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4 Things to Do in Gatlinburg in the Fall

DATE : October 29, 2020

Every season of the year is a great time to visit Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. However with fall comes extra beauty, cooler weather and a bit of magic in the air. Below are 4 things to do in Gatlinburg in fall.

1. Take a Scenic Drive

Newfound Gap during fallDuring your stay with us at our Gatlinburg hotel in the fall you will find that you’re just a short distance from top scenic drives in the state of Tennessee. Taking a drive over the mountain on Newfound Gap Road and up to Clingmans Dome is always a treat. The Foothills Parkway is an excellent drive to combine with a day in Cades Cove. Packing a picnic and driving up Little River Road is also an excellent want to spend an afternoon. If you want to get off the pavement and put a little gravel in your tread, head out to Greenbrier, another destination that takes you along the river and includes a picnic area.

2. Hike the Trails

Great Smoky Mountain National Park trails are some of the most diverse trails in Southern Appalachia. With close to 900 miles of trails to choose from, you’ll find that there is a trail for every fitness level and interest. Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail is a wide and paved trail that is handicap accessible, a hike up to Rocky Top is a more strenuous trek but an iconic spot to experience in the park, and there are countless trails in between each of those two experiences. Visit our friends at the NOC Gatlinburg for any hiking gear that you may need, trail and weather conditions, or to take advantage of their rental gear offers.

3. Attend a Seasonal Event

arts and crafts community in gatlinburgDuring the fall months in Gatlinburg and the Smokies you’ll find plenty of events to attend and fun to participate in. The Smoky Mountain Gift Show, Veterans Day Celebration, Gatlinburg Chili Cook Off, and Great Smoky Thanksgiving & Christmas Arts and Crafts Show are just a few of the great events happening throughout the month of November here in the Smokies.

4. Stay at Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

Last but certainly not least on our list of things to do in Gatlinburg in the fall is simply just to stay with us at Bearskin Lodge on the River. A stay at our will place you in downtown Gatlinburg as well as just steps away from our beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. During your time with us you can expect a truly authentic Smoky Mountain experience that is filled with southern hospitality and comfort. Our Great Amenities and numerous Guest Room Options give you the feeling of being at a home away from home and we take great pride in making all of our guests feel like family. We hope to welcome you home soon!

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