Explore the Outdoors on Your Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Summer Vacation

Family on a hike resting on a fenceThe Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the center of attention for anyone that wants to spend time enjoying the outdoors! Whether you want to plan a picnic or go hiking in the mountains to enjoy the scenery, spend time outside on your Pigeon Forge summer vacation! Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of all of the beautiful nature in the Smokies!

Plan a Picnic

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have many great picnic areas. Whether you choose to spend your day picnicking at Cades Cove, Patriot Park or by the Little Pigeon River, there are picnic tables and grassy areas everywhere in the Smoky Mountains! Take a blanket and pack your lunch for a fun afternoon relaxing and enjoying the mountain views!

Go Hiking

Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains is a must for everyone visiting the area! There are easy and strenuous hikes that stretch over the 800 miles of trails, so everyone can experience the beauty of the Smokies! The Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge summer weather is perfect for hiking, so throw on a good pair of hiking shoes and fill a backpack with hiking essentials! Hiking in the Smoky Mountains is the best way to enjoy the great outdoors!

Enjoy the Wildlife and Flowers

If you plan to look at wildlife during your Pigeon Forge summer vacation, take a trip to Cades Cove! With clear skies and sunny days, you will be able to see all of the great animals in the area. The black bears won’t be in hibernation, so keep your eyes open for them! If you visit in the early morning or evening hours, you are likely to see bears, birds, deer, squirrels and raccoons during their feeding time.

Whether you are going on a hike in the Smokies or you’re strolling through an area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you will notice the wildflowers. With over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants in the park, the Smoky Mountains are sometimes referred to as the ‘Wildflower National Park.’ There are different kinds of flowers that bloom throughout the year, but summer months showcase the most beautiful bright red cardinal flowers and small purple-fringed orchids.

Book your stay in one of our Pigeon Forge cabins, equipped with all of the amenities you will need to make your Pigeon Forge summer vacation memorable! When you step outside your cabin or look out the window, you will experience breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains! To reserve a cabin, contact us at 1-800-953-5655 to speak with one of our helpful reservationists!