Fall in love with the Lakeside of the Smokies!

The dog days of summer are winding down, evenings are getting cooler, and the kids have returned to school. There is so much to love about fall in Jefferson County! 

Fall is the perfect time of year to visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and Jefferson County is only minutes away.  Discover the colors of the season on one of the TN Trails and Byways that traverse our area and find your way to one of the many corn mazes in Jefferson County.

The Ballinger Farm Crazy Maze hosts activities beyond your traditional corn maze, including a jumping pillow, slides, petting zoo, and of course a huge pumpkin patch.  You can also find the perfect pumpkin at Echo Valley Corn Maze, as well as three elaborate mazes, hayrides, a playground, discovery barn and more!

There are so many ways to PLAY in the Lakeside of the Smokies this fall!


No trip is complete without deciding what to eat!  Jefferson County has many locally owned eating establishments that are perfect for the fall season.  Try the baby back ribs and slow roasted pulled pork at the Taste of Dandridge, or stop by Lisa’s Country Kitchen in Jefferson City, TN for some great home cooking.  Southern Charm Kitchen in Dandridge is a perfect stop on a fall driving tour, where food is served from farm to table.

If you are planning a fall wedding, family reunion, or tailgate getaway, Holy Smokes BBQ Catering is the perfect choice!

There are so many delectable options to EAT in the Lakeside of the Smokies this fall!

Whether you want to spend your fall in the great outdoors or retreat to the warm indoors, there are many establishments in the Lakeside of the Smokies that will make your getaway special.

Stay cozy lakeside with cabins that can accommodate any size family, or discover one of our areas Bed and Breakfasts or Inns.  Discover the cooler nights by a campfire at one of the many RV parks and campgrounds in Jefferson County.

There are so many places to STAY in the Lakeside of the Smokies this fall!

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