Winter is slowly winding down and spring is right around the corner, making it the perfect time to make your vacation plans to the Smokies! Spring is a delightful time of year to experience the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, as you will find pleasant weather for hiking, longer hours of daylight and all kinds of fun events to celebrate the season! Here are the top 4 reasons why you’ll love spring in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Gorgeous Wildflowers
The Smokies are renowned for their gorgeous wildflowers, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see all of the blooming flowers during the spring months! While you can see the beautiful flower colors all over the area, be sure to take at least one hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to discover some magnificent flowering plants! There are several recommended wildflower hikes in the national park, including Porters Creek Trail, Gregory Ridge Trail and Schoolhouse Gap Trail.
2. Dollywood Returns for a Season of Fun
Another reason why you’ll love spring in the Smoky Mountains is because Dollywood returns for another season of fun! The popular Pigeon Forge theme park welcomes back guests to experience their incredible lineup of thrill rides, award winning shows, unique gift shops and culinary delights! Dollywood is also known for their fantastic seasonal events, including the Flower and Food Festival that kicks off towards the end of April! Be one of the first guests through the turnstiles this spring to enjoy everything that the park has to offer!
3. Exciting Spring Events
The spring months bring a variety of exciting events to the Smokies, including some of the largest car shows in the nation! The area’s biggest automotive event is the Spring Rod Run, which draws thousands of car buffs to the Smoky Mountains to see all of the classic hot rods! This event takes place at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, but you’ll see the Parkway packed all weekend as the hot rod owners strut their stuff! Some of the other popular spring car shows include the Spring Corvette Expo, Ponies in the Smokies, and Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge.
4. Perfect Weather for Relaxing at a Cabin
One of the best things about spring in the Smokies is that it offers perfect weather for relaxing at one of our cabin rentals! All of our cabins are nestled into the Smokies so that you can kick back on your private deck to fully enjoy the spectacular weather and the fresh mountain air! Spend your afternoons lounging outside among the stunning natural surroundings, then hop into the bubbling hot tub during the evening hours to witness the sky come alive with thousands of stars! There are plenty of other wonderful amenities at our cabin as well, including fully equipped kitchens, game rooms, home theater rooms and more!
Now that you know why you’ll love spring in the Smoky Mountains, check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to plan your spring vacation! We look forward to seeing you soon!