If you are anything like us, the past few months have you craving some family bonding time outside your home. We think there is no better place to make this happen than the mountains and today we will take a quick look at some of the best spots for family fun and connection in the Smokies.
One of the most popular destinations in the Smoky Mountains is Cades Cove, and we feel that this secluded valley is the ideal place to bond with your family. Featuring an 11 mile driving trail and an abundance of wildlife (including black bear, turkeys, and white-tailed deer), along with access to several scenic hikes, Cades Cove is filled with fun opportunities for the whole family.
Greenbrier Picnic Area and Porters Creek Trail
If a gorgeous drive, lunch outdoors, and a relaxing hike sound like fun, the Greenbrier Picnic Area is for you! The 20.5 mile drive from Hidden Mountain Resort to Greenbrier gives you the opportunity to experience plenty of local beauty on your way to the mountains. Following a winding gravel path in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the rustic picnic area awaits. After a quiet meal (and maybe a short nap) we suggest you walk the kid-friendly, Porters Creek Trail located next to the picnic area. This easy hike through a beautiful hardwood forest provides your family with the perfect opportunity for deep conversation, thought, and immersion in nature.
Our final suggestion is a day spent relaxing at Hidden Mountain Resort. Each one of our cabins is built to be an oasis for you and your family, and we can’t think of a better place to bond. Whether it’s a day filled with board games and laughter, long talks while walking the campus, or the intimacy of family dinner around the table, our cabins truly are a place where families can come to reconnect.
Does the thought of a bonding trip in the Smoky Mountains feel you with excitement? If so, we would love to see you here at Hidden Mountain Resort! It’s easy to book your stay by giving us a call or visiting our website today!