7 Outdoor Things to Do Near Wears Valley TN

With summer coming to a close, the weather is going to start cooling down. For most people, lower temperatures increase their likelihood of spending more time outdoors. If you are staying with Hearthside Cabins at The Preserve, you’ll probably want to explore the outdoors and take in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Strap on your hiking boots and prepare for adventure. Here are 7 outdoor things to do near Wears Valley TN:

1. Anyone can Ride a Bike

Bicycling along Cades Cove Loop Road can be a very relaxing activity for all ages. Some people think all outdoor activities require being an athlete, but almost anyone can ride a bike. Remember to wear a helmet and don’t forget to take in the gorgeous views!

quiet pool in mountain stream near Wears Valley TN2. Reel ‘em In

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has about 2,115 miles of streams and protects one of the last wild trout habitats in the eastern United States. Fishing is permitted year round in the park, from 30 minutes before official sunrise to 30 minutes after official sunset. Grab your fishing pole and reel those fish in! This is just one of the many relaxing things to do near Wears Valley TN.

3. Go Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is an activity that doesn’t always appeal to everyone. They usually can’t picture themselves in a riding helmet on a saddled horse. However, it’s good to try new things, so now is your chance to get out of your comfort zone. And if sitting on a horse isn’t for you, check out the next item on our list!

4. Take a Carriage Ride

You don’t have to be a princess to get the chance to ride in a carriage. Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers carriage rides seasonally from March through October. Travel back to a simpler time where you can enjoy the scenery without even lifting a finger. It’s a leisurely stroll and you don’t even have to worry about your ride turning back into a pumpkin!

5. Take a Hike

Trail in Smoky MountainsHikes can sound intimidating to some people. Trails can stretch for miles and miles, so it’s important to know what your body can handle. Make sure to pack your bag with all the necessary supplies and wear good hiking boots. Most of all, don’t be intimidated by hiking because there are trails for people of all ages!

6. Go Ziplining

This outdoor activity isn’t for the faint of heart. Soar through the treetops with the wind in your hair. There are a large variety of ziplining options among the things to do near Wears Valley TN. Find one that appeals to your sense of adventure!

7. Tubing Down the River

Grab a tube, kick back and head down the river. Tubing is a fun activity especially when it is still warm outside and we haven’t quite entered into fall territory yet. It’s okay to be lazy as you are tubing down the river, just don’t get too comfortable and fall asleep!

Feel like a wilderness explorer yet? This is just a glimpse of all the fun activities you can do when you stay in one of our Wears Valley cabins.

Be sure to take a look at all of our Wears Valley cabin rentals to start planning your vacation today!