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3 Ways to Have an Adventure Vacation in Gatlinburg

Some people do the same thing on vacation year after year: lay around at the beach, read a few magazines, eat an overpriced hamburger, and go home with sunburnt shoulders. While taking it easy for a bit can be fun at first, it quickly loses its appeal as boredom begins to set in. Instead of spending your vacation lounging around like a sloth, why not add some excitement to your time off with a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains?

Here at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, we have a great collection of trips along the Pigeon River that will kick your getaway into high gear. Read on for three ways that you can have an adventure vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Continue reading

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5 Benefits of Going White Water Rafting in Gatlinburg With a Group

Are you planning a visit to the Smoky Mountains for a family reunion, church retreat, corporate trip, or another group getaway? A rafting trip is the perfect activity for your vacation in East Tennessee! Here are just a few of the benefits your group will enjoy when they go white water rafting in Gatlinburg: Continue reading

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7 Facts You Didn’t Know About the History of Kayaking in Gatlinburg

While Smoky Mountain Outdoors is most famous for our white water rafting adventures, we also offer very popular inflatable kayaking trips on the Lower Pigeon River. Guests choose from either a single or a double kayak and then spend an hour and a half surfing and splashing through Class 1 and 2 rapids. Unlike white water rafting, kayaking in Gatlinburg puts you in the driver’s seat, as each guest gets to steer their own boat!

To help you prepare for kayaking season, we’ve put together seven facts you probably didn’t know about the history of this awesome sport: Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons White Water Rafting in Gatlinburg is the Perfect Date

Tired of the same old dinner and a movie? For your next date, ditch the boring cliches and have an experience you’ll never forget!  Whether you’ve been married for years or you’re just getting to know each other, white water rafting in Gatlinburg is the perfect romantic adventure. We’ve put together our top ten reasons to grab your special someone and take a ride on the Pigeon River with Smoky Mountain Outdoors.   Continue reading