Four Seasons in Wears Valley
Springtime in Wears Valley brings beautiful floral such as rhododendron which blooms from mid-May to early June. Then mountain laurel bursts forth into full bloom in early June. The deadness of winter ceases to exist as green foliage and fawna take on various shades of green throughout the Valley.
Fresh produce makes it way to the farmers markets on Wears Valley Road along with local honey, homemade jams and jellies, fried pies, and other tasty foods.
Towns near the Valley begin the Spring season with festivals of all kinds. In Pigeon Forge, Dolly Parton makes her annual grand entrance at Dolly's Homecoming Parade. In Townsend, the Spring Oldtimer's Festival kicks off in early May with dozens of bluegrass bands filling the mountain air with real Appalachian mountain music while cloggers kick up their heels. The aroma of Spring is not only in the blooming flowers, vendors at area festivals serve up downhome cooking.
Summertime brings in fishermen to try their skills at catching small mouth bass and mountain trout. Families go tubing in mountain rivers while others experience whitewater rafting or other outdoor sports activities.
Area restaurants cook up hearty mountain breakfasts to jump start your day. Our mom and pop restaurants serve breakfast and lunch and some are open for dinner.
Fall in Wears Valley is an exciting experience. From one end of the Valley to the other, you will enjoy the glory of the Smoky Mountains dressed in fall colors of red, orange, and gold. An abundance of fall produce makes its way into the area farmers markets. Pumpkins, gourds, tomatoes, corn on the cob, green beans, okra, and other vegetables are bountiful. You will see mounds of golden colored and red pumpkins, scarecrows, and autumn decor as you meander along Wears Valley Road. The aroma of freshly popped kettle corn will cause you to stop and reflect on days of old in a mountain town. Fall arts and crafts festivals in Pigeon Forge and Townsend will fill your day before you make your way back to your cozy mountain cabin where you can relax in the hot tub on its deck or in front of a blazing fireplace.
Winter is a beautiful time in the Valley. The peace and quiet will allow you to escape from your cares and think about better days ahead. You can still find a bountiful breakfast in one of our great restaurants, tasty lunches, and hearty dinners.
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