If you’re one of those people who loves to stay active and enjoy activities during their vacation, this blog is for you! But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to enjoy all that the area has to offer. There are plenty of fun and playful activities that will get your heart rate up without feeling like a workout. 

Smoky Mountains 

The Smoky Mountains are a beautiful place to stay active. There are endless opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and more. Here are a few ideas for exploring & experiencing the Smokies: 

Hiking: There are over 800 miles of hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Trails range from easy to strenuous, so check the difficulty level before embarking on your hike! 

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Biking: There are several bike trails in the Smokies, including Cades Cove and the Gatlinburg Trail. 

Fishing: There are many opportunities for fishing in the Smokies. The Pigeon River is a popular spot for trout fishing, and Norton Creek is the perfect place for fly-fishing! 

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Gatlinburg Activities

In addition to outdoor activities, there are also plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg. Here are a few ideas: 

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Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies: This aquarium is home to over 10,000 animals from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Plus, they’ve got great merchandise in the gift shop! 

Take a ride on the Gatlinburg Skylift: This tram takes you up to the top of Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Smokies 

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Go shopping: Gatlinburg has a wide variety of shops, from souvenir shops to outlet malls. Get your mall-walk ready! 

See a show: There are several theaters in Gatlinburg that offer a variety of shows, from magic shows to comedy shows. 

Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek | Gatlinburg, TN

No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find something to keep you up and moving in the Smokies. So, get out there and explore all that the area has to offer! 


Need a place to stay? Gatlinburg’s very own Treehouse Grove is in the perfect location to enjoy both the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg!

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