Fall in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most anticipated times of the year for many locals. Cool mornings and warm, sunny afternoons are the rule rather than the exception in the Appalachian Mountains. One of the more famous sections of the Appalachian chain that invites visitors to view the natural beauty is the Smoky Mountain National Park in East Tennessee. Fall leads to dramatic colors in the leading tourist sites such as Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. People come from many parts of the country to view the fall foliage.
The climate of the Smoky Mountains is similar to that of New England. The exact peak viewing time for the changing leaves varies based upon the annual climate. Some years that are cooler and drier may see an earlier peak. Those that are more humid and warmer might see a later peak color. The tops of the mountains will begin to turn first, and then the color will make a slow descent into the valley below. Those who visit during this exciting time of year may want to take an excursion while horseback riding with us at Five Oaks Riding Stables in the Smokies. We will provide opportunities for horseback riding in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding areas. Some of these trips can allow visitors the chance to see the fall foliage up close. A trip to the Smoky Mountains in the fall is hard to beat with the warm days, low humidity and amazing scenery.
One great way to see the amazing colors of fall is to hike up one of the many trails in the Smoky Mountains. Hiking up to Mount LeConte will provide you with views that you will not soon forget.
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