I live in south Florida and would like to take trip for landscape photos in areas with beautiful foliage colors next October. I had been thinking of the Smoky Mountains, but I understand from the online comments I’ve seen that the Park will be very crowded and it might be difficult to find a motel room unless the itinerary is planned far in advance.
I would prefer to avoid crowds as much as possible and I’d like to make up my mind where I want to stay when I’m there and can view the actual conditions at that time, not a few months earlier. I guess this would probably rule out the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
I would be very interested any suggestions for other scenic areas in the Southeast that might not be as well-known or as crowded. Thank you very much for any help.