Things to Do in the Smokies in the Fall

The Smokies is packed with things to do in any season, but fall offers up events and festivals for everyone. We’ve collected some of our favorite events from Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Asheville. Knoxville Tennessee Valley Fair (September 8–17, 2017) Chilhowee Park becomes the focal point to the 98th annual fair. Have your […]

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Rafting in the Smokies Adventures

Join Erika for a day full of adventure with Rafting in the Smokies. They have it all in one location – Raft, Zip, Rope & Rock! First, Erika rafts the Pigeon River, then she zips through the trees, next she  conquers the new climbing wall and lastly she challenges herself on the ropes course. Enjoy […]

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Smoky Mountain Outdoors Adventures

Hit the water with Erika and Smoky Mountain Outdoors. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you raft down the Pigeon River. You can take a more extreme trip, or a relaxing float.

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Ziplining in Gatlinburg with the Whole Family

Legacy Mountain has an impressive zipline course, and I managed to get the whole family on it, from my 4-year old daughter to my mother (who is terrified of roller coasters and wouldn’t even get on Dollywood’s Firechaser Express). I chose Legacy Mountain for their zipline course because they allow kids as young as three […]

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Celebrate the Fourth in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Pull out your American flags, your drink koozies, and your lawn chairs, because it’s time to celebrate America’s Independence!  Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are full of fun and festivities, and each city has a unique take on celebrating. Gatlinburg starts out the day bright and early. Well, technically, it’s very dark. At the stroke of […]

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Smoky Mountain Riding Stables Adventures

Join Erika as she rides through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on horseback. Smoky Mountain Riding Stables is the only riding company that has access to the park. Enjoy the beautiful views and serenity on horseback.

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Foxfire Mountain Adventures

Fly through the sky with Erika at Foxfire Mountain. Check out their impressive ziplines, swinging bridge, climbing wall and more!! They have something for everyone, including cider that’s made right there!

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Waterpark Adventure at Dollywood’s Splash Country

May is one of those special months for me. We’re edging ever closer to the official start of summer, and it’s the time that waterparks start to open for the season. Last year, our family went to Dollywood’s Splash Country. If you’ve never been, it’s a waterpark experience like no other! Nestled in the mountains, […]

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Celebrating Earth Day in the Smokies

Caring for the Earth is backed by the people of the Smokies.  From April 17 through the 21st, you’ll find several activities you can participate in to help the Earth’s health and your own. Spur Clean-Up—April 18, 2017 From 9 a.m. until noon, you can support the Spur area as volunteers reign in the trash. […]

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Ober Gatlinburg Tubing Adventures

Go snow tubing with Erika at Ober Gatlinburg! They offer 90-minute sessions and you can sled down as many times as you would like! No need to huff back up to the top, let the Magic Carpet do the work for you. You may now purchase your tubing tickets in advance, which isn’t a bad […]

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