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4 Ways to Enjoy the Gatlinburg Weather During Spring in the Smokies

Warmer temperatures, clear blue skies and our scenic mountains come together each spring to turn the Smoky Mountains into a natural paradise filled with outdoor fun! There’s just something about that fresh mountain air that fills your lungs with excitement for all the possibilities that await in nature! Make sure you take full advantage of this incredible Gatlinburg weather the next time you visit the Smoky Mountains during spring. Here are 4 ways to enjoy the Gatlinburg weather during spring in the Smokies:

1. Visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

porters creek trailThe most visited national park in the United States is right here in Gatlinburg at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Millions of visitors come to the national park each year to experience some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife that exists in our country! Featuring more than 850 miles of hiking trails, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore some of the best sights in the Smoky Mountains while enjoying perfect Gatlinburg weather. Take a day hike with the entire family to find incredible flora, fauna and Smoky Mountain animals or even hike to one of several waterfalls in the park!

2. Stroll the Gatlinburg Strip

You’ll find everything you can imagine downtown on the Gatlinburg Strip! Picture perfect mountain views, unique souvenir shops and some incredible Smoky Mountain attractions line the Gatlinburg Strip, making it the perfect place to explore some of the very best that Gatlinburg has to offer! Visit one of several Smoky Mountain attractions for families on the Gatlinburg Strip for a great time for all. Gather the entire family for a stroll on the Gatlinburg Strip before stopping in one of many incredible restaurants for a family meal.

3. Whitewater Rafting

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Tighten up that life vest, grab your paddle and throw on a helmet; it’s time for a true Smoky Mountain adventure! Whitewater rafting is a popular recreational activity in which a raft is used to navigate through thrilling whitewater rapids, providing an adrenaline pumping, exhilarating experience for all! Smoky Mountain Outdoors has been trusted for 30 years to provide safe whitewater rafting trips on the Pigeon River right here in the Smoky Mountains. When booking a whitewater rafting trip with Smoky Mountain Outdoors, you’ll be provided all the equipment you need and have a professional guide with you along the way to show you how it’s safely done!

4. Take in Views From High Above

The best views in the Smoky Mountains are found perched high above! You can enjoy gorgeous Gatlinburg weather and mountain views as far as the eye can see at several different places in town! Gatlinburg SkyLift Park features a chair lift that carries visitors from downtown to the top of Crockett Mountain, where you’ll find the Gatlinburg SkyBridge! The longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America was named a Top 10 Most Scenic Spot in the United States by CBS News! Stop by Ober Mountain and ride a chair lift to the peak of Mt. Harrison, 3,455 feet above sea level before taking a ride on the Ski Mountain Coaster. Anakeesta, the Gatlinburg family adventure park, features an open-air chondola and enclosed gondola cabins that take you to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Don’t forget to check out the incredible zipline activities at Anakeesta!

These activities are the perfect way to enjoy gorgeous Gatlinburg weather during spring in the Smokies! Explore our Gatlinburg cabins to find the perfect place for you and your family to stay this vacation!