The Smoky Mountains are a wonderful place to explore the great outdoors and enjoy year-round, exciting activities. If you have an adventuresome spirit and want to get away for a little bit the Smokies are the place for you! Here are 5 adventures you have to take in the Great Smoky Mountains:
1. Play a Round of Golf
There are some amazing golf courses in the Smoky Mountain area. Just imagine playing 9 holes with the majestic views of the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop. You can try the Bent Creek Golf Course or the Gatlinburg Golf Course, conveniently located neat Dollywood. Play 18 and then go ride the best roller coasters in the South! There are also plenty of miniature golf courses to enjoy in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg if you have little ones tagging along.
2. Go Horseback Riding in the Mountains
Do you love horses? There are lots of horse back riding facilities in the Smoky Mountain area where you can ride trained, beautiful horses through the gorgeous landscape. Riding horses in the mountains and the hills is a great way to get back to nature and to enjoy the peace and tranquility that is so unique to this area. Check out horseback riding at the Adventure park at Five Oaks and book a ride today.
3. Take a Relaxing Hike
The Smoky Mountains have a large number of hiking trails from fairly easy and short to strenuous and long. The views on these hikes are unbeatable and you won’t want to forget your camera, you will definitely want to capture the beautiful scenery on your hike. Hike to a waterfall or one the the Smokies’ amazing lookouts and take in all the beauty the area has to offer. You won’t experience anything like this adventure in the Smoky Mountains anywhere else.
4. Observe the Animals of the Smokies
Do you love animals and learning more about them? There are so many animals to observe in the Smoky Mountains, such as deer, bear, and coyotes. There are also over 200 species of birds and many people enjoy participating in bird watching and bird photography. To see some birds that aren’t so native to the Smokies, visit Parrot Mountain and Gardens! Here you can observe hundreds of tropical birds and thousands of flowers, plants, and trees.
5. Go For a Drive Through the Mountains
If you like to view the mountains from the comfort of your vehicle, there are many roads that wind along the Pigeon River and through some beautiful areas such as Cades Cove and Chimney Tops. There is a wonderful drive near Gatlinburg called the Roaring Forks Motor Trail that has great views of the mountains, creeks, and waterfalls. Driving through the mountains is a relaxing and peaceful way to enjoy the beauty of the Smokies.
Where to Stay
If you are looking for a cozy Gatlinburg cabin to stay at while you are in the mountains, check out our cabins on your next trip! We have great cabins in a wide range of prices and amenities that will work for everyone! Some of our amenities include hot tubs, great views, fully equipped kitchens, theater rooms, and more! Be close to all these amazing adventures when you book with us
Come and have your own adventure in the Smoky Mountains and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the area. In case you’re looking for a different adventure, check out all of our current specials or join our Rewards Club to get discounts on all the fun things to do in the Smokies!