October 10, 2012 Photos
Warren Bielenberg Photo
Fall color continues to develop in the park. Although some high elevation areas are now past peak, other areas along the crest of the mountains are quite beautiful. Leaves at middle elevations are beginning to turn and there are a few pockets of color at lower elevations, though most leaves in the foolthills are still green. Scroll down the page for photos of the park this week.
Did You Know?
Money to buy the land that became Great Smoky Mountains National Park was raised by individuals, private groups, and even school children who pledged their pennies. In addition, the Laura Spellman Rockefeller Memorial Fund donated $5 million to create the park.