4 Outdoor Smoky Mountain Attractions You Can Enjoy During the Winter Months

One of the wonderful things about a Smoky Mountain vacation is you can enjoy fun outdoor activities all year long even during the winter! The winter months in the Smokies are generally moderate so you can still get outside and experience the beauty of the mountains. The best part is you will find plenty of fun attractions just minutes away from our cabins. Here are 4 outdoor Smoky Mountain attractions you can enjoy during the winter months:

1. Ober Gatlinburg

ober gatlinburgOne of the most popular wintertime destinations in the Smokies is Ober Gatlinburg, where you will find exciting outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. There are a variety of ski slopes for all skill levels, or you can sign up for professional ski lessons if you want to try skiing for the first time. You don’t even have to bring any equipment along with you as Ober Gatlinburg rents all the ski equipment you need to hit the slopes. If you are still looking for more adventure, hop aboard the thrilling Ski Mountain Coaster. This unique roller coaster style ride puts you in the driver’s seat as you control the speed of your own ride down the mountain.

2. Five Oaks Riding Stables

Another one of the outdoor Smoky Mountain attractions you can enjoy during the winter months is horseback riding at Five Oaks Riding Stables. Five Oaks is the premier horseback riding destination in the Smokies and offers a fantastic hour long ride on a 3.5 mile trail with beautiful trees, streams, mountain views, and an authentic moonshine still. The scenery can be even more breathtaking in the winter months when snow gently caps the mountain peaks. The horse’s fun personalities and the amazing guides are sure to keep you smiling throughout the entire tour!

3. The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Ole Smoky Moonshine Barn at The Island in Pigeon Forge.The Island in Pigeon Forge is an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex that is open all year long for your enjoyment. Don’t let the winter weather stop you from going for a scenic ride on the Great Mountain Wheel or exploring more than 40 unique speciality shops. If you have children in your family, they will love the family friendly amusement rides such as the Island Bumper Cars, Spinning Parrots Coaster, and the Flying Horse Carousel. Be sure not to miss the Island Show Fountain, a free fountain show that performs every 30 minutes and is perfectly choreographed to music.

4. Crave Golf Club

When it comes to outdoor Smoky Mountain attractions you can enjoy during the winter months, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that there are several miniature golf courses open for your entertainment. One of the most popular mini golf destinations in the Smokies is the Crave Golf Club, which features a rooftop course with 19 holes of adventure. As you play through this candy themed course, you will encounter the Rock Candy Mountain, Bubblegum Garden, and the Jellybean Jungle!

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Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to stay near all of these fun outdoor Smoky Mountain attractions! We look forward to seeing you this winter!