Fall leaf color on the Newfound Gap Road
Colorful Fall foliage along the Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be experienced up close and personal on the nearly 900 miles of trails or one can pause at one of the many overlooks on the Newfound Gap Road and take it all in broad swaths of park!
The Oconaluftee River Valley with fall color and Autumn leaves in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from an overlook on the Newfound Gap Road.
A drive from one end to the other on the Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Autumn has been likened to traveling from North Carolina to Maine and back to Tennessee.
The changes in exposure, elevation, temperature and vegetation offer a first-hand look at the mystery and grandeur of these mountains. Climbing to the Gap and back down again in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Autumn can literally take your breath away! Continue reading
If you want to see Fall Foliage along the Newfound Gap Road plan your trip between the second week of October through the first week of November.
Elevation is the key, with the higher regions peaking early and the lower valleys peaking last.
Of course, Mother Nature is prone to changing her mind at any time. Early freezes, heavy rains, dry weather, and the amount of sunlight can affect the Fall show, so the longer you stay on your visit the better chance you will have of finding good fall foliage along the Newfound Gap Road