Inspirational Quotes to Get You Out on the Trails This Fall
Fall is a wonderful time to get out and explore the Great Smoky Mountains, hike new trails, and soak up the brilliant beauty of the season. These inspirational quotes are the perfect jumpstart to your next NC mountain vacation, and your Bryson City cabin makes an ideal home base for you all of your outdoor adventures.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
And we are, too! The peak fall colors in Bryson City and the surrounding Smoky Mountains begin their color show in early October and continue through the end of November, so now's the time to be here. Accommodations book up quickly this time of year, so don't delay. Start choosing your NC mountain vacation dates today.
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” —Lauren DeStefano
Nature's grand finale is absolutely a breathtaking experience, and one that must be viewed in person because photos don't really do it justice. Fall colors begin at the higher elevations and work their way down over a 5-6 week period. From the small-town streets of Bryson City to the peaks and valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains—the fall foliage, vibrant flowers, and explosion of color can be found everywhere. Hike under the canopies of leaves, bike or motorcycle your way around, or take a scenic train car ride. No matter how you do it, just be here to do it!
“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” —Sarah Addison Allen
What a delicious description of the warm, golden browns that the fall season brings. Brown sugar and warm cinnamon are some of the gorgeous tones you will see when you're looking out the window or sitting on the outdoor deck of your cabin rental. This view is well-paired with coffee or your favorite warm, cozy drink.
“It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” —Diana Gabaldon
If you're an Outlander fan, you'll recognize this quote. It not only applies to the Scottish Highlands, but also to the gorgeous mountain majesty of Western North Carolina. If you love endless deep blue skies and breathing in the smell of autumn all around you, the mountains are where you need to be right now.
“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.” —Joe L. Wheeler
Autumn feels nostalgic because it is reminiscent of change and consistency all at the same time. We come to expect it every year and anticipate its beauty, so it is a significant time and season that is often gone far too soon. The best way to savor it is to immerse yourself in all its glory and soak up everything it has to offer while it's here. We really think now is the idyllic time to plan a fall retreat.
“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!” —Rainbow Rowell
Bring on the lovely leaves, cuddly blankets, hot tea, favorite soups, pumpkin carving and all the welcoming things that make this season warm, snug, and happy. Your Bryson City cabin rental has everything you need to feel at home in the mountains. Light up the fireplace, put the kettle on, and take in all the awesome views that surround you.
“The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.” —John Greenleaf Whittier
Cool, frosty mornings are some of the most beautiful when you can see everything is dusted with sparkling sprinkles of glistening white. It is enchanting to say the least. Whether you stay inside to enjoy the views from your cabin or step out into the artistry that Jack Frost has given you, it's a sight worth seeing over and over again.
“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.” —Delia Owens
We all need to make more time to wander. The Smoky Mountains make a lovely setting for your exploring and adventuring. It's up to you to write the next chapter. Where will you go? What will you do? How much will you see? We sure hope your wandering leads you here. Let us know if we can help you plan your next North Carolina mountain excursion. Cheers to all things autumn and adventurous!
what's your favorite fall quote that inspires you?
Let us know in the comments below!