Top 5 Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains in February

Smoky Mountains covered in snow in the winterJust because February is the shortest month of the year doesn’t mean that it is without fun and exciting activities and things for visitors to enjoy. Start planning your family’s next adventure to the area today by reading about a few of the many exciting things to do in the Smoky Mountains in February.

Enjoy a Romantic Weekend

February is the month of love and romance, so why not treat yourself and your special someone to a romantic weekend in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg? You and your significant other can unwind in front of a cozy fire or in a relaxing rocking chair while looking out to the scenic Smoky Mountains. At Timber Tops we offer a wide range of secluded one bedroom cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Saddle Up

Did you ever dream of becoming a cowboy or cowgirl when you grew up? Well now’s your chance with the 2014 Saddle Up event in Pigeon Forge. Running February 19-23, this exciting Western-themed weekend showcases all things cowboy including guitar lessons, Western music concerts, and an authentic Chuck Wagon breakfast.

WinterFest

Although Christmas has already come and gone for another year doesn’t mean that it’s too late to enjoy the magical charm and twinkling lights of winter in the Smokies. The 2014 WinterFest is running now through the end of February.

Go Skiing

Whether you ski every winter or this will be your first time, Ober Gatlinburg is a great place for a snowy outdoor adventure. Appealing to skiers, snowboarders and ice skaters, the Gatlinburg ski resort also offers equipment rental.

Hiking

Hiking in the Smoky Mountains is beautiful no matter what time of year you go. The perks of hitting the trails in February, however is that you won’t have to deal with as many crowds as you would during the warmer months. Please keep in mind that we do recommend hikers prepare appropriately for winter hiking, including wearing wind and water resident clothing that is also well-insulated to keep you warm. To learn more about winter hiking tips, read our blog on winter hiking in the Smoky Mountains.

With so many fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains this coming month, what are you waiting for? Come join the adventure today by giving us a call at (877) 549-6775.

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About Mal Alder

Mal Alder is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she studied Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism and Electronic Media. Beyond writing, her interests include politics, new technology and anything involving the Smoky Mountains. When she's not at work she can be found at the dog park, a bookstore or a golf course, depending on the weather.