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Seasonal Guides of Monroe County, TN

Monroe County is great to visit no matter the season. Here are our guides for each time of the year.


A field of flowers with trees and a watertower in the background.

This is the best time to see the wild flowers that grow across the county, especially in the Cherokee National Forest and along the Cherohala Skyway. This is the season when farmers markets start to open. Temperatures are usually around 70°F during the day with some occasional strong storms. 


A forest valley during Autumn/Fall. The tree leaves are many shades of green, yellow, orange, and red.

As the leaves change from green to gold and red, the forests become a sea of colors. They are best seen from the Cherohala Skyway. Temperatures begin to drop to 60°F and the weather becomes more rainy and overcast. Make sure to check out the Fall Festivals and Halloween celebrations in each town.


A calm lake with trees and a mountain in the distance.

When better to go out on the lake and enjoy some water sports? Much like the rest of the South, the weather can be hot (average 90°F) and humid this time of year, so stay hydrated. Storms are common during this season too. If you want to stay out of the heat, check out our shops, restaurants, and museums.


A waterfall frozen over with white powdery snow on some of the rocks and ice.

Once the leaves disappear and the temperature drops below 50°F, things slow down across the county. Many shops close for Winter hours but you can enjoy all the beautiful vistas of the frosty forests. Buck Bald is a great pick for these views. There are several Christmas events to experience.

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