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August 22nd, 2009

Gatlinburg Vacations In The Fall

Fall is just around the corner so that means it’s time to start planning your Gatlinburg Vacations so you don’t miss the beautiful changing colors in the mountains around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Obviously the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area will all change later in the fall than Vermont and Maine so you will want to plan accordingly.

Look for the height of the fall colors on the trees to be around late October to early November depending on several factors which include previous rainfall, current dryness and a nice cold snap, but not a freezing one, before the height of the color season. There are many places around Gatlinburg where you can see the beautiful leaves, but usually in the higher elevations will give you the best chance of seeing the most color.

Fall is a great time of the year to take a Gatlinburg Vacation, not only because of the beautiful colors, but because of additional events taking place throughout the area for the several months leading up to winter. Some of those events include the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival running from September 24th through October 31st, art festivals, decorations in Downtown Gatlinburg and lots of other activities.

Of course the best way to enjoy your fall vacation to the Smokies is to stay in a Gatlinburg cabin rental so you can be right in the middle of the changing colors and all you have to do is walk out onto your balcony to experience fall in all of its beauty. There are plenty of cabins around the site so have a look to find a cabin that fits your needs. We feature many reviews of cabins ranging in size from 1 bedroom 1 bath units for a couple, maybe on your honeymoon, up to very large cabins with 5,6, 7 or more bedrooms for large parties, family reunions or church groups.

We hope plan on coming to the Smokies this fall for a Gatlinburg vacation that you will remember for a lifetime.

Posted by alan as Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountains at 11:08 AM UTC

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February 14th, 2009

More Hiking In The Smoky Mountains & Cades Cove

There is plenty of historical mountain life to be seen when hiking in the Smoky Mountains National Park. Over 80 structures from the late 19th and early 20th century have been preserved or restored, providing a glimpse into mountain life from decades past. These buildings include churches, homes, schools, gristmills, and barns, which were all a part of typical life many years ago. You will find most of these primitive structures in Cades Cove where you can take a few hikes as well. Hikes from Cades Cove include the Abrams Falls Trail, Ace Gap, Anthony Creek Trail and a few others.

Whether you come to the Smokies looking for the beauty of nature or the history of the range, you’ll find this to be more than you ever expected for a hiking vacation. You can stay at several camp grounds in the National Park for accommodations or if you like to sleep in a more comfortable atmosphere look around the Gatlinburg Vacations Blog here for a multitude of available cabin rentals.

With more than 800 miles of trails that are regularly maintained, and many more miles of land that is untouched and uninhabited, hiking in the Smoky Mountains is sure to offer you the experience that you’re looking for. All of the options that you have to choose from might make choosing the right trails for your skill level and desired sightseeing a little complicated. However, if you take the time to plan out your trip and know your options before you go, you’ll be prepared to have a great vacation hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Posted by alan as Smoky Mountains at 7:57 AM UTC

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