Here are five ways to really Enjoy October in the Smokies.
- Slow Down
Too often, we are quick to rush through this beautiful month without embracing one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts. In October, the Great Smoky Mountains are alive with color, music, excitement and celebrations, of course. Be sure to check for special events in and around Gatlinburg, TN.
- Change Your View
The latest Fall Color Report suggests the leaves will continue their beautiful transition for a few more weeks, but it depends on the elevation. We encourage you to drive up and find your favorite spot such as Clingmans Dome, then enjoy your slow descent back into town where we’ll be waiting with a wonderful dinner for you.
- Check the Weather
Take a hike, literally! Just be sure to check the weather first and dress accordingly. Afterward, stop by for some refreshments. If there’s a chill in the air we can warm you up with a Hot Chocolate. If the sun is heating things up outside take a refreshing break with our Sweet Iced Tea.
- Get Crafty
The annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair lasts through most of October and features almost 200 displays from some of the nation’s finest artisans. It also features live country and bluegrass music. These talented folks not only have their crafts available for purchase they put on demonstrations also.
- Savor the Flavors
In addition to the rich sights and sound, October offers Gatlinburg visitors some great flavors. Stop by and have a slice of Peanut Butter Mud Pie or our famous Black Bear Brownie Bash. When you visit The Park Grill, snap a photo of your meal and share it on social using #GatlinburgEats and you could win a Gatlinburg Vacation from Gatlinburg.com.
We hope these simple tips help you Enjoy October in the Smokies and we hope to see you soon! On your next trip, be sure to use our convenient Call Ahead Seating, (865) 436-2300, Ex. 104