Vacations are a great excuse to relax and indulge, but if fitness is on your mind it can be hard to find healthful activities besides visiting the resort gym. From hiking to swimming, the charming town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee offers many activities that will help you reach your fitness goals.
Gatlinburg Town Square by Exploria Resorts has many different outdoor areas that will get the entire family out in the fresh Tennessee air. Shoot some hoops on the basketball court, take a swim in the outdoor pool, or even play a game of giant checkers in the courtyard.
Hike to a Waterfall
What’s better than exploring the many trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and getting in your daily steps? Take the family on a thrilling adventure through the forest and follow a nearby stream to a beautiful waterfall. Spend some time listening to the rush of water and be sure to take a family photo of your hiking accomplishment.
Walk the Parkway
Wear some comfortable shoes and devote a free afternoon to exploring the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Have a light lunch at one of the many dining options, and browse the Village Shops for some vacation mementos. Who says shopping doesn’t burn calories?
Go Horseback Riding
Smoky Mountain Riding Stables is a great place to book a guided trail ride on horseback. Not only is this one of the best ways to experience the Smokies, but horseback riding promotes balance, stability, and coordination.
Take a White Water Rafting Adventure
Test your paddling muscles and get a great arm workout by taking a rafting adventure. Smoky Mountains Outdoors has thrilling rafting tours with expert guides to keep the fun safe and enjoyable.
Go For a Forest Run
Sometimes the best form of exercise is lacing up some running shoes and hitting the forest trail. Listen to the chirping birds and marvel at the surrounding greenery as you jog through the Great Smoky Mountains. Get up early and watch the sunrise through the trees and feel great about getting outdoors and moving.
Book your visit to Tennessee at Gatlinburg Town Square by Exploria Resorts. Within easy walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg and all the entertainment the Smokies can offer, Gatlinburg Town Square is a perfect place for your next vacation.