Pigeon Forge is one of the most beautiful places to visit during the changing seasons. The bright fall foliage and exciting attractions are sure to get you and your family into the autumn spirit! To help you make the most of your trip, here are 4 more ways to celebrate fall when you stay at our Pigeon Forge hotel.
1. Take a Hike
Great Smoky Mountains is the most biodiverse park in the National Park System. There are around 100 different species of trees, and most of them are deciduous. During the changing seasons, the mountains come alive with shades of red, orange, and yellow. It’s a beautiful sight to see, and you can enjoy it while hiking one of the many trails in the park! If you plan on introducing the kids to hiking, try one of the kid-friendly trails. There are also 384 miles of road to choose from in the Smokies, perfect for auto touring. After a day of exploring the Smokies, you can come back to the comfort of your room and relax.
2. Rides With a View
For some affordable family fun, visit The Island in Pigeon Forge. One of the best ways to admire the mountain views is from their Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. This 200-foot tall ferris wheel can seat up to 8 people per gondola, making it the perfect attraction for groups. Enjoy the fall foliage on the longest downhill ride in the United States, the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. It allows you to control the speed of your cart as you zip through the trees. For more thrills, visit Dollywood, a world-class theme park that has over 40 rides to choose from. The best thing about these attractions is that they are all less than a 5-minute drive from our Pigeon Forge hotel.
3. Taste the Flavors of Fall
Apples are one of the staple fruits of fall, and there are so many ways to enjoy them when you visit the Apple Barn! You can watch as they press fresh apples into delicious cider that you can sample. Enjoy a unique twist on wine at the Apple Barn Winery. They specialize in apple and fruit-flavored wines, handcrafted from the same apples you’ll see growing outside. Get into the fall “spirit” when you visit Ole Smoky Moonshine! The full, rich flavor of their pumpkin pie flavored shine will have you thinking of Thanksgiving dessert!
4. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
There are many family farms and pumpkin patches near Pigeon Forge. One of the best is the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch! With over 25 varieties of pumpkins and gourds, you’re sure to find the perfect one to decorate your home. Their Kids Adventure Area is a great place to visit with the little ones, complete with bounce houses, a petting zoo, and a zipline! You can also wander through their corn maze and visit their general store for a treat or souvenir.
We’d love to share more of our favorite autumn activities when you visit our Pigeon Forge hotel. Start planning your next trip to the Smokies and browse our selection of rooms. We look forward to seeing you this fall at the Valley Forge Inn!