Are you patiently waiting to find out exactly when the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains are going to appear? At Parkside Cabin Rentals, we have everything you need to know about when to visit the Smoky Mountains for the fall colors!
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Although we can’t give you an exact prediction, we have a pretty good idea of when the colors will appear. Here’s what you can expect for the months of September, October and November for the Smoky Mountains fall colors:
What to Expect in September 2014
This September, don’t be surprised to see some of the fall colors appear a little earlier than expected. The summer season quickly changed to fall weather, so there’s a good chance some of the leaves will quickly turn from green to reds, yellows and oranges.
Although this September is still proving to have some very warm days, we are waiting on the chilly weather to make its way into the mountains, when the green leaves will begin to fade away.
What to Expect in October 2014
By early to mid October, we expect the leaves to begin changing colors in the upper elevations, around 4,000 feet. If you’re visiting at the beginning of the month, the best place to see all of the colors is from the Clingmans Dome observation tower.
Hoping to see the fall colors a little bit later than mid October? Don’t worry! By the end of the month of October, the mountains should be covered in bright colors of reds, yellows and oranges. The fall colors of the Smoky Mountains will be taking over the treetops by the end of the month, guaranteed!
So, if you’re planning an October vacation to the Smokies and you want to see the fall colors throughout the mountains, from lower to upper elevations, you’re best to visit later in the month.
What to Expect in November 2014
For the most part, November is your last chance to see the Smoky Mountains fall colors. The colors will be at their peak at the end of October through the beginning of November. The colors will start to dwindle away by the end of the month, welcoming the colder, winter season.
To learn more about the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains, take a look at the National Park Service website by following this link.
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Fall colors are a great reason to visit the Smoky Mountains, but don’t get us wrong–visiting the Smoky Mountains any time of year is just as beautiful. Whether you want to spend time seeing the spring wildflowers, or you want to take a look at the snow-covered treetops, there’s a season that’s perfect for everyone.
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