Fall in the Smokies

Experience the beauty of fall colors in the Bryson City Smoky Mountains. Where…

Experience the beauty of fall colors in the Bryson City Smoky 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.

Fall Adventures

Explore Bryson City in the Fall

Experience the beauty of fall colors in the Bryson City Smoky 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. Check out our adventures below for more ideas:

Fishing

Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountain National Forests are some of…

Hiking & Trails

With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala National…

Road to Nowhere

Steeped in history, the Road to Nowhere is a scenic drive, hiking…

Fontana Dam

Fontana Dam is a towering structure that was impounded and created…

Waterfalls

Discover what it means to be ‘fall’-struck, we are…

Clingmans Dome

Known as the highest point of the Great Smoky Mountains with an…

Shopping

We’re known as the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Great Smoky…

Fall Events

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.

Adventures For Every Season

No matter the season, there is always something to do in Bryson City. Anything from rafting to hiking to train rides, we've got your outdoor adventures covered!