Seasons of Gatlinburg and the Smokies

If you’re planning a family trip or youth trip to Gatlinburg TN there are some things you should know about the seasons of the Smokies. Whether you visit the Smokies in the summer, winter, spring or fall there really is no bad time to enjoy some together time with the people you care about. Gatlinburg TN is truly a magical place.

As spring time begins in the Smokies flowers start to bloom and trees become beautiful, full and green again. Cades Cove and the national park is filled with animals grazing and new baby animals being born throughout the Great Smoky Mountain area. Don’t miss Dolly Parton returning in April to welcome you into her famous theme-park, Dollywood.

When spring slowly fades into the summer the hot weather approaches. Summer time in the Smokies is the best time to get in some shopping in downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Summer is the perfect time for horseback riding, white water rafting, helicopter rides, hiking and playing a little golf. If the summer weather is too hot, return to your cabin and turn up the air conditioner.

The beginning of fall in Gatlinburg Tennessee brings falling and changing leaves and a decline in the temperature of the Smoky Mountain air. Fall is one of the busiest and most beautiful times to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. Activities you can enjoy as the temperature and leaves start changing is taking a ski lift ride up the mountain to Ober Gatlinburg, taking a drive through the national park and horseback riding. Fall brings out the best of the Smokies and allows everyone else to enjoy its natural beauty.

Wintertime in the Smokies typically welcomes its visitors with snow and cold weather. Winter is the best time there is in the Smokies for guests to enjoy skiing on the beautiful slopes and ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg. Christmas is also the perfect time to spend with your family and friends in a cabin nestled in the mountains of the Smokies. Winterfest also begins in the Smokies as people from every state bundle up to enjoy the cold weather.

The four seasons in the Smokies are wonderful and each season welcomes you with something different to enjoy about the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area. While visiting the Smokies don’t forget to stay with the best and book a one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals with Cabins For You.