Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
Whether you plan to actually spend Thanksgiving Day somewhere in the Great Smoky Mountains or travel to visit family or host a Turkey-Day get-together of your own, there's no reason you still can't spend part, if not all, of the rest of this week here in the beauty of East Tennessee.
Now that we're firmly entrenched in autumn, we're scaling back our operational schedule here at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. For now, we're only open on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the year, except for the Thanksgiving week and Christmas week, when we will be open on weekdays as well. After the new year, we'll be closed in January and February, and then we'll start tours again in March, once temperatures start to warm up a little.
Once upon a time in the Great Smoky Mountains, things started slowing down this time of year. Once the fall foliage disappeared, so did the tourists. But for the past 25 years, the communities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have figured out how to keep visitors hanging around, well past Thanksgiving and Christmas and even into the chilly months of the new year.
Here at our Smoky Mountain zipline attraction, we get visitors from all over the country and sometimes from around the world. With a challenging canopy tour set up in the scenic mountains of East Tennessee, we have a lot to offer area visitors in search of thrills and adventure.
For the past couple of weeks, we've spent some time giving you an overview of all the shopping opportunities that await when you visit the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. We know that even if you decide to visit us to do some zip lining in Pigeon Forge, TN, you will still have plenty of time on your hands to discover what else this amazing vacation area has to offer.
Like it or not, the holiday season sneaked up on us when we weren't paying attention, and now we're only a couple of months out from Christmas. That means it's time to get busy with all that holiday shopping so you can start marking names off the ol' list. The good news is, whether your friends and family have been naughty or nice, you'll have no trouble finding plenty of gift ideas here in the Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains are obviously the number one reason that millions of people from all over the world come to our area every year. But as the tourism industry began to develop in the 1940s and '50s, folks began coming here for other reasons, including world-class attractions and, in the last few decades, shopping. That's right; for many visitors, a trip to the Smokies wouldn't be complete without making a stop at their favorite outlet mall, craft studio or specialty shop.
Most of the area school systems are taking their fall breaks in early October, which means that a lot of families are going to be traveling in the Smokies in the next week or two. It's a great time of year to visit, too, because now is when the foliage is starting to undergo its annual transformation from green into the trademark oranges, reds and yellows of fall.
Last week, we spent a little time telling you about some of the neat fall events and activities taking place during this year's Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. It's a time when the leaves change colors in the mountains, the temperatures cool off and folks around here mark the occasion with lots of autumn decorations and special events in the communities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.
It's official. The calendar says it's autumn, and nature is starting to agree. The days are a little milder, and the trees are starting to show the earliest hints that their annual color transformation is under way.