The highly anticipated fall season is among us in Gatlinburg! It’s no secret that this is the best season to come and visit. With countless activities to participate in, stunning scenery and an assortment of seasonal festivities occurring, saying you’ll enjoy yourself is definitely an understatement.
Currently, the leaves are teasing us as they slowly threaten the imminent wipeout of the lush green of summer’s foliage. This exciting and long-awaited shift in seasons provides a stunning range of colors peppered among the mountains which is truly a magnificent sight to behold. The Gatlinburg, Tennessee official website is a great tool to stay updated on the current phase of the color-changing hills and mountains. The website recently posted an updated “Leaf Report” on September 21st letting us know what we could expect from our Smokies.
We are just beginning to see the first hints of the season’s shifting colors dispersed among The Great Smoky Mountains. They urge us to keep our eyes peeled as the colors trickle down, “…a few sumac, dogwood red maples, sourwood, black gum and Virginia creeper vine beginning to show their seasonal reds. Only a few scattered trees are showing fall color now but by late September look for more color to develop at the higher elevations as American beech and yellow birch trees transition to gold.”
For those of you not as acquainted with the area, you’re in luck. On the Gatlinburg website, they offer us fantastic suggestions on where to visit to take advantage of this beautiful season. Check them out below:
Suggested scenic drives: Newfound Gap Road and Cades Cove Loop Road and Little River Road.
Suggested hikes: Albright Grove and Sugarland Mountain Trail as well as high elevation hikes to Andrews Bald or Mt. LeConte would be time well spent.
While you’re waiting for the leaves to change, keep yourself occupied with the awesome upcoming events in Gatlinburg. You can still indulge in the Taste of Autumn which is taking place this week on Thursday, September 27th, 2012. Here, you will enjoy unlimited sampling from participating vendors. That’s a pretty generous offering of some of the best food and drink you’ll find in the area!
Following the Taste of Autumn, the German tradition of Oktoberfest is celebrated at Ober Gatlinburg starting September 28th and extending all the way to November 4th, 2012, giving you plenty of time to plan a trip out here. A 202-year-old celebration, Oktoberfest takes all the traditions from Munich, Germany and brings them to life in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! A festival of food, drink and merriment – now that sounds like our kind of party.
Read more about the fall season and events you won’t want to miss by clicking here.
To truly immerse yourself in the autumn beauty found in Gatlinburg, TN book your stay with your friends at Chalet Village. Our Chalet rentals in Gatlinburg truly allow you to experience this beautiful place to the fullest! You’ve never experienced the Great Smokies like you will with us! Take a look below at the special coming up for October!
OCTOBER 2012 Weekday SPECIAL (Monday – Thursday)
- Pay for TWO nights & the THIRD night is 1/2 price or pay for THREE nights and the FOURTH night is FREE. ***This special is good only on reservations made after 9-18-2012. One discount per stay. Special excludes cabins with already discounted rates.