Anytime is a good time to visit Gatlinburg TN—each season has its own special characteristics, but spring could be the best. Envision the new bright green foliage, the splash of bright colors found in spring wildflowers, the water up in whitewater streams, exuberantly happy waterfalls, and wildlife emerging from winter dens. American Black bears emerge from hibernation and whitetail fawns spring forth. Gatlinburg TN locals prepare for arrival of the year’s new Tennessee travelers. Their desire to impress the visitor is reflected by hundreds of fresh flower arrangements along the main parkway and city sidewalks.
Summer is also a favorite time because the youth are out of school and it’s time for the traditional summer vacation. Flora and fauna are at their peak. The mountain temperatures are a bit cooler and the pleasures of the Smoky Mountains await the traveler. Moreover, summer and spring are favorite times for a Smoky Mountain wedding. Over thirty wedding chapels wait to serve brides and grooms planning their wedding day. Honeymoon in a Gatlinburg TN cabin.
Fall season brings the burst of color that attracts visitors who appreciate Mother Nature’s brilliant colors that remain after cooler temperatures remove the leaves’ chlorophyll. Nothing compares with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when it offers the crisp, cool air of Fall in Cades Cove.
It’s a pleasant surprise to some that winter is also a great time to visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains. Things are quieter and more peaceful–the strident pace of summer is replaced by a slower pace. Mountain vistas are improved because the foliage is off the trees; the air is both crisp and clean, and the smell of wood smoke carries you back to an earlier time.