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Can't-Miss Fall Activities in the Smokies

A Guide to Exploring Pigeon Forge in the Fall

Your escape to Margaritaville Island Hotel is more than just a stay—it's a gateway to the finest outdoor experiences the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer. Whether you crave a vibrant autumn hike or the charm of apple picking and hayrides, each moment unveils a fresh opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape.

Come Experience the Magic of Autumn

Head Out on a Hike

Searching for the best places to see fall colors in the Smoky Mountains? Margaritaville Island Hotel is only a 25-minute drive from the park’s most popular entrance. Dive into the autumn vibes on one of the many hiking trails. Or, if you prefer fishing, drift upstream to catch the sunrise over the vibrant landscape.

Take a Hayride

To enjoy the Smoky Mountains even further, hop aboard an old-fashioned wagon and enjoy a leisurely afternoon driving through the forest on a guided hayride tour. During your ride, you may spot white-tailed deer, raccoons, turkeys, woodchucks, and other local creatures. After taking in the scenery, return to Margaritaville Island Hotel to enjoy a delicious meal with a great view at the Rooftop Pool & Chill Bar

Go Apple Picking 

Enjoy the age-old tradition of apple picking when you visit Pigeon Forge in the Fall. With a variety of orchards throughout the area, you will find a colorful selection of apples growing through the season. Pick your favorite color and devour right off the tree. Or, if you can resist, save them for a snack break during your Smoky Mountain hike.

Plan a Great Stay 

With the Great Smoky Mountains and The Island at Pigeon Forge just a short distance away, there’s no better place to enjoy a family getaway. Our modern mountain resort offers outdoor recreation close to the city so you never miss out on an exciting opportunity. Explore rooms & suites to experience the magic of Pigeon Forge in the Fall.


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