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Outdoor Recreation Nearby

Are you looking for a mountain top view, or a wet and wild ride?  Whatever your taste, Gatlinburg has many outdoor recreation opportunities just minutes away from Bear Cub Lodge. Below are a few of the options we've experienced so far and how we rate them.  We will add more information to this page as we return to Gatlinburg for more adventures.  If you have stayed at Bear Cub Lodge and would like to share your experiences with other guests, please click here and tell us your story.

If you are looking for information about what to do in the National Park, here is a link to a great article written by the USA Today.

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www.obergatlinburg.com

Positives: Scenic Views, Relaxing, Fun, Options
Negatives: Expensive

Read about our experience and what we'd recommend for this attraction ~ Click here

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www.raftinginthesmokies.com

Positives: Wet!, Wild!, Scenic, Fun
Negatives: None

Read about our experience and what we'd recommend for this attraction ~ Click Here

HWY 321 Amusements

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www.mypigeonforge.com

Positives: Options, Entertaining
Negatives: Carnival-like, Crowds

Read about our experience and what we'd recommend for this attraction ~ Coming Soon

Dollywood

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www.dollywood.com

Positives: Great Fun, lots to see and do
Negatives: Quite Expensive

Read about our experience and what we'd recommend for this attraction ~ Click here

Coming Soon: Horseback Riding

 

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www.fiveoaksridingstables.com

Positives: ???
Negatives: ???

This is a planned activity for the near future. We'll let you know how it goes!

Coming Soon: Sky Lift

 

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www.gatlinburgskylift.com

Positives: ???
Negatives: ???

This is a planned activity for our next trip. We'll let you know how it goes!

 

We will continue adding more information as we visit and experience new things.  Please contact us if you would like to share your experience with any outdoor activities! We want to include photos and experiences of our past guests for others to use as a resource.  If you'd like more information on what to do in the Smoky Mountains, take a look at the resources on the Elk Springs Resort website!  Also feel free to leave comments about outdoor activities in the comments below.

A special thank you to Douglas Palosaari for allowing us to use some of his photos on this page.  Check out his travel blog at rovingreportsbydougp.blogspot.com





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