as private swimming pools hot tubs and game rooms. Give us a call today to book your stay during fall in Gatlinburg!