The best part about renting a cabin in the Smokies is getting to spend more time outdoors. Your family will love getting to see the amazing mountain views and breathing in the fresh mountain air. At Hemlock Hills Resort Rentals, we offer cabins that are just a 15 minute drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so you and your family can enjoy your vacation in the Smokies. There are also plenty of outdoor activities in Gatlinburg you can do during your stay at our cabins. No matter what you do your family will have an amazing time.

1. Take a Hike

There are a lot of trails to choose from in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but the Gatlinburg Trail is one of the most popular for families. The trail is located at the entrance to the park, isn’t too strenuous and has beautiful views of the Little Pigeon River. The Gatlinburg Trail is one of the few trails where your dog can accompany you, and it is also a great trail for biking! Don’t forget to bring comfortable shoes so you won’t have to worry about achy feet. You can also bring your camera along if you want to take photos along the way.

2. Horseback Riding

Young girl on horseback in Smoky MountainsIf you’re looking for something to do outdoors that doesn’t require too much physical activity, then horseback riding may be the thing for you! You can let the horse do all the walking as you get a front row seat to the beautiful park views. Horseback riding is inexpensive and it’ll allow you to ride through the park. Animal lovers will enjoy getting to bond with the horse, and with the mountains in the background it’s a fun outdoor activity that is enjoyable for everyone.

3. Ziplining

Soar from treetop to treetop as you go ziplining through the Smokies! Ziplining is a fun experience for those seeking a few more thrills on their vacation. You can choose a tour that allows you to see an aerial view of the Smokies that you won’t be able to see anywhere else. It’s a great outdoor activity that will help you be a part of nature and it will get your adrenaline pumping! If you’ve never been ziplining before you should definitely give it a try. It’s one of the best outdoor activities in Gatlinburg.

4. Stargazing

Stars at night from Clingmans DomeWhen all the city lights are gone you can really see the stars come alive. Our cabins will allow you to be in the perfect place to enjoy stargazing. You can sit on the porch of your cabin, look up at the night sky and see constellations that you wouldn’t normally see at home. Your family will love pointing out the different constellations and getting to experience the stars. It’ll be a beautiful memory you and your family will cherish for years to come.

You can enjoy all of these outdoor activities in Gatlinburg when you stay at Hemlock Hills Resort Rentals! Browse our affordable Gatlinburg cabins to find the best fit for your next getaway.