The Smoky Mountains are a treasure trove of adventure, and even for those who think they’ve seen all there is to see, the region is constantly evolving with new experiences. Here are three new adventures that promise to add an extra thrill to your next visit.
1. The Aerial Adventure Park
Elevate your Smoky Mountains experience—quite literally—at the new Aerial Adventure Park. This treetop obstacle course offers a bird’s-eye view of the lush landscape as you navigate through ropes, bridges, and zip lines. It’s an exhilarating way to challenge yourself and see the Smokies from a different perspective.
2. The Mountain Coaster
Feel the rush of the wind on your face with the Mountain Coaster, the latest addition to the Smoky Mountains’ array of attractions. This gravity-driven ride snakes through the forested terrain, giving you control over your speed as you descend. It’s a family-friendly thrill that combines speed with the natural beauty of the mountains.
3. Guided Night Hikes
Experience the Smokies after dark with guided night hikes. These new nocturnal adventures take you into the heart of the mountains under the stars. With a guide leading the way, you’ll learn about the nocturnal wildlife and maybe even catch a glimpse of the synchronous fireflies that make the region famous.
Planning Your Adventure
When planning to partake in these new adventures, consider the season and weather, as some activities may be weather-dependent. Booking in advance can secure your spot and often provide early-bird discounts. Always ensure you have the appropriate gear and follow all safety guidelines provided by the adventure operators.
A Region Reimagined
These new adventures are just a taste of how the Smoky Mountains continue to reimagine themselves, offering fresh and exciting experiences for visitors. They are a testament to the region’s commitment to innovation and adventure tourism.