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October 1st, 2008

Gatlinburg TN Fall Foliage And Bird Watching

If you’ve been wanting to take that Gatlinburg vacation and see the Great Smoky Mountains, now is the time. Fall is upon us and there’s really no better place in the southeast to experience it than the National Park around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee.

And if you didn’t know it, Gatlinburg is known for much more than the host city to the Smokies, it is also one of the premier bird watching spots in the nation. This area of the Smokies is home to more than 240 species of birds and is the perfect spot for the bird watcher and enthusiast alike. Expect to see such birds as the Sharp-shinned hawk, Northern Harriers, Evening Grosbeak, the rare Broad-winged Hawk, the Purple Finch and many, many more.

Many birds you will encounter in the Smoky Mountains are migratory, but the park is also host to more than 60 species that have made The Great Smoky Mountains National Park a permanent home. There are also twice that many species that breed in the Park.

Fall is a great time to enjoy the cool weather, beautiful mountains, many bird species and fall colors in the Gatlinburg TN area and in the Park. One of the more popular ways to get a great view of the abundant wildlife here is to take a drive or a bike ride through Cades Cove. Make sure you visit in the early morning or the late evening to increase your chances of seeing some of the cove’s critters.

You will especially enjoy your vacation if you choose to spend it in a log cabin rental. Have a look around the site and explore the 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, 4 bedroom and 5 bedroom and above cabin rentals for a great place to stay. Have a wonderful Fall vacation in the Smokies.

Posted by alan as Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg Attractions at 3:49 PM UTC

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