If you haven’t been able to visit the Smoky Mountains this autumn, we hope you can share in the beauty with this virtual tour of fall colors at Hidden Mountain East. And we hope to see you again soon in the Smokies!
Autumn at Hidden Mountain 2020: Video 2
The resort and many of our owners have added to the fall fun with their autumn decor. We hope you love it and we hope to see you soon in the Smokies!
Best Drives for Viewing the Smokies in the Fall
It’s officially fall in the Smokies, and one of our favorite things about the season is the truly stunning scenic drives the area around our cabins has to offer. In this blog we share three popular treks for you and your family to enjoy this autumn! So, buckle up, and let’s get rolling!
We begin our journey with the Gatlinburg Bypass. This 3.6-mile drive is a short, but gorgeous trip that climbs in elevation to the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Here, visitors can take in aerial views of the downtown portion of the city as it lays tucked among the reds, oranges, and yellows of majestic mountains in full fall swing.
Roaring Fork Motor Trail
If your vision of an ideal fall drive includes access to hikes, vintage cabins, and waterfalls, we suggest Roaring Fork. At just 5.5 miles, this one-way loop is packed with adventure! Whether it’s the walking Ogle Mountain Homestead tour, or the famous Place of a Thousand Drips falls, Roaring Fork has something to offer every traveler!
The last and mostscenic drive on our list is the Foothills Parkway featuring breathtaking views of both the Smoky Mountains and the Tennessee Valley. Access the newest section of the Foothills Parkway, a 16-mile portion called the “Missing Link,” from Wears Valley Road and enjoy multiple overlooks seemingly created for selfies. We can’t think of a better photo op in the Smokies!
While these are just a few of the many gorgeous drives found in or near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, each provides a unique, day trip adventure. Give us a call or visit our website today to reserve a cozy, comfortable “home base” from which your mountain journeys can launch!
Fall Events in the Smoky Mountains
Even after all these years, we are still crazy about fall in the Smokies. While we could easily write about our love for the cooler weather and vibrant foliage, today, we are instead going to share some of the best seasonal events to check out while visiting the mountains! Get your jacket zipped up, your coffee in hand, and let’s take an outdoor, Appalachian journey together!
Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming (October 2nd-4th)
Located on the farm of famed local artist Robert Tino, this weekend festival is a truly immersive journey into mountain culture and craft. From blacksmithing and basket weaving to pinto beans and cornbread, mountain life and East Tennessee flare are on full display. For the full homecoming experience, don’t miss out on the old fashioned church service that takes place under the
oak trees on Sunday morning; you won’t regret it!
Wears Valley Fall Festival (October 16th-18th)
If BBQ, crafts, obstacle courses, and inflatables for the kids sound like your idea of outdoor fun, Wears Valley is for you. This three-day festival features craftsman, incredible food, and live entertainment ranging from Southern Gospel to Elvis. For good food, good music, and fun for the entire family, check out the Wears Valley Fall Festival!
Kyker Farms (September 26th-October 31st)
On the “fall experience checklist”, “visit corn maze” sits at the top of the list. Kyker Farms features five different mazes, but the fun doesn’t stop there. With hayrides, a pumpkin patch, live animals, and even a paintball adventure, there is something for the entire family to enjoy at this 9th generation farm. Load up the kids and take in everything Kyker Farms has to offer!
We hope you have enjoyed this quick look at some of the incredible outdoor events happening in the Smoky Mountains this fall. If we can help make your autumn trip to the mountains a reality, visit our website or give us a call today! Thanks for reading!
Autumn in the Smokies 2020
Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Visit the Mountains
Our favorite place in the world is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and our favorite time to visit is in the fall! There is something truly magical about autumn in the Smokies and today we are going to take a look at why we believe it’s the perfect time to visit! Let’s get started!
Foliage and Views
When you think of fall, the first image that comes to mind is probably the oranges, reds, and browns that color the trees of fall so beautifully. Now, imagine that same image not in your head or on your TV, but outside your front door. Autumn in the Smokies is like a world of postcards waiting to be explored!
Humid heat transitions to cool comfort as summer gives way to fall in the Smoky Mountains. The pleasant temperatures are perfect for admiring the woods on a hike, having a cup of coffee on the front porch, or spending the waning hours of the day around a firepit with friends.
As daylight gets shorter, the urge to spend long evenings inside seems to grow stronger. One of our greatest joys is in knowing that our cabins (and fireplaces) provide visitors with a warm, cozy place to enjoy those chilly autumn nights in the Smoky Mountains.
We would love to help make your perfect fall trip a reality, and if you are still trying to decide where to visit, look no further than Hidden Mountain Resort. You can book your stay online or by giving us a call today!