- Autumn is an awesome time in the Smoky Mountains. The leaves change to brilliant colors of red, orange, and yellow. The crisp mountain air is invigorating as you take a stroll through the forest or hike a mountain trail. Fall is a good time for horseback riding or bicycling through the beautiful Smokies.
Opportunities for photography are excellent this time of year.
Cades Cove offers hayrides through the cove.
Townsend's Heritage Festival and Old Timer's Day brings the area alive with bluegrass music, clogging, great food, arts and crafts demonstrations, and more.
Hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, wildlife viewing,
golfing, fishing, camping, photography.