Explore Bryson City in the Fall
Experience the beauty of fall colors in the Bryson City Smoky Mountains. A trip to Bryson City in the fall would not be complete without a fall foliage train excursion on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad where you can take in ALL the colors of autumn canvas masterpiece. Daily excursions on both the Nantahala Gorge and Tuckasegee River allow you to experience fall colors in places you can't get to by car.
Experience authentic Appalachia with a stop at Darnell Farms. Pumpkins, gourds, hayrides to a pumpkin patch, and plenty of fall-themed events await you this fall.
Fall is one of our favorite seasons in the mountains - where the days are warm enough for outdoor activities, yet the nights are cool enough for sitting around the fire or gazing at the nighttime sky. The beauty of autumn's color change is a compliment to all the activities in Bryson City, including hiking, events and festivals, scenic drives, waterfalls, fishing, and a whole lot more.
When do the leaves change color in Bryson City?
In Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, leaf color changes happen from early October through early November. The highest mountain elevations will start to see leaf color change in early October. Mid- to low- elevations will see gradual color change from mid-October through early November. There are some variable factors such as rain and wind that could cause leaves to fall early, or a delayed cold snap which could cause leaves to change later in the season.