Tennessee is the perfect place to experience the season of autumn, from the stunning stretch of our western farmland to the rivers and gorges of the eastern mountains. We’ve pulled together 15 awesome places to visit, hikes to hike and yummy spots to eat that are perfect to usher in the most wonderful time of the year. Well. Let’s just call it sweater weather, shall we? Enjoy our great state, friends! You may just want to stay…
easy hike is next level during October.
The hike to Laurel Falls is truly a wonder, and we tend to think that autumn does it best. You won't be swatting away the mosquitos of summer or dealing with the chilly rain of spring. Get ready for sweet breezes, a quiet moment alone with nature and stunning views.
15. Maybe adventure out in the great weather and
explore places you can only visit in Tennessee.
These beautiful spaces can only be visited in our great state, and each are perfect for a day trip or a weekend away from home.
14. Take a trip to these
creepy East Tennessee ruins.
Elkmont is most likely going to be moved and renovated this year, so you'll want to take this hike out in the middle of the East Tennessee mountains while you can. It's quite a sight to see.
this darling bakery
on a Tennessee farm.
The Cookie Jar is located in Dunlap, Tennessee on a beautiful (working!) farm. We'd argue that there's no better time to indulge in autumnal treats than in the middle of the Tennessee countryside. Wouldn't you agree?
12. When it gets a little chillier, you can explore the state's
Have you ever seen a frozen waterfall...? These beautiful places are about to blow your mind.
11. Take our
fall foliage road trip for views that will leave your jaw on the ground, over and over again.
Yeah, you're probably going to see some pretty autumnal colors if you're out and about in Tennessee during the day. It's when you take a designated road trip, however, that you'll have the opportunity to fully indulge in the beauty of this great state.
10. You may want to refresh yourself on just WHY Tennessee is
the best place to experience autumn.
We came up with a few reasons why Tennessee is phenomenal during the fall season..and you just may want a little reminder. Care to take a look?
9. There's nothing more beautiful than a
camping trip underneath a canopy of fall foliage..
This extraordinary treehouse is a great place for those looking to spend their fall high, high up in the treetops. It's positively magical.
8. Take in the views at
this gorgeous Tennessee state park.
Can you guess where this view is from...?
7. We also figured out just
how you know autumn is on its way.
Sometimes summer seems to last forever, even in the south, but around late September the entire atmosphere of Tennessee starts to change. We researched all the warning signs, the only question is: do you agree?
6. PS: Here's your
autumn bucket list!
If you're in Tennessee, then you'll definitely want to indulge in every single one of the spots on this list. From fall festivals to apple picking, it's autumn and we're ready!
This Tennessee road is a DREAM to drive.
With a cup of coffee in hand, of course.
4. Here are ten great places to head on over to
during the cooler months.
Arrington Vineyards and Cades Cove are great to traverse during the fall season. Beautiful foliage and great views are only the tip of the iceberg.
darling apple orchard is perfect for a day trip.
Carver Orchard's and Farmers Market has an old fashioned candy shop as well as their expansive, luscious orchard space. This is a great place to visit with kids or if you're just looking to experience and enjoy nature.
Speaking of apples...
Have you visited The Apple Barn in East Tennessee? Their cider is amazing, and the entire space is historic and deeply entrenched in Tennessee history. It's truly an experience!
Tennessee's natural wonders in the midst of its autumnal brilliance.
We're a pretty state, sure, but when it comes to autumn? It's as if Tennessee's grandiose natural beauty is heightened THAT much more.