A walk in the woods in winter is a magical experience. The air is crisp and fresh. Snow blankets the ground and dusts the tree branches, turning the forest into a winter wonderland. As you walk through the quiet woods, the hand-print tracks of a raccoon or the footprints of a deer may occasionally meander across your path. If you look carefully, you may spy a deer standing silently in the woods, ready to bound away at the slightest sound.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a wonderful place for a winter walk in the woods. Crowded with camping families and tourists in summer, in winter the Smokies are a peaceful place of quiet beauty. A place of tremendous bio-diversity, the national park is a memorable place for a winter hike or jaunt on cross country skis.
The charming mountain village of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is your gateway to the Smokies and all the winter activities that make a Wears Valley vacation a family favorite. Winter brings a slew of exciting activities to the valley, including the Regional ice Carving Competition on January 19 in Pigeon Forge.
Many families book Pigeon Forge cabin rentals on iTrip.net for the unique Saddle Up! celebration from February 21-24. The annual ode to the Old West features plenty of story telling, fiddling competitions, a cowboy dance and a tasty chuck wagon cook-off you won’t want to miss!
The annual Pigeon Forge Quiltfest is another popular winter event. Demonstrations, more than 60 classes and seminars, a vendor mall and an incredible display of more than 250 works of quilt art attract more than 20,000 quilters and quilt lovers from across the country.
Don’t miss winter in the Smokies. Book your Smoky Mountain vacation rentals on iTrip.net today!