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 June 24, 2014
Now that summer is in full swing, our ziplines in Pigeon Forge are going full steam as families from all over the country converge on the Smokies to get their fix of mountains, scenic beauty, wildlife and natural resources.
But don't forget to schedule some time to experience all that stuff inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well. While most of what the park has to offer can be enjoyed without any sort of guidance or assistance, the National Park Service does offer a wide selection of ranger-led programs that help enhance the park's many attributes for visitors. The cool part is that these programs are almost always free to the public, and there are lots of activities especially designed for kids. Here's a sampling of what's going on this week:
Junior Ranger: Creepy Critters – Join a ranger on an adventure into the dark and mysterious world of bugs and macro-invertebrates. Close-toed shoes that can get wet are recommended. Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area Pavilion. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free.
Cades Cove Evening Hayride
Join a ranger for an evening open-air hayride in this popular park destination. View wildlife and learn about the diversity of life in the cove. Hayrides fill up quickly on a first-come, first-served basis. 5 to 7 p.m. $14 per person.
Junior Ranger: Whose Poop's On My Boots?
Grab the kids and meet a ranger to get the scoop on animal skins, tracks and, yes, poop. Sugarlands Visitor Center. 1 to 2 p.m. Free.
Old Town Of Elkmont
Take a morning stroll with a ranger to learn about Elkmont when it was a turn-of-the-century boomtown. An easy walk. Behind Elkmont Campground Entrance Station. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free.