No Way Joe's Cantina
No Way Jose's combines delicious authentic Mexican cuisine with a lively atmosphere to create an experience your family will love.
Pigeon Forge Location
(865) 429-7779
104 Walden’s Main Street
Pigeon Forge, 37863
Gatlinburg Location
(865) 430-JOSE (5673)
555 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (at stoplight no. 5)
dining room at No Way Jose's Cantina
john cable grist mill in the great smoky mountains national park

4 Things to Do Outdoors in the Smoky Mountains in the Spring

Temperatures begin to rise, gorgeous plants and flowers bloom and massive trees become full of green, marking the change to spring in the Smoky Mountains! Spring is one of the best times to visit the Smokies as the comfortable weather makes it the perfect time to explore the natural beauty of the great outdoors! We suggest dropping by No Way Jose’s for an authentic Mexican lunch before heading out to explore the Smokies. Here are 4 things to do outdoors in the Smoky Mountains in the spring:

1. Visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the true gems you’ll find when mining the Smokies for outdoor fun! Visiting the national park in the spring, you’ll get to see all the flora and fauna up close and personal as it begins to bloom and grow! Take some time to go for a heart-pumping hike on 1 of several trails in the park! Other opportunities include the chance to see special waterfalls and you’ll notice plenty of places to cast a line to catch some fish like trout! Regardless of what you do in the park, it’s a must that you come explore to make the most of visiting the Smoky Mountains in the spring!

2. Take a Zipline Tour

ziplineOftentimes you’ll find the best views of the Smokies from high above! Soar over the beautiful Smoky Mountains in the spring as if you’re a bird while on a zipline tour! There are plenty of great options when it comes to flying over the treetops at high speeds while enjoying a bird’s eye view! This is certainly a Smoky Mountain activity best suited for adrenaline junkies! Ziplines can be found in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. You won’t believe how spectacular the views are!

3. A Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Adrenaline becomes 1 with the water on a whitewater rafting adventure in the Smoky Mountains! The Smoky Mountains feature a handful of great places to throw in a raft and experience some incredible rapids alongside your closest friends and family! Class III and IV rapids are scattered throughout rivers in these beautiful mountains, making for an experience that gets the blood pumping and provides hours of fun for everyone! Whitewater rafting excursions in the Smokies are operated by folks with years of experience doing things safely so that you have nothing to worry about.

4. Visit a Theme Park

dollywood sign in front of the palace theater

Theme parks provide memories that last a lifetime for the whole family! Your child’s face will light up with joy all day long as they get the chance to hop on roller coasters and other exciting rides, explore and learn about nature and see entertainers and characters that hold their attention! Dollywood, the Pigeon Forge theme park, is routinely rated as one of the top theme parks in the world by numerous publications! Anakeesta, the Gatlinburg theme park, includes a treetop skywalk and an observation tower on top of the other fun! You can’t go wrong by visiting either!

These things to do outdoors in the Smoky Mountains in the spring are a must! Speaking of things to do outdoors, visit our Gatlinburg location to dine outside on our patio overlooking the river! Before you do, check out what makes our Gatlinburg location unique!

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