Great Smoky Mountain Adventures You Shouldn’t Miss

Ashley | 02 - 27 - 2024

If you are looking for adventure post this pandemic, then the Great Smoky Adventures is all you need to begin your search for fresh air and relaxation with a dash of adrenaline rush. 

Mountains that stretch between North Carolina and Tennessee are famously known as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the USA and are also the oldest mountain range in the world. Get to know these Smoky Mountain vacation ideas before you fix your itinerary.

Great Smoky Mountains Attractions

The best time to visit the Smoky Mountains is between June to August with July being the busiest of them all. Late Octobers are for the ones who want to get that spectacular view of late autumns. 

What Is the Best Time to Visit the Smoky Mountains?
  • A. Summer and Winter
  • B. Summer and Spring
  • C. Summer and Autumn
  • D. Any Time

The constant blue mist that hangs just above these mountains gives a scenic view while its wildflowers, autumn colors, waterfalls, thick forests, harmless biodiversity, and black bears offer a whole package of entertainment for family and friends.

What to Do in the Smoky Mountains?

Before we jump into the 14 things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains here are two things you shouldn’t miss in your visit to this serene national park if you are traveling without kids:

  1. The Great Smoky Mountains hiking
  2. A scenic drive down the Cades Cove Loop Road

Great Smoky Mountains Activities

Now for the 14 fascinating and interesting activities to do in and around the Smoky mountains:

  1. Treat your eyes with a visit to ‘The Island’ in Pigeon Fort.
  2. Look out for the annual Dollywood festival theme.
  3. Take a tour on a double-decker bus around the neighborhood.
  4. If you are visiting in winter, then the beauty of Ober Gatlinburg will be etched into your memory forever.
  5. Ripley’s underwater interactive aquarium will be a fun time for families.
  6. Go to Rowdy Bear Ridge for a thrilling ride down the mountain and to try out North America’s first alpine flyer.
  7. Dine at the Old Mill. 
  8. Wine taste at any one of 5 local wineries in the Rocky Wine Trail for free.
  9. Sample ‘White Lightnin’ and ‘Blue Flame’ moonshine for $5 each.
  10. Enjoy a sugar rush at Apple Barn.
  11. Rent a cabin 
  12. Check out mountain miles.
  13. Attend a show 
  14. Shop for souvenirs at the Three Bears general store.

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