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4 Outdoor Activities in the Smoky Mountains to Do During the Rafting Off-Season

October 26, 2022

Although we have wrapped up another thrilling season of white water rafting adventures, you can still get outside to experience everything that the Smokies have to offer! If you are a fan of the great outdoors, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you occupied during the late fall and winter months! Here are 4 outdoor activities in the Smoky Mountains to enjoy during the rafting off-season: Read More

fall colors in the Smoky Mountains

Top 4 Things to Know About Experiencing Fall Foliage in the Smoky Mountains

August 29, 2022

One of the reasons why the Smoky Mountains are such a popular destination during the fall season is because of the spectacular fall foliage! This is the magical time of year when the trees transform from green into a vibrant display of orange, red, and yellow colors, and there is nothing like the sight of the mountains as these magnificent colors spread through the Smokies! Here are the top 4 things to know about experiencing fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains: Read More

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Top 4 Reasons to Plan a Vacation to the Smoky Mountains in the Summer

July 12, 2022

While the Smoky Mountains are a fabulous destination any time of year, there is just something extra special about the summer months! This is a delightful time to experience everything that mother nature has to offer, ranging from beautiful scenery throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the thrilling rapids along on our rafting trips! Here are the top 4 reasons to plan a vacation to the Smoky Mountains in the summer: Read More

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Top 3 Places to Go Hiking in the Smoky Mountains This Spring

April 18, 2022

While you can enjoy hiking all year long in the Smokies, the spring months are one of the best times to experience the trails within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will not only find long days of sunshine and comfortable hiking weather but blooming wildflowers, stunning waterfalls, and many other natural wonders! The toughest decision is deciding where to hike, but we can help! Check out these top 3 places to go hiking in the Smoky Mountains this spring: Read More

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3 Unique Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

April 18, 2022

If you’ve been to the Great Smoky Mountains before, you’ve probably tried all of the most popular activities, from driving through Cades Cove to having a picnic by the river. While these are always fun things to do, you may be looking for something a little different for your next trip. Here are 3 unique things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park you’ll want to experience on your next vacation: Read More

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4 of the Best Views in the Smoky Mountains You Can’t Miss

February 17, 2022

The Great Smoky Mountains are known for sweeping mountain views, and you won’t be disappointed by the variety of places you can go to see them! Whether you prefer to see your views from hiking or driving, there’s a place for you to go that has incredible scenery of the mountains. Here are 4 of the best views in the Smoky Mountains you can’t miss: Read More

foothills parkway

5 Reasons to Drive the Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains

January 19, 2022

If you’ve never gone on a scenic drive in the Smokies before, you’re missing out! You can see the beauty of the mountains in a whole new way without ever leaving your car! One of the best scenic drives is Foothills Parkway, and you may be wondering why you should explore this particular road. Here are 5 reasons why you should drive the Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains: Read More

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5 Things to Know About Black Bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

November 5, 2021

The American black bear might as well be the mascot of the Smoky Mountains! With over 1,500 bears throughout the national park, they are by far one of the most popular animals in the area. With a population density of 2 bears per square mile, it’s highly likely you’ll run into one of these creatures while you’re exploring the Smokies. Here are 5 things to know about black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Read More


4 Great Restaurants Near Our Smoky Mountains Whitewater Rafting Outpost

March 23, 2021

After experiencing the adventure of a lifetime on our rafting trips, celebrate your accomplishment with a delicious meal at a local restaurant! After all, you will have worked up quite an appetite after a few hours of challenging the rapids on the Pigeon River. Here are 4 great restaurants near our Smoky Mountains whitewater rafting outpost: Read More

Winter hiking in the Smokies is one of the best activities to enjoy

4 of the Best Reasons to Go Winter Hiking in the Smokies

November 6, 2020

Hiking is a great way to be a part of nature, even in the winter months! You can still enjoy hiking in one of the most beautiful places in the country. There will be select trails open in the winter, but the trails that are open will be easy to navigate. You’ll have to bundle up in warm clothing, but it’ll all be worth it when you see snow covering the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains. The breathtaking sights are just one of the many reasons you should go winter hiking in the Smokies on your next getaway. Here are 4 of the best reasons to go winter hiking in the Smokies: Read More

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3 Smoky Mountain Activities to Enjoy in the White Water Rafting Off Season

October 8, 2020

If we had it our way, white water rafting at Smoky Mountain Outdoors would be a year round activity! Unfortunately, the cool fall and winter weather in East Tennessee means we can only offer rafting adventures during the spring and summer months. If you will be visiting the Smokies during our off season, however, there are still a number of excellent ways to enjoy the great outdoors during your vacation. To help you make the most of your trip, look at these 3 Smoky Mountain activities to enjoy in the white water rafting off season: Read More