Fall leaf viewing peaks between mid-October and mid-November in Sevierville, Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains, and produces beautiful scenery and great outdoor adventure opportunities. In Sevierville, there are plenty of unique and adventurous ways to view fall leaves!
5) Zip through the mountains! Sevierville zip line attractions offer a unique way to view fall leaves. Adventure Park at Five Oaks zips guests through the foothills tree canopy to the edge of the famed Parkway. This course is directly across the street from Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center, providing a great option for those seeking adventure while others enjoy outlet shopping savings. www.adventureparkatfiveoaks.com Wahoo Adrenaline Park is another adrenaline-fueled way to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. Zipline across the French Broad River, ride Jet Boats and step out onto the world’s largest Glass Bottom Sky Bridge for a mountain view. http://www.wahoozip.com/wahooap Finally, check out Climb Works Canopy Tours for an eco-focused zipline canopy tour. www.climbworkscanopy.com
4) Ride horseback through the foothills. Douglas Lake View Stables provides rides ranging from one half hour to four hours around beautiful Douglas Lake. www.douglaslakestables.com
3) Cross America’s longest swinging bridge on a tour that will be both meaningful and adventurous. The hour-long Swinging Bridge Adventure tour crosses the aptly named “Bridge to Prosperity” and then invites participants to hang a wishing tag (complete with heartfelt wish) in the trail’s covered bridge for the winds of prosperity to blow through and grant the wishes. www.foxfiremountain.com
2) View the leaves from above with Scenic Helicopter Tours. Take a quick flight over the foothills or venture into Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a birds-eye-view view of the park’s incredible fall foliage. Flights range from $9 per person for an introductory experience to flying over a large portion of the national park (approximately 100 miles). www.flyscenic.com
1) Take a hike in the woods. Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers over 800 miles of maintained trails for a variety of fitness levels. Choose an easy paved trail for a quick stroll with the family or challenge yourself with a hike to the top of Mt. LeConte. You can even hike a portion of the internationally famous Appalachian Trail while leaf looking in the park. Stop at the Sugarlands Visitor Center just inside the park for more information about selecting a trail or visit http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/hiking.htm.
To plan your group’s adventurous fall vacation in Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains, visit us online at www.VisitSevierville.com or call 1-888-738-4378 for information on accommodations, dining and fun.