Kids playing on a ropes course during spring in the Smoky Mountains.

5 Ways to Celebrate Spring in the Smoky Mountains

It’s finally spring in the Smoky Mountains! With comfortable weather, blooming wildflowers, and a host of special events, this is one of the best times to visit Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. To help you make the most of your trip, we have put together five of our favorite ways to experience the season.

1. Tree Tops Ropes Course

Love adventure? How about caring for the environment? Get your adrenaline fill at the eco-friendly Tree Tops Ropes Course. This 70 acre nature park features zip lines, ladders, bridges, and even a big swing. What a way to take in the sights!

2. Rainforest Adventures ZooParrots at the zoo during spring in the Smoky Mountains.

Who knew you could see rainforest animals in the Smoky Mountains? At Rainforest Adventures Zoo, you can get to know over 130 exotic species including sugar gliders, macaws, and crocodiles. This place is perfect for a day of fun with the whole family.

3. Nascar Speedpark

 Nascar Speedpark is chock full of rides and race tracks for kids of all ages. The general admission pass includes family fun rides, speedways, go-karts, and more. If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck, Nascar Speedpark is the place to be! 

4. Whitewater Rafting with Big Creek Expeditions

There’s nothing like riding down the whitewater rapids of the Pigeon River. At Big Creek Expeditions, you can customize your rafting experience. Enjoy tranquil waters in the Family Float or get your heart rate up with class IV rapids. Whichever trip you choose, you’re sure to love the adventure!

Group whitewater rafting during spring in the Smoky Mountains.5. Anakeesta

 If you truly want to celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains, you’ll have to take in the views from Anakeesta in Gatlinburg. This magical park allows you to experience the Smoky Mountains in a whole new way. Your adventure starts off with a Chondola ride to the summit of the mountain, during which you’ll get to take in the beauty all around you. Once you’re at the top, you can try the ziplines, complete the Tree Canopy Walk, go shopping, or just relax and admire the scenery. It’s an experience you won’t forget!

If you’re looking for a place to stay close to all of these great attractions, check out our Smoky Mountain Lodging page. You will find a comprehensive guide to all of the best cabins, condos, hotels, and RV parks in Sevier County.