In this Smoky Mountains Vacation Guide, learn about the fantastic festivals and complete your Spring break itinerary with these unique things to do in the Smoky Mountains in May.
If you plan to visit the Smokies during this time of the year you’re in for a treat!
As Spring turns to Summer in the you don’t want to miss these opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National park and take in a few Springtime festivals in the surrounding towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Is May a Good Time to Visit the Smoky Mountains?
May is indeed a beautiful time to visit. The bright green trees are sprinkled with the spring colors of wildflowers and the sound of babbling streams and waterfalls.
The wildlife is beginning to awaken and the sounds of the birds are everywhere.
I really belive that May is an underrated time of year to visit and am quite surprised it is typically slower than even some of the winter months.
Many people have returned to school and the summer crowds have not yet arrived, so cabins in the Smokies are typically abundant and at much better rates in May than you will find in other months throughout the year.
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Smoky Mountains Weather in May
With average temperatures staying in a mild mid-70s range, the weather is as close to perfect as things get in this part of the country. You won’t experience humidity or extreme cold in most cases.
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