Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it’s time we officially say goodbye to summer, and look forward to another incredible and colorful fall in Chattanooga. There are so many wonderful reasons to visit Chattanooga in the fall. Hailed has one of the country’s best destinations for outdoor recreation, we can’t think of a better time to visit Chattanooga. Take part in a variety of recreational activities, from hiking, biking, and rock climbing, to boating, caving, and whitewater rafting, all while enjoying the spectacular fall colors that paint the hills this time of year. Book your stay at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast, and experience a little magic in Tennessee this fall.
Where to See Fall Foliage in Chattanooga
There is no exact science to predicting the peak of fall foliage season in Chattanooga. However, if you plan to visit anytime throughout the month of October, you’ll certainly enjoy our colorful surroundings. There are already hints of fall in the air, but prime fall foliage season usually ranges from mid October to early November. Soon enough, we’ll be outside enjoying the vibrant crimsons, fiery oranges, and bright pops of yellow will dominate the landscapes in and around Chattanooga. There are a lot of ways to enjoy the colorful fall season in Chattanooga, whether by bike, boat, train, foot, or car. You can always ask the Innkeepers at the Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast for their favorite places to see fall foliage. To get your trip planning started off on the right foot, here are a few ideas to look into:
- Walk through Rock City Gardens, then take in the incredible view from Sunset Rock on Lookout Mountain. It’s located just across the street from our Bed and Breakfast, and offers one of the most iconic overlooks in Chattanooga. From here, you can also enjoy a gorgeous fall hike on the extensive Lookout Mountain trail network.
- Bike or walk along the 13 mile Riverwalk, where you’ll enjoy many of Chattanooga’s most popular attractions.
- Walk through the scenic Bluff View Arts District. While there, make sure to visit the Hunter Museum of American Art, and stop in for a coffee at Rembrandt’s Coffee House.
- Hop on a mountain bike or go by foot, and explore the trails at Stringers Ridge Park. You’ll enjoy great views of the city of Chattanooga.
- Take a cruise of the Tennessee River Gorge aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat or the River Gorge Explorer.
- Explore Chattanooga’s countryside by train with the Tennessee Valley Railroad
- Hike up to Signal Point, and enjoy the views of the stunning Tennessee River Gorge from above. After you’ve taken in these autumnal views, head down the trail to the Julia Falls Overlook. It’s only about a mile further, and offers a glimpse at a waterfall spilling out the side of the mountain and plunging into the lush gorge below.
- Enjoy the views from Snooper’s Rock in the Prentice Cooper State Forest, considered to be once of the most hidden scenic overlooks in the area.
- Take a short one-mile roundtrip walk, and enjoy the legendary view from Cloudland Canyon State Park.
- Enjoy a scenic drive along the Pie-in-the-sky trail, one of the best ways to see the the peaks and valleys of beautiful Southeast Tennessee.
However you choose to experience peak fall foliage in Chattanooga, we know you’ll appreciate the kaleidoscope of color provided by the oaks, maples, poplars and other hardwood trees. Book a room at our luxury Inn, and come see firsthand why Chattanooga is hailed as one of the best places to see Tennessee’s fall colors.