It’s finally fall and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Anderson County, TN! When you visit Anderson County during this beautiful season, you can attend a fall festival, enjoy the gorgeous fall colors, and get outdoors in the gorgeous fall weather. To help you have the best trip, we’ve put together the top 4 ways to celebrate fall in Anderson County TN.

1. Enjoy the Outdoors

person hiking during the fallThe weather is beautiful during the fall in Anderson County TN! Whether you’re spending time out on the lake or riding ATVs, there is plenty to do. Spend some time at Windrock Park, which has 73,000 acres of off-road excitement where you can ride ATVs, side-by-sides, mountain bikes, and more! You can also go for a hike at Norris Dam State Park, which occupies more than 4,000 acres on the shores of Norris Lake. Along the trails, you’ll come across caves, scenic valleys, and streams. During fall you can see gorgeous fall foliage along your hike! For a list of other trails to hit this fall, click here.

2. Fall Boat Trips

If you want to admire all the beautiful colors of fall, the best thing to do is go on a fall boat trip! When the leaves change from shades of green to various shades of oranges, yellows, and reds, it’s time to visit Anderson County! Take in the gorgeous views of the fall foliage around Norris Lake as you go on a relaxing boat ride with your family. Feel free to bring your own boat or take a tour through Norris Dam State park. Not only will you see the fall colors, but you will have the chance to see wildlife and learn more about the area. Boat tours last about an hour and depart from Norris Dam Marina. They take place during the last two weeks of October and are a great way to enjoy the fall weather! Find out more here.

3. Fall Heritage Days at the Museum of Appalachia

Museum of Appalachia in the fallFall Heritage Days at the Museum of Appalachia take place on November 3rd and 4th. It's a day to step back in time and enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of pioneer Southern Appalachian traditions. This event is fun for the whole family and features demonstrations from blacksmiths, spinners, basket makers, sheep shearers, beekeepers and dozens of other artisans. The Museum of Appalachia lends a voice to the people of Southern Appalachia and really brings history alive during Fall Heritage Days.

4. Stroll Historic Downtown Clinton

Experience fall in the south while you explore the streets and stores of historic downtown Clinton. Decked out in fall decor, downtown Clinton will transport you back to a simpler time with numerous antique shops and a variety of boutiques to browse and shop. You may even get a head start on your Christmas shopping! Be sure to stop in one of the eateries for a delicious southern meal and if you need a pick me up, there are some coffee shops to fuel you up. Downtown Clinton is home to a variety of annual festivals and fun events, so check out their website and see what's happening.

Now that you know all of the exciting ways to celebrate fall in Anderson County TN, it’s time to start planning your visit! Check out where to stay in Anderson County, then reserve your trip today.