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What you can expect along country back roads near Mountain City, Tenn.

If leaf looking is your thing, than this map is for you.  Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Northeast Tennessee attracts guests from all over the country in anticipation of peak fall foliage.

The peak time for fall foliage in Northeast Tennessee is estimated to be the weekend of September 29 through October 1. Calculations are provided by SmokyMountains.com‘s interactive map showcasing the best time to expect full color throughout the United States. The map utilities algorithm in past and current day temperature trends, as well as historical precipitation, forecast temperatures and forecast precipitation.  According to the calculations, Northeast Tennessee should expect peak viewing in the days surrounding October 1, 2017.

As crisp air returns to Northeast Tennessee and September enters the scene, now is the best time to start planning a memorable fall foliage trip.

Whether you plan on spending your nights beside the campfire, or relaxing in a luxurious city suite, here are our favorite places to stay.

Family fun or a romantic weekend, there will be plenty of things to do while viewing the leaves.

And, if local music and arts are your thing, check out daily events happening throughout the region.

For more trip ideas in Northeast Tennessee, click here.

Photo by Pam Randolph.