Let's Go Outside!

It’s no coincidence that they’re called “The Great Outdoors” and “The Great Smoky Mountains.” They’re all great, and Gatlinburg is full of great outdoor activities for everyone. From bicycling to ziplining, it’s all here in Gatlinburg.


Whether you're new to fishing or an experienced angler, Gatlinburg and the streams of the Great Smoky Mountains are great places to cast a line. Gatlinburg is home to some of the finest fly fishing in Tennessee.

Bird Watching

The elevations and diverse topography makes the Smokies a great place for bird watching. The park is home to nearly 120 species, so don't forget your binoculars and your birder's journal!


800 miles of hiking trails line the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From a walk among wildflowers to a serious backcountry trek, hikers of all skill levels begin memorable Appalachian adventures in Gatlinburg.

Whitewater Rafting

With several regional rivers just minutes away, Gatlinburg is a great place for whitewater rafting! Whether you've never been before or you're an experienced rafter, Gatlinburg has the whitewater rafting adventure for you!

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Teeing off is a little different in the mountains! The natural landscape offers a unique and fun challenge for golfers, so grab your clubs and play a round on one of the picturesque golf courses around the Great Smoky Mountains.

Winter Sports

Open from December through March, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is the perfect place for skiing in Tennessee. Whether you're a veteran skier or a first-timer, you'll have the time of your life on the slopes.


For a truly unique experience of the Smokies, bring your bike or rent one once you get here. With several bike trails running through the Smokies, a new cycling adventure is just around the corner.

City Parks

Gatlinburg's public parks offer playground areas, walking and jogging paths, picnic tables and more! Each public park has covered pavilions and can be reserved for groups and families planning get-togethers and outings.