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 July 22, 2014
First, let's just say that a trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must for anyone visiting this area. Yes, it's fun to zipline in Tennessee and enjoy all the restaurants and outlet malls and attractions. But there's only one national park around here, and it's unmatched when it comes to scenic beauty and outdoor activities like hiking, picnicking, cycling and fishing.
If you're headed to the Smokies this week, you might want to know about some cool programs that are going on inside the national park. These are free (usually), ranger-led activities that are suitable for the whole family and go above and beyond the usual fun things to do when you're inside the park. Here's a quick overview of what's going on this week:
Junior Ranger: Creepy Critters – Wednesday, July 23 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area pavilion – Free
Join a ranger on this adventure into the dark and mysterious world of bugs and macro-invertebrates. Close-toed shoes recommended.
Cades Cove Evening Hayride – Thursday, July 24 – 5 to 7 p.m. at Cades Cove Riding Stables - $14 per person
Join a ranger for an evening open-air hayride in Cades Cove.
The Natural World of Elkmont – Friday, July 25 – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Elkmont Campground Bridge – Free
Walk with a ranger along the Elkmont Nature Trail to discover some unique facts about this part of the Smokies.
Once Upon A Time… – Saturday, July 26 – 7 to 8 p.m. at Smokemont Campground, between C-Loop and D-Loop – Free
Discover the real world of the American black bear – myths and legends, truth and fiction.