View The Great Smoky Mountains From Horseback

View The Great Smoky Mountains From Horseback

Posted by in Pigeon Forge Stables Blog | March 26, 2013
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Two people riding horses through the woodsHorseback riding in the Great Smoky Mountains is a wonderful activity that the entire family can enjoy together. In the Pigeon Forge area there are trails suited for all skill levels, even beginners. This is one activity that all ages can participate in, and it makes a great group event.

Horseback riding is the ideal way to experience the Smoky Mountains, just as the settlers did when they first came to the area over 200 years ago. Leave the cell phones behind, and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature at its best.

A relaxing trail ride allows one to see the beautiful views of Tennessee’s mountains and valleys. In the spring the area comes to life with a bloom of color and foliage. The mountain laurel, rhododendron, and azalea put on a vibrant show. In the summer a cool trip through the forest can be quite refreshing, and of course the fall is an amazing sight to behold as the trees are splashed with color. Take along a picnic lunch, and make a whole day of it.

Professional guides can be quite helpful, whether you’re a beginning rider or a seasoned pro who wants to get the most out of their Smoky Mountain adventure. These guides can give information and answer questions about the Appalachian Mountain’s history, as well as show you the best trails to suit your interests. Looking for excellent views? Or maybe you want to catch a glimpse of the earlier day’s remains that are left behind. Guides can make your vacation dreams a reality.

Most people come to the Smoky Mountains to catch a glimpse of some of the 100,000 species of animals and plants found here. Driving through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park may give you the opportunity to see an occasional deer and a distance look at the landscaping, but horseback riding in the surrounding areas such as Pigeon Forge lets you get up close to these wonders. With 66 species of mammals and over 200 types of birds in this region, you’ll be able to view many while on a trail ride. It’s common for riders to see squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits. Occasionally one spots a white tailed deer or wild turkey too. Early morning and dusk rides are best for animal viewing.

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