Oh-La-La October Fun
The leaves are turning and it's beginning to look a lot like October in Gatlinburg. Leaf peeping season is upon us and traffic is heavy again. If you want to vacation in Gatlinburg TN in October, arm yourself with a lot of patience. You had the same idea as many, many other people.
If you stay in a Smoky Mountains hotel, ask the staff for ideas how to go around the traffic on the main roads. By the way, the main road from Gatlinburg to Sevierville, which also goes through Pigeon Forge, is called Parkway. Even though you go in and out of three cities, you are driving on the Parkway. So ask for routes that avoid the Parkway. They do exist and we locals take those roads any time tourist season comes around or on weekends.
A vacation in Gatlinburg TN is totally worth the hassle though. Hiking in the Smokies during the fall is magical.