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 16, 2021
We're just a few days away from the official start of spring! The days are getting warmer, flowers and trees are starting to show their colors, and soon the local fauna will be adding little ones to their broods. Here in the Smokies, we have our own ways of welcoming the change of seasons and the emergence from our long winter hibernation. Read on to get a few ideas about things you can do on your next trip to the Great Smoky Mountains this spring.
What an exciting way to kick off the season! Smoky Mountain Ziplines is open for 2021, and we're eager to welcome back those of you who have visited our Gatlinburg zipline attraction in previous years as well as those of you who may have always wanted to try ziplining but never quite got around to it. This is your year. Do it! With the exception of a few age and weight restrictions, almost anyone can ride a zipline. We supply the safety gear, and our guides will tell you everything you need to know to successfully complete our seven-line canopy tour. You'll be ziplining like a pro just like that, and by the time you're done, you may already be planning your next visit. While you're here, be sure to enjoy the beauty of our wooded setting, especially as the deciduous trees return to green. Our course has amazing views of the mountains too, which are stunning any time of year.
We definitely recommend spending some time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's no entry fee, and within its borders lie some 800 miles of hiking trails that range from level, easy nature strolls to challenging hikes to altitudes of more than 6,000 feet above sea level. You'll also find hikes of all kinds that lie in between the extremes, including destinations like waterfalls and those that feature historic locations from Smoky Mountains history. Whichever hike you choose, be sure to wear the appropriate gear for the distance and take along whatever you'll need to replenish calories and fluids. Even if you don't go hiking, we hope you try to do something within the national park. Options like cycling, picnicking, camping and fishing are likewise good ways to reconnect with nature and relish the return of warmer, sunnier days.
Chances are that a bunch of new businesses have opened their doors since your last visit to the Smokies. Each year, new attractions, restaurants and retail destinations make their debut, offering Smoky Mountain visitors more vacation options than ever before. Some of the new things to keep an eye out for this year include the Appalachian Springs Trout Farm, Flyride (at Beyond the Lens), Pigeon Forge Axe House, Pigeon Forge Chairlift, Gatlinburg SkyTrail (at SkyBridge), Roll On In (sushi restaurant) and a new flying theater ride at The Island.
Dollywood is also now open for its 2021 season, and there are a lot of advantages to visiting the theme park in spring. Crowds are smaller, especially on weekdays, and as the natural and installed vegetation blooms with new life, this is one of the most beautiful times of year to attend. The park's Flower & Food Festival takes place April 23 through June 7. During that annual event, guests can wander through larger-than-life plant sculptures adorned in a half-million colorful flower booms as well as dance under a picturesque Umbrella Sky and indulge in garden-fresh flavors from Dollywood chefs. That's in addition to Dollywood's already impressive schedule of rides, attractions, shows, arts and crafts, and much more.