Things To Do In The Smoky Mountains In The Summer


Embrace the warmth of summer amidst the majestic beauty of the Smoky Mountains!

White Water Rafting

Whitewater rafting generally runs from late February to the month of November and all trips take place in the heart of the Smokies which is the Pigeon River.

Summertime Hike

With over 800 miles of hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll never run out of options.


Here's a FREE Summer Packing List for the Smokies

See Breathtaking Waterfalls

River Tubing

Climb The Highest Peaks

Enjoy the breathtaking view and colder temperature perfect to beat the summertime heat.

Rent a Mountain Cabin

With serene wooded views, incredible amenities, and plenty of entertainment options – you’ll never want to leave this cozy hideaway.

Bear's Wilderness Cabin 

Go Camping

With so many campgrounds available in the Smoky Mountains, there's something that will suit your camping style and budget.

 Snow tubing

Escape the summer heat and embark on a thrilling adventure unlike any other at Pigeon Forge Snow, the USA's first indoor snow tubing park open year-round.

Summer at Ober Gatlinburg

Take a scenic chairlift ride to enjoy panoramic vistas of the Smokies, or try your hand at outdoor activities like alpine slides, summer tubing, and wildlife encounters.

Summer festivals & Events

Pontiacs In Pigeon Forge (May 30 – Jun 1, 2024)

Gatlinburg Fourth Of July Celebration

A Mountain Quiltfest  (Jun 3-6, 2024)

July Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair (Jul 12-21, 2024)