Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on March 20, 2018
Don't let the snow and frigid temperatures that sneaked into the Smokies this week fool you. Spring is officially here, and before you know it, more pleasant, sunny days will have settled back in here for good, which means your playtime options in the mountains will be wide open again until fall. Whether you've already got a vacation to the Smokies planned for this spring or you just have a vague itch to travel that needs scratching, the possibilities are greatly expanded now that nature is laying out its welcome mat.
This week, we're going to offer up a handful (four, exactly) of suggestions for fun things to do in our neck of the woods – places and activities that have been sitting on the back burner since last fall. Hopefully, these will give you the inspiration and the motivation you need to go online or pick up the phone and start making some travel plans for 2018.
1. Take a zipline tour
Of course, we think that should be one of your top priorities. We've only been open for a couple of weeks so far this year, and current weather aside, you'll have plenty of opportunities to come join us for the ride of your life on the best zipline Sevierville, TN or Pigeon Forge, TN has in store. Our seven-line canopy tour delivers high-speed thrills, treetop perspectives, mountain views and a bonding experience that you, your family and friends will never forget. Ziplining is accessible by just about anyone, and even if you're new to it, we'll get you on your feet (and then off your feet once you start ziplining) in no time at all. In fact, we get a lot of repeat customers every year, because once you've had a taste of sailing from tree to tree like Tarzan, you'll want to come back for more.
2. Visit the mountains
We always say that it's a shame for anyone to visit Sevierville, Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg and not also spend some time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This time of year, especially, is a prime time to go to the mountains because of all the budding vegetation and blooming wildflowers. Depending on the time and location you visit, the national park is a canvas of color, providing a beautiful backdrop for activities that range from hiking and biking to picnicking and camping. A few popular outings in particular include biking around the 10-mile Cades Cove loop or enjoying a picnic lunch or dinner at the Chimney Tops picnic area. This is also a nice time of year to hike to a waterfall or just enjoy a short nature stroll near the Sugarlands Visitor Center.
3. Water park it
It won't be open until later in the spring (Memorial Day weekend), but Dollywood's Splash Country is a little slice of heaven for anyone who enjoys playing in the water. The 35-acre water park has all kinds of slides, pools and water features that make getting wet about as fun as it can possibly be. There are body slides and raft slides, racing slides and slow slides, open-air slides and tunnel slides. And in addition to water slides for all ages and levels of adventure, Splash Country features a wave pool, a special play area for kids, a lazy river ride, food vendors and much more. It's easy to hang out for the whole day at this Pigeon Forge attraction, and if you also purchase tickets for the Dollywood theme park, you can save a little money in the process.
4. Saddle up
When was the last time you thought about horseback riding on your Smoky Mountains vacation? You'll find a number of horseback stables throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and even the national park. Riders of all skill levels can mount up and hit the trail either on their own or as part of a guided group, depending on the stables and each rider's experience. It's a peaceful, quiet way to enjoy the beauty of the Smokies without having to do a lot of footwork.