2019 Fall Foliage in the Smokies

No one can argue that Fall in the Great Smoky Mountains is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The mountain air begins to cool and you can smell the crisp leaves as the breeze blows by. The leaves in the Smokies transform into brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange. It is something that people like to witness year after year. If you have not had the chance to spend a Fall in the Smokies, I would suggest you continue reading so we can convince you to come see the 2019 Fall Foliage in the Smokies.

One of the most common questions every year is “When will the leaves begin to change?” We love this question, but it can be quite tricky when it comes to a correct way of answering it. There are a lot of factors that go into predicting the best time of year to visit the Smokies to ensure you see the peak fall colors. 

Although we cannot give you a precise guarantee on when is the best time to see the 2019 Fall Foliage in the Smokies, here are our predictions. With the help of the Fall Foliage Map from smokymountains.com, the fall colors are expected to peak late this year. The first week of November in fact. The leaves typically begin to change color around early to mid October. Colors are the most vibrant when the temperatures are in the 70’s during the day and in the 40’s in the evenings. So far this season, we have had an exceptionally warm September which is causing the delay in the Fall Foliage. As the temperatures begin to cool off, we will begin noticing the vibrant color changes around us. The highest elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains will likely see their most vibrant fall foliage colors towards the end of October. Leaves in the surrounding areas and lower elevations are again predicted to be during the first week of November. 

Smoky Mountain Webcams

In addition to keeping up with the smokymountains.com Fall Foliage Map, the Great Smoky Mountains offers several webcams to help potential visitors watch the progress of the color changes. 

View from Clingmans Dome

View from Newfound Gap

View from Purchase Knob

View from Look Rock

If you have never visited the Great Smoky Mountain National Park during Fall, 2019 is the year to do so! Words nor photos can relay just how beautiful it is. 

Where to Stay

If you plan on visiting to see the Fall colors, here at Resort Properties Vacations, we offer vacation condo rentals at multiple resorts here in Pigeon Forge. Offering one, two, three and four bedrooms, we are sure we can find you the perfect vacation rental for you and your family and friends. We are currently offering several lodging specials and daily deals for the Fall and into the Winter months to help guests save even more. As our guest, you also receive our Free Ticket Package which now includes a FREE Ticket to Dollywood! If you have any questions, please give one of our Vacation Specialists a call at 800-429-4361. 

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