Smoky Mountain Highs & Family Adventures

Smoky Mountains

Experience natural beauty and adventure. Make family memories on a trek to Andrews Bald’s magnificent views. Fly above the trees on a zip line. Soak up Appalachian culture and browse authentic handicrafts. Scream yourself silly on Dollywood’s coasters, and tap your toes at the musical shows. Shop designer names at Sevierville outlets. The Great Smoky Mountains will call you back again and again.

Youll get a magical feeling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Youre in the presence of something fresh and, yet, ancient. The oldest mountains in the world. A preserve of wildflowers, old-growth forests and rushing mountain streams. The Smokies. Its the ultimate getaway.

Bring your camera. The park has panoramic vistas with cascading rivers and majestic forests. Venture out on horseback at Sugarlands, and then cool off by rafting the Pigeon River. Cycle the 11-mile Cades Cove loop for some of the parks best wildlife viewing. Learn about cantilevered barns and that mysterious blue haze over the mountains. Take the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage to see 1,600 kinds of flowering plants. Study the wildlife. In addition to the 1,500 bears in the park, the Smokies has more salamanders than anywhere else on earth! 

Hike Abrams Falls and Mt. LeConte. Find a waterfall. The Smokies is a hikers paradise with more than 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short walks to strenuous treks that call for backcountry camping. The Appalachian Trail gives you a unique perspective with 70 miles of crestline trail. Cosby, with great campgrounds and a spacious picnic area, is a favorite among locals for the popular day hike to Sutton Ridge Overlooks spectacular panorama. 

Visit the charming mountain town of Gatlinburg, filled with shops and places to play. Be sure to stop in Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies and other attractions. Try skiing or the luge at Ober GatlinburgTravel the talent-rich, eight-mile loop of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Take time to appreciate the lost arts here, and take home a treasure.

In Pigeon Forge, Dolly Partons Splash Country is a guaranteed good time with waves of fun. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island gives a birds-eye view of the area. Go upside down at WonderWorks or get lost in the stories of the Titanic. Play the day away at arcades and games centers. Try zip lining or whitewater rafting.

Savor the Smokies at Blackberry Farm, a luxury hotel and resort on a 4,200-acre estate. You’ll experience a gracious taste of genteel hospitality and a feast of farm-to-table Southern cuisine. Visit the less-traveled Townsend, on the peaceful side of the Smokies. A lifetime of adventure is here in the Smokies.

Experience the Smoky Mountains

Centered around the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the area welcomes you with a rich arts and crafts tradition, family-friendly small towns and musical shows, fantastic views and recreation in the great outdoors.

Smoky Mountains Oct 24 Fall Home Tour Townsend, TN Friday, October 24 - Tour of several beautiful mountain homes learn more Smoky Mountains Oct 25 - 26 Del Rio Days Del Rio, TN Old fashioned fun for the whole family. Music, crafts, food, demonstrations, rides and more! Traditional homecoming festival for this historic mountain community on the French Broad River. Enjoy helicopter flights over peak autumn colors in the mountains, country auction under the big tent, country crafts and cooking, vintage car show, and the Del Rio Song Contest competition on Sunday. The audience will choose cash award winners from performances of original songs about Del Rio. learn more Smoky Mountains Oct 25 - 26 Special Event - Author Penelope Carlevato at Titanic Pigeon Forge, TN Author Book Signing Penelope Carlevato, Tea on the Titanic Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th 10am - 5pm at Titanic Pigeon Forge learn more Smoky Mountains Oct 30 - Nov 3 HALLOWEEN BASH! Pigeon Forge, TN 10% OFF ANY 3 NIGHT RENTAL 20% OFF ANY 4 NIGHT RENTAL OR LONGER Use Code: HALLOWEEN10 learn more Smoky Mountains Nov 1, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015 Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show Pigeon Forge, TN Celebrate the holiday season at the MUST SEE Christmas show in the Smokies! learn more

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