The fall is a special time of year in Pigeon Forge. It’s a time when summer’s vibrancy begins to disappear. Plush greens turn to browns as the colors fade and the trees begin their preparation for the winter season. The fall colors in Pigeon Forge are glorious. Every year people from all over the country come to the Pigeon Forge area to catch some of the most amazing views of fall foliage available. The Smokies are perfect for catching the changing colors of the season.
Here’s a list of some of the best places in Pigeon Forge to catch the beautiful Fall views. Plan on reading the list and visiting at least two of these places when you come to Pigeon Forge during the Fall. They are definitely worth the trip!
Cades Cove– This is the most visited spot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which is the most visited national park in the United States. The cove is gently tucked in the Smoky Mountains causing it to be a beautiful paradise of color and wildlife. There are about a dozen hiking and horseback riding trails in the Cove and visitors can often catch a glance of deer or other wildlife in Cades Cove. The best way to tour the area is by Cades Cove Loop which is open to cars, bicycles, and pedestrians. It’s a hour long car tour and considerably longer for other types of transportation.
Plimpton Lodge– This Pigeon Forge lodge can sleep up to 44 people. It has an amazing view that can be seen from the bedroom windows, living room, and deck. Just looking at the pictures makes you want to be there taking in the view of the Smokies. Amenities at this great group cabin include a big screen tv, air hockey table, cable tv, fireplace, foosball table, games, grill, hot tub, pool table, washer and dryer, and high speed internet.
Ziplining– Wahoo near Pigeon Forge gives a fantastic view from the first zipline of the trip. The view can be seen on their video here www.wahoozip.com. Another zipline company, Smoky Mountain Ziplines, boasts the largest course in Pigeon Forge and great prices. Their ziplines give a good view of the trees and some decent views of the mountains too.
Dollywood– There’s so much to do at Dollywood, and the Fall season is no exception to that. Visiting Dollywood and taking in the beauty of the Grist Mill which is the first fully operating grist mill built in the state of Tennessee in over 100 years. Ride the train through the park, feel the rush of the Daredevil Falls, or experience a new thrill on Dolly’s Adventure Mountain. Spending time at Dollywood will mean spending time in the beautiful outdoors all day long.
Here’s a bonus one we thought we’d throw in to the mix:
Wedding Chapel with a View– So this would only work if you’re getting married or planning a wedding but we decided to add it to the list. Angel’s View Wedding Chapel has a great view of the Mountains. At the front of the chapel is a large window that allows all wedding attendees to see the mountains during the ceremony and the scenery from the outside is breathtaking. The chapel can be reached at 1-800-758-6604.