Nestled in the fertile valley bounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and the rugged Clinch Mountain in East Tennessee, you’ll find Morristown, the ideal destination to kick-back and enjoy Autumn’s most spectacular color. Leaf peepers will love the drive along US Highway 25E, the East Tennessee Crossing National Scenic Byway, with its panoramic views of the mountains and Cherokee Lake.  Be sure to check out the special ENChroma® viewfinder at the Veterans Overlook that allows those with color blindness to enjoy the beauty of the season. 

If you’re one of those who loves checking out festivals in the Fall, you’ll find some great ones in Morristown. Held the fourth Saturday in September, the Morristown Craft Beer Festival features continuous entertainment, an abundance of food trucks, vendors, and kids’ activities, along with over 30 different craft beers sure to please every beer connoisseur. 

Now in its 45th year, Mountain Makins is the quintessential autumn festival. Hand-crafted items from pottery, jewelry, and fiber arts to lathe-turned wooden bowls, basketry, and leather-goods are all part of this Appalachian folk life festival. Delicious food and continuous entertainment round out this annual event held the fourth weekend in October. Weekend passes are available.

Hikers, mountain bikers, picnickers, and more are continually amazed by the beauty of Panther Creek State Park in the Fall. With its 50 campsites RV’ers awake to the serenity of this 1,400-acre park located on Cherokee Lake just a few minutes west of Morristown. One visit to Panther Creek and you’ll discover why it’s one of Tennessee’s most popular state parks.

Not to be missed is picturesque downtown with its shops and boutiques decked out for Fall. 1907 Brewing Company is the perfect place to grab a brew, or cider and some pub grub from their rotating group of food trucks after a day of shopping and sight-seeing.

For more info: www.visitmorristowntn.com