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 Mini Golf
One of the best adventures you need to experience on a Great Smoky Mountains vacation is playing mini golf with family and friends! There are some amazing mini golf courses in the Smoky Mountain area, and each have a unique theme. Crave Golf Club is one of the most popular courses with an outdoor rooftop course and an indoor course, both of which are dessert themed! Go on a true adventure at Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf by making your way through a volcano, past a pirate ship, and through caves! Everyone will have a blast playing mini golf on vacation!
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 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 Great Smoky Mountains have a large number of hiking trails from fairly easy and short to difficult and long. The views on these hikes are unbeatable and you won’t want to forget your camera since you’ll definitely want to capture the beautiful scenery on your hike. Hike to a waterfall or one of the 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. There is a wonderful drive near Gatlinburg called the Roaring Fork 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 Great Smoky Mountains and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the area. Wondering what else you can do while you’re in town? Look through our Luxury Pass to see which attractions you’ll receive free tickets to when you stay in one of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals!