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Ziplining – A Healthy Part Of A Balanced Vacation

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on May 8, 2018

We definitely want you to spend some time with us at Smoky Mountain Ziplines on your next trip to East Tennessee. But chances are you're going to be in town for at least a few days, and that's a lot of time to fill. So at some point, you'll need to come up with other ways to enjoy yourselves besides whooping it up on our ziplines in Gatlinburg.

This week, we're tossing out a few ideas for ways to supplement your zipline adventure in the Smokies, whether you're staying in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Sevierville. We'll walk you through one possible itinerary for how to spend a great day in the mountains. Of course, given the number of attractions, restaurants, shops and events that are available to visitors on a daily basis, the combinations are endless. But hopefully, our suggestions will get the wheels turning in your imagination.

1. Pancakes for breakfast!

It's practically a law that you have to eat at a pancake house when you're in the Smokies. There are at least a dozen such eateries at your disposal, scattered throughout Sevier County. Find the one that best suits your geographical, budgetary and culinary priorities, and go to breakfast hungry. And unless you're one of those snobs who travels with their own maple, the restaurants will have you covered on syrup.

2. Zipline time!

This time of year, any time of day is a great time to enjoy the great outdoors in the Smokies. Even on the sunniest of days, summer's heat and humidity haven't set in yet, but if you zipline in the morning, chances are generally good that the temperatures will be comfortable. And why not start your active time off with some fresh air and sunshine in the middle of our wooded outpost in the foothills? Plus the awe-inspiring views will put you in a good frame of mind for the rest of the day.

3. A picnic lunch?

Ideally, we recommend that folks spend at least one full day doing something in the national park, but if you can only carve out part of a day, consider packing a picnic meal and enjoying it at one of the park's official picnic sites or in a scenic locale like Cades Cove. The time investment isn't as major as, say, heading out on a long hike, and if the weather is cooperative, dining al fresco in nature is a great way to tap into our area's scenic beauty.

4. What's the attraction?

Make your afternoon attraction time. Except for Dollywood (which really requires at least one full day), you can experience most any attraction in the Smokies with a few hours. Maybe you could take the kids to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies or hang out for an afternoon of mini golf and go-cart racing. You could tour the Titanic Museum Attraction or enjoy a nine-inning vacation with the Tennessee Smokies baseball team in Sevierville.

5. On with the show!

After dinner at the restaurant of your choice, make plans to see a live show. With more than a dozen theater options at your disposal on any given night, the stages of the Great Smoky Mountains offer up a smorgasbord of entertainment, from country, bluegrass and rock music to big-budget productions showcasing magic, equine events, lumberjack sports, comedy and more.

6. Chill time

It's good to wind a big day down, and there is any number of ways you can do that. Hang out at your hotel/motel pool area, or maybe just sit out on your balcony and watch the sunset. The day may be over, but the good news is that another big day in the Smokies is only hours away.


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