The New Year is here and it’s a great time to build your confidence by challenge yourself. Sevierville and the Smoky Mountains area are a great place to try something different. Something scary! Something fun! Here are our Top 3 Things to mark off your “bucket list” this year in the Smokies.
- Try out a Ropes Course.
The wonderful guides at
Adventure Tree Tops Ropes Course will get you suited up and trained before guiding you through
a two-hour ropes challenge course that involves tight ropes, climbing, Ziplining and more. AdventureWorks Climb Zip Swing also offers a fun course. Both are
located just off the parkway in Sevierville, but are tucked into hillsides for a woodsy setting. It’s the
best of both worlds!
- Get some perspective with a mountain Helicopter Tour.
Scenic Helicopter Tours has
been in business since 1972 and offers more FAA & National Park Service approved flights of the Smokies than
any other tour company in the area. Choose from twelve different tours ranging from a flight over the French
Broad River to the Smoky Mountain Spectacular tour which flies over Greenbrier Valley, Newfound Gap, Clingman’s
Dome, Cades Cove and more.
- Feel the wind in your hair on Zipline.
There are more than 14 zipline companies to choose from in the Smoky Mountain area. But with all the natural
beauty and mountainous landscapes our area provides, there’s no surprise the activity is so popular.
Mild – If you’re a little nervous about completing a long Zipline course (some can take up to 3 hours to
complete), try Adrenaline Park. Their four single Ziplines cross the French
Broad River side-by-side allowing you to enjoy more of the experience with your friends and family. The
comfortable "swing-like" harnesses provide an extra sense of security for many first-time zippers as well.
Wild – If you’re ready to go big or go home, try The Goliath at Foxfire Mountain Adventures. The five lines on this course take approximately 2 and ½ hours to complete and are some of the highest (475 feet above the valley floor) and longest (2,230 feet long) lines east of the Mississippi River.
If you’re ready to try something different in 2015 – consider a fun, confidence building adventure trip to Sevierville and the Smoky Mountains!