Can you believe fall is right around the corner? In Anderson County, Tennessee we have rolling landscapes of mountains and valleys, stunning fall colors, crisp autumn air and plenty of activities to enjoy outdoors awaiting you. Here are a few of the best things about fall in Anderson County…

The climate. In Anderson County you get to enjoy four distinct seasons, but there is something special about our fall season. The average temperature in fall is 72 degrees. Not only is the weather perfect during fall, but you get a long enjoyable season as well. When that cooler fall air starts to creep in and the leaves begin to change color, east Tennessee is simply magical. Family and dog hiking in Anderson County TN

Enjoy an abundance of activities all season long. Because we have a long, fall season with mild temperatures, it is easy to stay active outdoors. There are over 400 miles of trails throughout the county to enjoy, so walking, hiking, biking and off-roading are great fall activities.

You can also catch sight of the beautiful fall colors on Norris Lake or the Clinch River. Fall is mild enough to take a boat ride and enjoy the scenery or if you’re a little more adventurous, hit the water in a kayak and explore the Fishing on the Clinch River in Anderson County TNwaterway.

One place in Anderson County with some of the most scenic views is Windrock Park. Windrock is an adventure seekers dream! With over 350 miles of off-road trails to explore, it’s easy to spend an entire day or even weekend. You can either bring your own ATV or rent from the park. Don’t worry, if off-roading is not your cup of tea, a visit around Windrock’s property in your truck or SUV is still worth it. You can see spectacular views of neighboring mountains and valleys. You can also drive up to the Buffalo Mountain Windmill Farm and get an up close look at 18 windmills. The 15 largest windmills have a 256 foot tower with 139 foot blades and span 395 feet. The windmills are captivating and the view is breathtaking!

Anderson County is located within a short drive of three National Parks, yes we said three! There is really not a more spectacular place to see the wide spectrum of fall colors than in the Tennessee Mountains. Due to the state’s diverse tree species, you can see the full spectrum of autumnal colors. From Anderson County, you can easily drive to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cumberland Gap National Park or Big South Fork National Park. Great Smoky National Park encompasses over 800 square miles in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The highest peak is Clingmans Dome and offers an observation tower with breathtaking views. Cumberland Gap National Park lies along the borders of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia and offers views of the Cumberland Gap, a pass in the mountains that was once used by pioneers headed west. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. From Anderson County you’ll have your pick of three of the top destinations to view fall colors.

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