12 Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains for Outdoor Adventures 

Are you itching for an adventure that’s got it all — panoramic vistas, adrenaline-pumping activities, and a whole lot of history? 

So pack your bags, grab some snacks, and join us as we explore 12 reasons to visit the Smoky Mountains for your next outdoor adventure! 

Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains

Biking through the picturesque Cades Cove valley is a unique way to experience the heart of the Smokies.  The Cades Cove Loop Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is relatively flat, so it’s accessible for cyclists of all levels.

Pedal Through Paradise

Saddle Up for Adventure

Townsend, TN, is home to Cades Cove Riding Stables, where you can set off on a horseback riding adventure that’s off the beaten path. 

Self-Guided Tours

You’ll get to saddle up in the wilderness of Tennessee, discovering everything under the forest canopy — including some woodland critters. 

Take Your Thrills to New Heights on a Ferris Wheel

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge is a towering Ferris wheel that stands 200 feet tall, making it the perfect spot to take in the views of the Smoky Mountains. 

Self-Guided Tours

Once you’re done sightseeing from above, you’re in for a treat on the ground below, as The Island boasts plenty of shops, restaurants, and attractions. 

Find out the rest of the reasons why people are flocking to the Smoky Mountains!

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