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Outdoor Activities in Gatlinburg

Outdoor family activities in The Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains have abundant wildlife and nature just waiting to be explored. While taking a vacation in Gatlinburg, TN, there are many outdoor activities that the entire family can enjoy. The Glenstone Lodge is a centrally located Gatlinburg hotel that gives you easy access to nature and all of its outdoor amenities. Lodging in Gatlinburg can be easy to come by, but The Glenstone Lodge puts you within walking distance of many outdoor activities.

Here are some of the exciting and fun things you can enjoy while taking a family vacation in Gatlinburg:

Fishing- If you have ever heard about Gatlinburg’s famous Mountain Trout, now is your chance to catch one on your own! Fishing in Gatlinburg will give you the opportunity to see some of Tennessee’s 1,000 fishing lakes, ponds, rivers and streams and enjoy the crisp mountain air. There are streams within the national park as well as the Little Pigeon River located in downtown Gatlinburg that give you the opportunity to try your hand at catching Tennessee Mountain Trout. There are many full service fishing outfitters in the area that can get you suited up and ready to cast your line.

Biking- The Cades Cove loop in the national park isn’t just for cars to drive on for sightseeing, it offers you and your family a chance to see the historic community on bicycle! The Great Smoky Mountains are vast and have many things to see, so take your time on a nice bike ride through Cades Cove and bring along a picnic lunch so you can rest and enjoy the beauty.

Golf- Are you a golfer who enjoys a challenge? Gatlinburg has just that… mountain golf! With the many mountains and valleys making up the Smoky Mountains, the golf courses very rarely have a flat spot. If you are a serious golfer or just enjoy the sport, The Glenstone Lodge is a prime Gatlinburg lodging spot.

Whitewater Rafting- If you are a thrill seeker then taking a trip down an untamed whitewater river is just what you need! The Big Pigeon is just one of the local rivers with outfitters running frequent trips. While enjoying your stay in a hotel in Gatlinburg make sure you ask about the rivers in the area that offer whitewater trips!

There are many ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, no matter what your interests are! The Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg, TN puts you right in the middle of exciting outdoor activities so you are sure to always have something to entertain you and your family!