Fun Things to Do in the Smoky Mountain Range of Tennessee
Gatlinburg, TN is a cozy town nestled within the stunning Smoky Mountains. Located just a few minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there’s plenty for the outdoor enthusiast to do. Even if you are not up for an adventurous outdoor challenge, you’ll have a great time; our area has many leisure outdoor activities as well.
Below, you’ll find five fun activities in Gatlinburg, TN. Regardless of which you choose, you must experience all of the beauty and wonderment the area has to offer.
Horseback Riding: saddling up and taking a tour among the landscape by horseback is a worthwhile adventure. Smoky Mountain Stables and Sugarland Riding Stables provide guided tours through the mystical backcountry of the Smoky Mountains.
Hiking: in our area, this is perfect for those who have the stamina to overcome tricky trails and for those who just want to take in the sights leisurely. There are trails leading right from Gatlinburg and the backcountry roads. You can trudge through lush natural forestry, climb breathtaking peaks or cool off in various streams along the way.
Ziplining: this family-friendly activity is done right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Going nearly 50 miles an hour, you can experience a thrill ride over streams, valleys and through forests.
Fishing: Gatlinburg has some spectacular spots with plentiful fish to spend the entire day casting off. The national park allows year round fishing in streams that encompass hundreds of miles. The town of Gatlinburg has many fishing outfitters for all of the right gear and advice.
White Water Rafting: on Big Pigeon River and other regional rivers, this exhilarating, adrenaline rush ride is one not to miss. There are a variety of Class III and IV rapids to take on with many water rafting outfitters.
If your next trip is a stop to Gatlinburg, TN, contact Chalet Village for ideal accommodations. We’re also happy to offer advice on what adventures are great to experience in our beautiful town.