The weather in Gatlinburg today has reminded us that fall is finally here! The air is cool and crisp, and people walking on the Parkway are donning light jackets and hoodies. Now, the leaves have not yet changed, but they are certainly well on their way. So, what to do until prime Gatlinburg leaf-looking begins?
Carve a Jack-o-Lantern
Everyone has, or at least should have, carved a Jack-o-Lantern at some point in their life. Kids always have a ball digging the guts out of a pumpkin and instructing the adult on what funny faces they want on Mr. Lantern’s pumpkin face. But let’s be honest here, adults love it just as much; the fall season just gives us adults an excuse to act like overgrown kids…and that’s okay. Here is a really cool site with pumpkin-carving tips: Pumpkin Carving Instructions.
Go to a Corn Maze
Many farmers transform their fields into corn mazes for fall. Corn mazes, like pumpkin-carving, is a fun fall activity for children and adults. Also, many farmers who have a corn maze on their property also grow pumpkins, so you may want to pick up a pumpkin to carve while you are there. The closest corn maze to Gatlinburg is Kyker Farm Corn Maze in Sevierville.
Take a Hayride
Hayrides are our favorite fall activity here the Gatlinburg Space Needle. There’s just something special about snuggling up with your loved ones while riding on a tractor-pulled wagon strewn with hay. Do not forget: the city of Gatlinburg offers hayrides throughout the fall–they haven’t started yet, but they will be starting November 1.
Here is another awesome article on 100 Fun Fall Things to Do. What are your favorite fall activities?
Also, we would like to remind everyone that Gatlinburg Horror Weekend is still underway. Tomorrow is the last day, so be sure to drop by if you are in town.