Things To Do In The Smoky Mountains In May


With warmer temperatures and an abundance of wildflowers blooming, May is the perfect time to plan a family vacation in the Smoky Mountains.

With average temperatures staying in a mild mid-70s range, the weather is as close to perfect as things get in this part of the country. 

Smoky Mountains Weather in May

With over 1,500 different kinds of floras growing throughout the area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the best places to see spring flowers in the USA.

See Spring Flowers

Cades Cove, Little River Trail, and Porters Creek are some of the best places to see these beautiful wildflowers in the Smokies!

See more than half a million flowers on display throughout the park!

Dollywood’s Flower and Food Festival

April 19 - June 9, 2024

Embark on enchanting scenic drives through the Smokies in May, where nature's palette blooms in vibrant hues.

Take a Scenic Drive

Newfound Gap Road, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and Little River Road are some of the best drives to take in the Smokies in May.

Each year, car enthusiasts from across the country gather in the scenic Smoky Mountains to marvel at a dazzling array of classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, and more.

Car Shows

Circle Yer Wagens

May 4-5, 2024

Grand National F-100 Ford Show

May 16-18, 2024

As the weather gets slightly warmer, May is one of the best times to cool off and go white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains.

Whitewater Rafting

Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Family friendly rafting tour!

Upper Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Challenging adventure!

Rent a Cabin

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

Bear’s Wilderness Lodge

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