If you’re wondering what you should do while you’re visiting the Smoky Mountains with your large group, we want to share some ideas with you! You have plenty of fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains to choose from. Whether you want to explore along the trails or go on a drive, there’s something everyone will want to do. Here are the top 5 things to do in the Smoky Mountains with a large group:
1. Go on a Hike
One of the most popular things to do in the national park is to go on a hike. No matter how many people are in your large group, you can all enjoy a hike together! You have over 850 miles of trails to choose from. There are easy, moderate, and difficult trails. Pick a trail based on what you want to see, such as a waterfall or mountain views. Your whole group will love getting out and exploring the trails, seeing the beautiful Smoky Mountains up close.
2. Have a Picnic
An activity your whole group will want to join in on is a picnic in the mountains! There are a ton of different picnic areas in the national park to choose from. Grab some coolers and fill them up with ingredients to make sandwiches or another easy meal. There are also charcoal grills where you could make burgers and hot dogs for your picnic. And, you always have the option of grabbing a meal to go from one of the local restaurants to take on a picnic!
3. See the Sights
When it comes to things to do in the Smoky Mountains, you could always go sightseeing. There are quite a few places in the mountains where you can go to see some pretty neat things. Clingmans Dome is definitely a place where you could easily get to for some incredible mountain views. The Sinks is another cool place to see. Water gushes over huge rocks in the creek at The Sinks. The Elkmont ghost town is a pretty neat place your whole group might want to see. If you decide to go hiking, you should take Little River Trail in Elkmont to see the troll bridge!
4. Go Tubing
In Townsend, you can tube down the river with River Rat. Tubing is a great way to cool off during the hot summer, and your whole group will have a blast traveling down the river in an inner tube! Small children can do the lower portion of the river, while older kids, teens, and adults will enjoy the upper river experience. Ride the bus back to the top of the hill so you can enjoy this activity again and again!
5. Do a Scenic Drive
Another thing to do in the Smoky Mountains your whole group will enjoy is taking a scenic drive. Cades Cove is a great option because you can stop along the 11-mile Loop and explore historic buildings and hiking trails. Foothills Parkway is another great scenic drive where you can have incredible views of the Smoky Mountains as well as the Cumberland Mountains. No matter where you decide to go, you’ll get to explore the Smokies!
These are just a few of the things to do in the Smoky Mountains with a large group. Ready to start planning your group’s trip? Look through our large cabins in the Smoky Mountains and book one today!