Fall Foliage Makes October Second Busiest Month On Record
Thanks to this year’s vivid and colorful fall foliage display the Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials report this past October was the busiest month since 1987. The number of visitors to the park in October of 1987 is reported as the busiest October with October 2015 being the second busiest month on record. It was a banner fall foliage display with fall colors predicted to be the best in several years. Visitors flocked to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina to see the beautiful fall colors.
The National Park Service report that 1,370,640 people visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in October this year. If visitation keeps up this year just may be the busiest year ever. So far it is reported that over 9.5 million people have been to the park this year. The number to beat is over 10.2 million people. In 1999 over 10.2 million people visited the GSMNP. Let’s hope great weather is in the forecast and the record can be broken. No matter what time of year the Great Smoky Mountains is a beautiful place to visit.