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3 Outdoor Winter Adventures in the Smoky Mountains

March 15, 2016

Wears Valley is a beautiful place in the Smoky Mountains, often referred to as the “quieter” side of the smokies. The Smoky Mountains are beautiful in the spring, winter, fall and summer, During the winter months, there are lots of adventures to be had.

First, you’ll need a place to stay. If you’re looking for scenic, secluded and quiet, Wears Valley is your place. Close to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, There are so many cozy cabins to choose from. You’ll be close to all the winter adventures!


Cinnamon Sky Cabin

Sleeps up to 6 people

Located minutes away from the Great Smoky National Park

Here are 3 Outdoor Winter Adventures in the Smoky Mountains:


Hiking is an adventure in itself. But have you been hiking in the snow covered Smokies? You won’t believe it until you see it. The mountains glisten with snow and the trees look like they are covered in frosting. Bundle up, dress warmly and don’t forget your camera! Alum Cave is a popular hiking destination in the winter. The falling water freezes, creating an icicle wonderland. Any hiking trail with a small waterfall will create picturesque scenery for you and your hiking buddies! Check the Great Smoky Mountains National Park website for closures and road conditions in the winter.


Imagine snowboarding, skiing or tubing in the Smokies. Ober is rated one of the best ski resorts and it’s located in Gatlinburg only minutes away from Wears Valley. It’s an adventure for everybody. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Ober offers different slopes and activities for anybody visiting. The chalet ride to Ober is a must see! On the ride you will get amazing panoramas of the snow covered Smoky Mountains. Visiting Ober is a great way to experience an outdoor adventure in the smokies.

Gatlinburg Winter Magic

Prepare to see a winter wonderland! Every year downtown Gatlinburg decorates the streets with an elaborate light display featuring animals, snowmen and more! This celebration takes place every year from December until February. Take a stroll through downtown Gatlinburg and see the thousands of LED lights illuminate the town! The display is well known and attracts many visitors throughout the winter months. The celebration is a tradition and has been taking place for over 20 years!

When you’re done with the winter adventures, head home to your cabin in Wears Valley and make yourself a cup of hot chocolate! Book your cabin rental in Wears Valley today!

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