Pigeon Forge focuses on being a family-friendly destination and YOUR happy place every time you visit.
Here is a list of our top five summer day trip ideas from Pigeon Forge to take with your family.
Whether you take a driving tour or choose to take a hike along one of the many trails, Cades Cove is a great place to see wildlife roaming!
Take a guided Pink Jeep Tour in the Great Smoky Mountains. Pink Jeep Tour has been open for over 60 years but is new to the Pigeon Forge area.
They offer four different tours that leave from Pigeon Forge and explore areas within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Their 4×4 off-road adventures is a fun way to experience all that nature has to offer!
Dollywood’s Splash Country is another choice for all-day fun. Take advantage of their new Picnic in the Park option where you can pre-order lunch for the family. It will be ready when you are!
Renting a retreat or a canopy for the day is also recommended if you’re looking for your own shaded rest spot.
Take a whitewater rafting trip on the Upper Pigeon River or family floating trip on the Lower Pigeon River with Rafting in the Smokies. Both offer a professional river guide to help make your trip a fun and safe one.
Their Family Adventure Island also offers a ropes course, zip lining, and a rock wall. By the end of the day, everyone will be worn out but full of smiles and happy memories!
Spend the day in Old Mill Square. Start off with breakfast at the Old Mill Restaurant. Then during season, go on a guided tour of the Old Mill itself as well as Pigeon River Pottery and Old Forge Distillery. Shop in the Old Mill General Store, Sassafras, and Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen.
When you’re ready lunch, grab a bite at Pottery House Café and Grille. Finish up with a visit to the Iron Metal Mountain Craft shop and see the craftsmanship of the blacksmith. Don’t leave without a quick snack at Old Mill Creamery or the Old Mill Candy Kitchen.
With all of these great summer day trip ideas from Pigeon Forge and even more fun things to do this summer in Pigeon Forge, filling up your days will not be hard.