Hot temperatures and high humidity over the past few months, have turned vacation plans to thoughts of cool and refreshing locations. East Tennessee offers something for everyone and every budget with it’s wealth of history, natural beauty and assortment of tourist attractions. Even in the midst of extremely hot weather, East Tennessee has got you covered, literally. How does tanning poolside under a wild water dome indoor water park, sound?
Wilderness at the Smokies offers on site lodging, shopping, dining and a day full of water activities. Whether you prefer to body slide or relax and drift along Catalooche Creek Adventure River or try the Rapid Outdoor Wave Pool, there are plenty ways to cool down at Wilderness at the Smokies. Choose between staying at the Stone Hill Lodge or River Lodge Suites and a shuttle will transport you from one property location to another. If one feels really adventureous, one might decide to try rock climbing or the new Laser Forrest Adventure. Kids love the arcade while a favorite for mom and dad might be the Magnolia groves hot tub. A stop at the Black Bear Boutique, Market Place Deli or Thirsty Miner Restaurant might also be on your todo list and the best part is, it’s all right on Wilderness At The Smokies property.
If your vacation time allows, and your feeling adventureous, you might want to check out local water rafting, or tubing. A local tubing company, River Rats, located in Townsend on Hwy 321 and Wears Valley is another great way to cool down. Very family affordable, tubing is a fun way to cool off. Spend a few hours or the whole day tubing along Pigeon River or local streams.
NOC, Pigeon River water rafting company or Family Adventures are just a few of the companies that offer white water rafting in the area. Rafting trips are rated so that you can choose the level of rapids that is a best fit for you.
There are always the local streams that offer a cool and refreshing place to cool off and some have areas where you can picnic as well. Cool, refreshing and affordable, Pigeon Forge is located off I-40 at exit 407, east of Knoxville, Tennessee.