Top 4 Best Outdoor Activities in Gatlinburg to Try During Your Vacation

Nowadays it can be hard to convince your family members to spend time outdoors. That’s why everyone should take a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains so you can spend more time surrounded by nature! When you stay at Stony Brook Cabins you and your family will be close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hiking in the national park is just one of the incredible outdoor activities you can enjoy during your visit. Here are 4 of the best outdoor activities in Gatlinburg to try during your vacation.

1. Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

You don’t have to be an expert hiker to enjoy hiking a trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! You and your family can choose an easier hiking trail that will be fun for everyone. Hiking gives you the chance to spend time in nature where you’ll be able to relax, take in some fresh mountain air and gaze upon incredible views. You can even bring your dog along if you decide to hike the Gatlinburg Trail. Don’t forget to wear proper hiking shoes so at the end of your hike you won’t have achy feet!

2. Soar Through the Sky on a ZiplineWoman on a zipline

You can soar from treetop to treetop when you go ziplining in the Smokies! Ziplining is one of the best ways to enjoy aerial views of the Great Smoky Mountains. These are views that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. Climb Works is only a 12 minute drive from our cabins. They offer a Zipline Canopy Tour that will take you over ravines, trees, and wildlife. It’ll be a great vacation experience for everyone. It is one of the best outdoor activities in Gatlinburg because it is a once in a lifetime experience!

3. Window Shop Along the Gatlinburg Parkway

Everyone needs retail therapy every now and then! Even if you don’t want to spend any money you can still window shop along the Gatlinburg Parkway. You’ll get to stroll up and down the parkway while looking at all the different stores and what they have to offer. The Parkway has its own personality, so you’ll get a taste of the mountain culture while you’re there. It’s a casual outdoor activity that’ll let you see all the downtown Gatlinburg sights.

4. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Mother and son riding a mountain coaster.Do you have a need for speed? Then you should take a ride on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster! This fun thrill ride is built for either single or double riders. You’ll get to control your speed as you navigate the twists and turns of this coaster. It’s a great way to experience thrills and see gorgeous mountain views. You can ride the coaster during the day or have a whole different experience at night!

You can enjoy all of these outdoor activities in Gatlinburg when you book a stay at Stony Brook Cabins! Browse our affordable Gatlinburg cabin rentals to find the best fit for your next vacation in the Smokies.



Stony Brook Cabins and Chalets
1663 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
Reservations: 800-633-5652
Local: 865-436-7428
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