Our favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, says we are going to have an early spring this year. As exciting as that is, let’s enjoy winter while we can! In an effort to encourage you to take advantage of the remaining winter weather, we thought we would remind you (and ourselves) of all the great things to […]
Our favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, says we are going to have another 6 weeks of winter. And here in Gatlinburg, that is easy to believe. So as a way to fight off the winter blues, we thought we would remind you (and ourselves) of all the great things to do in the Smoky Mountains during the winter.
The winter crowds in the Smokies are smaller–making traffic and shopping far more leisurely. The winters are mild by Northern standards but far snowier than those experienced just a little south of the Smokies. With the start of Fall just behind us, I am already looking forward to the start of the season (December 21st) full of sweaters and hot chocolate–with a little sledding in between. Here are some of our favorite winter activities.