SUMMER ADVENTURE IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

05/26/2020  | 
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It’s time to head outside for fun in the Great Smoky Mountains. 

Whether you hit the trails to take in the views, choose adrenaline-fueled adventures along the Parkway, or spend time with friends and family exploring places off the beaten path, you’ll find plenty of reasons to fall in love with summer in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Take a Hike

Sevierville is less than 13 miles from the entrance to America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. More than 800 miles of maintained trails crisscross this breathtakingly beautiful park, which has such a tremendous diversity of life that it was named an International Biosphere Reserve in 1976. Enjoying a hike is a great way to see spectacular mountain views, observe native flora and fauna, and tour historic structures built by early settlers – there are more than 90 within the park. You can even hike a portion of the world-famous Appalachian Trail during your Smoky Mountain visit.

Just down the road in Sevierville, explore the city’s trails - paved greenway that run along our waterways and offer opportunities to see native plants and historic points of interest. You’ll even find plenty of opportunities to fish for smallmouth bass (a license is required) in the rivers that wind through Sevierville.

Enjoy New Adventures

Mark some new adventures off your bucket list! Soar through a canopy of deciduous trees at one of Sevierville’s many zip line adventure attractions. Then take on a ropes challenge course or ride horseback through the mountain foothills.

Opt for a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour of the Smoky Mountains. The Smoky Mountain Spectacular flight, offered by Scenic Helicopter Tours, flies over Great Smoky Mountains National Park and includes pilot narration about the history of those who lived in the mountains.

Visitors with an interest in both aviation and history will enjoy a scenic flight in an authentic 1927 Waco biplane flown by Marc Hightower of Sky High Air Tours. Take to the skies before or after visiting the Tennessee Museum of Aviation – a museum that pays tribute to our nation’s veterans as well as famous Tennessee aviators. The museum’s rare airworthy warbird aircraft, including two WWII era P-47 Thunderbolts and a Douglas A-1H Skyraider, make the museum a must-see.

Explore the Backroads

Take a drive through the foothills. Sevierville offers several historic scenic driving tours that highlight various points of interest throughout the community – and showcase views you can only find when you venture off the beaten path.

Relax with a Little Retail Therapy

Sevierville is the shopping capital of the Smokies – and our stores offer great sales all summer long. There are more than 100 high end name brand outlets like Coach, Michael Kors and Under Armour at Tanger Outlets Sevierville – the area’s premier outlet mall. Add to that a huge selection of specialty boutiques, flea markets and antique malls and you realize – Sevierville is one awesome city for shopping! Explore the 88,000 square foot Smoky Mountain Knife Works, featuring cutlery, kitchen gadgets and relics – you can even buy ancient fossils there. Then shop your way through more unusual outlets – everything from Russell Stover’s chocolate outlets to Beef Jerky outlets are found in Sevierville.

Get Back to Nature

Choose a luxurious mountain cabin and enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by trees. Large porches, hot tubs, gas fireplaces, and full kitchens are standard in most cabins – and many have arcade game rooms as well!

Sevierville also has a tremendous selection of upscale campgrounds and RV resorts – many of which offer unique lodging options such as tiny home glamping and luxury tent camping.

Prefer to stay near all the action? Sevierville’s award-winning hotels, condos and waterpark resorts also add fun to every Smoky Mountain visit.

Begin planning your adventure in Sevierville, Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains today.

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