The Leaves Are Changing

Posted by David  
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Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn

Have you noticed the nights are getting longer? Do you find yourself grabbing a light jacket in the mornings when you take your dog out? Fall is in the air, can you feel it? The high temperatures in the Great Smoky Mountain region are in the low 70s and the low temperatures are dipping into the 40s in the high elevation parts. I just love this time of year. It’s not too hot, and it’s not too cold.

The landscapes and mountain tops are no longer covered in lush green, but now in shades of red, yellow, orange and brown. It’s one of the most beautiful times of the year for residents and travelers.

Thousands of visitors flock to this region every year just to see the leaves change colors. Most journeys start in Asheville, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway and head all the way northwest to Pigeon Forge, TN. There are hundreds of stops along the way that are perfect for sightseeing, photography, painting and hiking. Nothing beats standing at a point near 4,000 ft of elevation and looking out over miles and miles of painted canvas.

Have you visited the Great Smoky Mountains during Autumn just to see the leaves change colors? What are some of your favorite spots to sight see?