Tennessee Hiking, Nature & the Outdoors
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The national trend is health, and playing outdoors in nature is a natural in Tennessee. Our most visited nation park, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is celebrating its 75th birthday in 2009. Rivers for canoeing and lakes for boating, great places to swim and tube, over 800 miles of hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains alone—be sure to bring your hiking shoes to Tennessee. Plan an outdoor adventure with a Tennessee Bed and Breakfast as your base camp each night…our delicious food will start your day in style.
Chanticleer Inn Bed and BreakfastPhone: 706-820-2002
Toll Free: 866-424-2584
Mountain Falls Hiking Package
Lookout Mtn, Georgia
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Christopher PlacePhone: 423-623-6555
Hiking, Walking & Running- Christopher Place sits on over 200 mountain acres, so of course we have some hiking and walking of our own. But were also only 11 miles to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (nps.gov/grsm) entrance at Cosby, the least used entrance to the Smokies. Horseback Riding Adventures are 20 minutes away and easily arranged during your stay. Hot Air Ballooning- Could there be a better way to see Smokies? Schedule morning or afternoon champagne flights. Llama Trekking- Lead one of these gentle animals into the Pisgah National Forest and enjoy lunch overlooking the mountains. Whitewater Rafting- The French Broad and the lower Big Pigeon Rivers offer gentle float trips through pristine mountain scenery. The Upper Big Pigeon boasts 5 miles of class 2,3, and 4 rapids though spectacular river gorges if you want a bumpier trip. This is one of the most popular activities in the Smokies and only happens on select days each season, so make your reservations early.
Newport (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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Evins Mill, The Inn atPhone: 615.269.3740
Toll Free: 800.383.2349
Evins Mill features a forty acre property that includes the western most extent of an Eastern Hemlock forest on the Upper Cumberland, lending it a mountain appeal. On the property less than ten minutes from the Main Lodge is 90 foot Carmac Falls, beneath which rests a serene swimming hole. Several hiking trails lead to overlooks of the falls and its base. Guests may fish in Evins Mill pond for bass and brim. Nearby is Center Hill Lake, one of Tennessee's most popular recreational lakes, with a score of marinas and recreation areas. Guests can also take canoe and/or guided fishing trips down the nearby Caney Fork River.
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