5 Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains in Spring

16 January 2016 / By parksidecabins
Beautiful photo of the Smoky Mountains in Spring
Jan 16, 2016 Smoky Mountains

Spring is a very special time of the year. In spring, the world is coming back to life after the cold winter season. No matter where you are in the country you will be excited to experience spring, however, one of the best places to visit in spring is the Smoky Mountains. During spring in the Smoky Mountains, everything is in full bloom creating a colorful and wonderful display of colors for all of the Smoky Mountain visitors. If that isn’t reason enough to visit the Smoky Mountains this spring here are more reasons why you should visit the Smoky Mountains in spring.

1. Spring Opens Up More Trails

Hiking in the Smoky Mountains is a favorite pastime of visitors, no matter what season it is. However, in the winter, some of the roads and trails do close down due to winter weather like snow and ice. So once the weather starts warming up and the ice and snow begin to melt these roads and trails open up again. One road that you will definitely want to check out once the warmer weather comes around is Clingmans Dome Road. Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Smoky Mountains and the highest point along the Appalachian Trail. Also, at Clingmans Dome is the Andrews Bald Trail. Along Andrews Bald Trail you will see beautiful mountain views and gorgeous wildflowers that are blooming during the winter season.

2. Beautiful Flowers Blooming

One of the biggest benefits of visiting the Smoky Mountains in spring is getting to see everything in bloom. During the other seasons of the year, you get to experience various other colors but nothing compares to the colors you will experience in spring. With the flowers blooming you will experience the colors of pink, yellow, red, and lilac. You will be completely amazed by the colors that you will see during your visit to the Smoky Mountains in spring.

3. The Trees Are Turning Green

Every fall, the trees turn colors and fall from the trees. The Smoky Mountains are beautiful as they change through the season but nothing compares to the green of the Smoky Mountains. In the spring, the trees begin to bloom and bring that green back to the area. During the spring, the green brings the mountains back to life after the cold winter trees.

4. The Weather is Warming Up

After a cold winter, there is nothing better than enjoying the warm season weather. You can get outside in comfortable, warm weather and just enjoy the sunshine again. This will allow you to spend more time hiking or doing other outside activities since you won’t have to worry about getting cold.


5. Great Spring Break Destination

Spring break is a popular time to take a vacation. Many people flock to the coasts, however, the Smoky Mountains in spring is the perfect spring break destination. There are a ton of great attractions and places to visit, so you will never have a dull moment during your spring break adventure.

Spring in the Smoky Mountains is a colorful experience that you won’t want to miss out on this upcoming season. Make sure you don’t miss the flowers and trees bloom this year by booking one of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today.