Autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains is a breathtaking and mouth-watering experience!
The leaves begin to change in September and the landscape evolves little by little, day by day, throughout the autumn months. This change begins at the highest elevations and travels down into the valleys throughout the season. It is expected that this year, the autumn colors will peak around the first of October at high elevations, and continue to evolve throughout the month to lower elevations. Because the Smokies feature a wide range of elevations, it is likely that you will see a spectacular array of fall colors whenever you visit this fall.
Even as the days get shorter, Gatlinburg promises endless adventure and fun. Fall in love with the Smokies all over again as Gatlinburg overflows with the irresistible colors, sounds and flavors of autumn.
Savor the rich flavors of fall here at The Park Grill. Enjoy your favorite harvest-time sides like Squash or Sweet Potato Casserole, or a baked Sweet Potato covered in warm Maple Butter. Pair any one of these with your favorite main dish and remember to save room for dessert! Settle in with our S’mores Brownie that will have you dreaming of a cozy fall campfire or spoon up our Hot Blackberry Cobbler served with vanilla ice cream.
In addition to the fantastic fall flavors at The Park Grill, Gatlinburg comes alive in autumn like no other season. We invite you to join in the celebrations highlighting Appalachian culture. Craft fairs, food festivals, concerts and parades fill the calendar as the mountains are transformed by nature’s paintbrush. The beautiful scenery paired with chilly, sunny days provides the perfect backdrop to days spent hiking and exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Park Grill holds close ties to the mountains; these fall days are the ones we long for all throughout the year. The Great Smoky Mountains have a way of bringing people together – family, friends, and strangers alike – to appreciate the beauty of autumn in the South. The Park Grill extends our warmest welcome to you and your loved ones this fall, and we look forward to serving you a warm meal and a chance to relax and breathe in the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.