Where to View the Fall Colors in Pigeon Forge

Where to View the Fall Colors in Pigeon Forge

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Take in the Fall Foliage in Pigeon Forge

Fall is a popular time of year to visit Pigeon Forge. The cool crisp air is great for outdoor activities and the view is incredible. The autumn season transforms the dense green forests to hues of yellow, orange and red. When you visit Pigeon Forge during fall, be sure to take in the views from these locations.

Where to View the Fall Colors in Pigeon Forge

Here are some of the best places to view the fall colors in Pigeon Forge. Several of these sites can be reached by walking or simply driving along a scenic parkway.

Dollywood

One of Pigeon Forge’s most popular attractions, Dollywood, is nestled within the Smoky Mountains. Beautiful fall views abound throughout the 150-acre theme park. Hop aboard one of the park’s rollercoasters for thrills and scenic views. Or, let the little ones safely spin on a family-friendly ride where you can capture some of the beauty of Pigeon Forge in the fall.

While you’re there, be sure to check out the seasonal fall attractions and entertainment during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Not far from Pigeon Forge is the world-famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park has several great places to take in unobstructed views of the fall foliage. The massive park boasts mountain peaks, scenic drives with pull offs, Clingmans Dome and more locales to view the changing treetops.

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Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

Standing at 200 feet tall, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel offers views of The Island and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A centerpiece to Pigeon Forge, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is one of the tallest attractions in the Southeast. This observation wheel comfortably allows up to eight guests to take in views of the entire shopping and dining destination with the lush, vibrant treetops in the background. Fully enclosed and climate controlled, the wheel is perfect for fall sightseeing.

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Riverwalk Trail

Spend some time at Patriot Park then traverse the Riverwalk Trail. This peaceful paved trail follows along the Pigeon River offering views of autumn-colored leaves and shimmering streams. You’ll forget how close you are to the city as you stroll along this peaceful pathway.

Wears Valley Road

Take a leisurely drive from Pigeon Forge, through Wears Valley, to Townsend on Wears Valley Road. This scenic 15-mile road borders the lush amber-colored foliage and mountain peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. You’ll pass pastures and farmlands, as well as forests, meadows and even spot some wildlife.

Have a Meal with a View

Complement your meal when you eat in Pigeon Forge with a phenomenal view of the fall foliage. Some restaurants have large, floor-to-ceiling windows that offer spectacular views along with menus that will please everyone. Whether you choose an affordable, family-friendly restaurant or something more upscale with a view of the mountains, you’re sure to enjoy every bite and the accompanying views from some of Pigeon Forge’s restaurants.