4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Spring in the Smoky Mountains

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March 3, 2021

If you are ready to get back outdoors after the chilly winter months, you won’t want to miss spring in the Smoky Mountains! With delightful weather, exciting spring events, and longer days of daylight, this is the perfect time of year to experience the beauty of the Smokies and everything the area has to offer! Here are just 4 fun ways to celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Go on a Wildflower Hike

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The Smokies are world renowned for their gorgeous wildflowers that bloom every spring, so this is the best time for a scenic hike through Great Smoky Mountains National Park! While you will be able to see wildflowers on nearly every trail, some of the best wildflower walks include the Cove Hardwood Nature Trail, Porters Creek Trail, and the Little River Trail. The two mile section of the Appalachian Trail between Newfound Gap and Road Prong Trail is also an excellent destination for wildflower viewing!

2. Spend the Day at Dollywood

Another fun way to celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains is with a visit to Dollywood! The famous Pigeon Forge theme park opens their gates in the spring for another action packed season of award winning shows, gravity-defying thrill rides, and other awesome attractions! One of the highlights of the Dollywood’s spring season is the Flower and Food Festival, an event that features more than half a million colorful flowers, unique garden fresh flavors from Dollywood chefs, and a picturesque sky filled with umbrellas!

3. Attend a Car Show

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If you are a fan of hot rods and classic cars, you will be excited to know spring is “car show season” in Pigeon Forge! There are a number of impressive car shows taking place throughout the spring months, including Horsepower & Hot Rods, Chevelles in the Smokies Showdown, Corvette Expo, and Ponies in the Smokies! The largest car show in town is the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, a spectacular 3-day event with hundreds of show cars and a huge swap meet! Even if you don’t attend one of the shows, you’ll still be able to see hundreds of hot rods as they cruise up and down the Pigeon Forge Parkway!

4. Stay in a Cabin

The best way to celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains is by staying in one of our beautiful cabin rentals! Our affordable cabins are in stunning locations so you can fully enjoy the mountain scenery while still being close to all of the shops, restaurants, and attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We have cabins of all sizes to accommodate your needs, ranging from 1 bedroom cabins for a romantic getaway to large cabins for groups! While staying with us, enjoy all types of fantastic amenities including private decks, fully equipped kitchens, bubbling hot tubs, game rooms, and more.

Now since you know some of the fun ways to celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains, check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to plan your vacation! We look forward to seeing you soon!