I am not trying to hasten winter’s arrival, but Smoky Mountain Winter Festivals are only weeks away. Even Mother Nature agrees, as evidenced by the past weekend’s weather. We had a cold front that moved in and shut off a monsoon rain pattern. As the precipitation ended, temperatures dropped and the sun revealed the high peaks of the Smokies dusted in white. The view was breath-taking and perhaps revealed an early forecast for winter. However, the week ahead looks sunny and temperatures will warm into the 70’s. So autumn leaf viewers still have plenty of warm days to enjoy, and leaf color has not yet peaked. My prediction is that we will have leaf color overlapping the beginning of the Winter Festival season which starts November 3rd. I offer no guarantee, as even the best weather forecasters get humbled by the forces of nature.
There is a wonderful side benefit to visiting the Great Smoky Mountains and the surrounding areas. Local events are always available to entertain almost everyone. Winter Festivals kick off all over Sevier County and surrounding areas on November 3rd. The festivals run through February in most places. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville kick the season off with awesome lighting displays that seem to go on forever. Gatlinburg has a chili cook-off and fireworks show on November 4th that not only is entertaining, but is a fundraiser as well. Trolley rides in Gatlinburg give you guided tours of the city’s lighting displays leaving from the trolley center at Ripley’s Aquarium. Pigeon Forge also offers comfortable trolley tours of their lighting displays throughout the city. Trolley rides are a great way to see various attractions and shopping of the area in a leisurely fashion. You can really focus on the surroundings, because someone else is driving for you.
The craft shows, shopping. dining, and entertainment during the Winter Festival season appears endless, in the many ways visitors can enjoy our area. This is also true for the spectrum of real estate here in the Smokies. It becomes easy to avail yourself of all this area offers, once you own property in our mountains. From primary residences, to vacation homes, or rental cabins, this place has it all with natural beauty and ammenities as well. Explore the real estate possibilities on our web site before your visit. When you refine your search and budget, contract the Jason White Team. We can make your trip more rewarding by finding your property, and fun, because you have more time available to enjoy the Smokies