Best Fall Hikes of the Smokies

Best Fall Hikes of the Smokies

A visit to the Great Smoky Mountains in the fall is an amazing experience. The leaves are turning to vibrant shades of reds, yellows, and oranges. Hiking in the Smokies during fall can give you up close views of those changing leaves. There are many different trails throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and they vary in skill level from beginning to expert. The following are some of the best fall hikes of the Smokies.
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Peak Fall Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains

Peak Fall Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains stretch along the state borders of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, and get their name from the natural fog phenomenon that hovers over the mountains, appearing as ‘smoke’ from a distance. Notable for its diverse ecosystem that features dense old growth forest, ample waterways, a wide variety of wildlife and native vegetation and awe-inspiring natural beauty, the Smokies offer something for everyone, regardless of age or interest.
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Oktoberfest at Ober

Oktoberfest at Ober

Fall is one of the best times to visit the Smoky Mountains. The leaves are changing into beautiful colors, the air is crisp, and there is always something fun happening. Autumn in Gatlinburg means fun for the entire family with activities and events that celebrate the season. Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg is one of the highlights of the fall. This annual celebration begins September 22nd and runs through October 29th. This celebration offers something for all ages in a beautiful environment with the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop.
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Gatlinburg Taste of Autumn Event – September 14th, 2017

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Fall is one of the best times to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. The air is turning cooler, the leaves are starting to change into a beautiful array of colors, and there are many events throughout the fall season for the entire family to enjoy. One of these events is the annual Taste of Autumn which is being held on September 14, 2017. This is the 20th celebration of some of the wonderful food and entertainment options offered by businesses in the Gatlinburg area.
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The Smokies: 4 Things to do on Labor Day

Labor Day Activities in the Smokies

Make your final weekend of summer the best one yet and head to the Smokies! This incredible vacation destination offers something for everyone. Have fun, make memories, and celebrate an unforgettable end to the season.
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Fall Weekend Getaway Tips for the Smokies

Fall Weekend Getaway Tips for the Smokies

Late summer is the time to plan for a fall weekend getaway, and the Great Smokey Mountains provides the perfect cool and colorful escapes. This area has all the vibrant colors of New England’s rolling hills and villages at a later date. While New England draws Fall visitors in late September, the Great Smokies area puts on its stunning show of color from mid-October in the higher elevations to early November in the lower ones.
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Best Places and Times To View the Eclipse in the Smokies

Best Places and Times To View the Eclipse in the Smokies

A visit to the Smokies isn’t complete without spending some time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather and mountain views. If you’re in the area on August, 21st, 2017, you can also take in the amazing solar eclipse at one of many locations in the area. The following is some information on the solar eclipse, plus some ideas of the best places to see the 2017 solar eclipse while in the Smokies.
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