What Do I Pack for My Fall Visit to the Mountains?

Fall in the SmokiesThis time of year, the weather can be unpredictable in the Smoky Mountains! It can be below freezing in the morning and warm and sunny in the afternoon. We may even get the season’s first snow flurries while you are here! If you are planning to visit Bryson City during the Fall, it is a good idea to make sure you pack for a wide range of temperatures.

Whether you are going hiking on the Appalachian Trail, mountain biking at Tsali, enjoying the scenery on the Blue Ridge Parkway or simply enjoying the sunset from the deck of your Watershed Cabin, it is important to dress correctly for the weather. If you are not dressed properly, you may become uncomfortable and be unable to enjoy. So, in order to make sure you have a great time, we want you to make sure to pack the right clothes!

Dressing in layers is the best way to go and it’s a good idea to avoid cotton if it is going to be raining. Cotton holds moisture and draws heat away from your body, making it an uncomfortable choice for cool, wet weather. Synthetic, fast-drying fabrics or wool would be a more comfortable choice. Essential gear would include a sturdy pair of shoes that will do well on uneven terrain, wool socks, a synthetic fast drying shirt and pair of pants, a fleece sweater and a waterproof jacket. With that said, you don’t have to run out and spend a fortune on the latest hi-tech gear to prepare for your trip. You can find what you need in most department stores or in your local outdoor store. If you don’t know what to get or find yourself in the mountains without adequate apparel, don’t worry! We have several high-quality outdoor stores in our area that have a great selection of outdoor gear and friendly, knowledgeable staff who will be glad to help you find what you need.

Now that you know what to bring with you, it’s time to start planning your adventure to the beautiful Smoky Mountains! As always, our staff is available to help you or you can book a cabin with our secure online reservations system at www.watershedcabins.com  We look forward to hearing all about your stay at Watershed Cabins where you can rough it – in style!


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