Family Fun Things To Do In Gatlinburg In March


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Embrace the enchanting transition of seasons with scenic hikes, vibrant spring blooms, and the perfect blend of outdoor adventures and cozy mountain charm. 

Is Gatlinburg Good To Visit In March?

Dollywood opens back up, festivals are beginning again, and while it may still be a bit cool, Spring is in the air on most days.

Whether you’re looking for outdoor fun or indoor thrills, there are plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg in March

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Go Hiking

With budding flora, cascading waterfalls, and the promise of wildlife sightings, hiking in the Smokies is a must in March.

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Here are some of the best hikes to take in and near Gatlinburg.

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01 Little River Trail

02 Middle Prong Trail

03 Porters Creek Trail

Are bears out in March in Gatlinburg?

it is possible to spot bears in the Smokies late in March. However, the best opportunity to see black bears in the area is during early morning and late evening hours in spring and summer.

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Horseback Riding

Depending on the trail, horseback riding can last from 45 minutes to several hours.

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Visit The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

On March 27- March 30, 2024 they will be having their annual Easter Arts & Craft Show.

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Whitewater Rafting

Depending on the conditions and water level, different white water rafting outfitters begin running the Upper and Lower Pigeon River in early March.

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Feel the rush as you zip past lush forests and breathtaking vistas.

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Rent a Cabin

Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts District Less than 10 minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg

Bear’s Wilderness Lodge

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