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27 May 2021
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Summer

Summer in the Smokies is stunning. Lush mountain views are around every corner and there's no better time to explore the area's trails, rivers, lakes and endless array of outdoor activities and attractions, and theme parks.

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are the beating heart of this region of the Smoky Mountains, so summer fun extends far beyond the trails. During the summer in the Gatlinburg area, the outdoor patio dining is at its peak, and many folks find it the best time to peruse the many streets and popping in and out of unique shops.

Summer Hiking in the Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains are a green, lush range comprised of coniferous and deciduous forests, streams, creeks, waterfalls, trails, and wildlife. The "Smokies" as they are often referred to run along the Tennessee-North Carolina border. These beautiful mountains provide numerous hiking and backpacking adventures for explorers, Top trails and points of interest include Alum Cave, Clingman's Dome, Chimney Tips, Laurel Falls, Mingo Falls, and Trillium Gap.

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Horseback Riding in Gatlinburg


Connecting with a beautiful animal and exploring the stunning Great Smoky Mountains are what vacations are made of. The Gatlinburg area offers options to steed-powered adventure seekers and a professional stable, where the animals are well-cared for and the guides are highly trained and knowledgeable.

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Gatlinburg Water Parks

With average annual summer highs around 86°F, it makes sense that the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge region is home to a handful of splashtastic water parks. Cool off in the tidal pools, water slides, and water features. This is a fun and memorable way to pass a hot summer day in the Smoky Mountains.

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Gatlinburg Theme Parks & Roller Coasters

Home to nearly a dozen theme and adventure parks, the Galinburg-Pigeon Forse area is the perfect destination for those seeking rides and thrills while enjoying epic views of the Smoky Mountains. Summer is when these numerous theme parks come alive with visitors. Don't miss Dollywood or Rowdy Bear Mountain.

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Golfing in the Smoky Mountains

A perfect round of golf with stunning vistas and good friends or family members is a dream come true in the Smoky Mountains. The Gatlinburg Golf Course is situated in the foothills of the Smokies and provides views of picturesque rolling hills and will challenge and delight all levels.

For those who enjoy summer putt-putt golf, Crave Golf Club offers families a fun, sweet experience. Crave Golf Club is a cute sweet-treat-themed course that all will love.

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Ziplining in the Smoky Mountains

Zoom through the Smoky Mountain canopy on a zipline adventure. Feel the Gs and squeal with delight as you glide from tree to tree like a bird of prey. Ziplining in the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area is a popular summer activity you don't want to miss.

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White Water Rafting in the Smoky Mountains

For thrills, spills, and the refreshing feeling of cool Smoky Mountain water on your face, it's got to be white water rafting. This exhilarating river sport can be enjoyed among a group of friends or family, which doubles the fun. This popular experience can book up, so advanced reservations are recommended.

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Book your Gatlinburg Cabin Today

Offering a large selection of Gatlinburg Cabins, as well as Sevierville, Wears Valley, and Pigeon Forge Cabins, Bear Tracts Vacation Cabins can accommodate your Smoky Mountain dream vacation. Work with the local experts to craft and customize everything the way you like it!

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