Each individual has different factors that depend on when they decide to take their vacation. Some prefer to wait till the warmer months to take their vacation rather than some tourist who prefer to take their vacation during the colder months. Most tourist head for the south during the summer to cool down and then up north for the winter to ski. That is not the circumstances in the Smokies. There are tons of things to do in both cold and warm temperatures. The Smoky Mountains is a terrific place to vacation during any season.
During the spring and fall months; tourist flock to the Smoky Mountain area. The scenery is absolutely breath taking. The foliage looks like a huge patched quit with all of the different colors on the leaves. The Harvest Festival begins in late September and ends at the end of October. Both communities really express their heritage throughout the fall months. On every corner the smaller shops have all of their handmade crafts and quilts on display.
The Smoky Mountain communities hold a huge variety of festivals during the different seasons. One festival that is very popular during winter is of course Winterfest. Both cities are lit up from end to end with lights and transform into a winter wonderland. Ober Gatlinburg is a very popular attraction during the winter, There are tons of activities that you and the family can enjoy. There is snowboarding, skiing, ice skating and so much more.
During the summer there is a lot of people that vacation in the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge are. There is so many different outdoor activities to choose from. Many tourist come for white water rafting, fishing, or even hiking. The Smokies is home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails around. There are plenty of streams and rivers to enjoy on those hot days. So no matter what season or temperature it is, there is always something to do in the Smokies!!