Monday, August 24, 2015


Outdoor Attraction Foxfire Mountain Adventure

Do you want to ride on the highest zipline in the Tennessee Smokies? Or do you want a Climbing Wall challenge?  A Bear Crawler Tour? A Swinging Bridge experience? Well if you want any or all of those adventures you need to go to Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park in Sevierville, Tennessee, next to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Goliath zipline at Foxfire Mountain AdventureAs the name implies, Goliath is a monster of a zipline, towering 475 feet above the ground and the longest running zipline at that height. This tour is for the brave and daring and lasts 2 hours. You will zip across 5 totally rad ziplines. Don't worry about safety as the guides at Foxfire Mountain are trained and experienced and each line uses ZipStop braking technology to slow you safely at any speed.
Zipline near Pigeon Forge

For those who want to experience the majesty and beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains without the jaw-dropping height and speed of Goliath, you will enjoy the Waterfall Canopy Zip Tour. You will ride seven different lines, two sky bridges and several platforms as you will enjoy some of the greatest views in the Smoky Mountains, including a ride over Lost Mine Falls.

ATV adventure in the Smokies near Pigeon Forge
If you would rather ride than zip, but you still want to experience the Smoky Mountain wilderness, then climb about the 8-wheeled drive ATV called the Bear Crawler. The Bear Crawler will take you off-road and across streams as you climb to the top of the mountain. At the top you will see the beauty of the Tennessee Smokies displayed before you in all of its awesome glory!

Smoky Mountain Attraction
Bridge to Prosperity

And, for those who love to take a hike in the woods, you can Discover Foxfire by crossing America's longest swinging bridge. The Bridge to Prosperity is 335 feet and crosses Foxfire Gorge. You can visit Whispering Winds Covered Bridge, take on your family in the obstacle course, stroll across River Walk Trail and enjoy a picnic alongside Dunn's Creek. What a great way to spend an afternoon!

You can do any one of these fun and exciting adventures, or combine several together for a memorable and challenging day in the Smokies. And, you can win tickets to go to Foxfire Mountain and try out their adventures by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest. Simply click on "Like" the contest photo and Share and Comment if you like. Then prepare for your Smoky Mountain vacation by getting coupon, attraction, dining, lodging, theater and outdoor attraction information at

Wall climbing outdoor adventure
Climbing Wall Challenge
Kid's obstacle course attraction
Obstacle Course
Be sure and include the many activities of Foxfire Mountain when you plan your next trip to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!


Outdoor Attraction Horseback riding

     Five Oaks Riding Stables invites you to turn off your cellphone and tune-in to the sights and sounds of the Great Smoky Mountains. You can enjoy  a closeness to nature that you won't get anywhere else when you climb aboard a horse and ride and ride through the unparalleled beauty of the hills and hollers near the National Park and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Horseback riding near Pigeon Forge

     Five Oaks Riding Stables is situated on 70 acres of land with unmatched views of the Smoky Mountain area and the experienced guides will take you through unforgettable landscapes with amazing views, including Mt. LeConte. There are 66 species of mammals and 200 species of birds, so expect to see some of Mother Nature's representatives on your ride. But its not just the wildlife and the views, as you will experience a state of peace and quiet that allows you to unwind, relax and completely mellow out.

Trail riding in the Smokies
Family fun attraction near Gatlinburg
You can take a 30 minute or one hour ride on any one of 60 gorgeous, well-groomed and gentle horses whose only job is to give you a smooth, comfortable ride. Five Oaks Riding Stables is easy to find as it is conveniently located across from Tanger Outlet Mall on the Parkway in Sevierville. There are plenty of restaurants nearby so you can take care of the big appetite you will have after being out in the fresh air of the great outdoors.

     You can win tickets to enjoy horseback rides at Five Oaks when you enter the Best Rea guide Facebook Contest. Simply go to and "Like" the Contest Picture. You can Share or Comment also, but be sure can check back during the week of August 24th to see if you have won. Any good adventurer prepares for their journey with maps, information on lodging, attractions, restaurants, shopping and other outdoor attractions by going to BRG's website at

Sevierville Outdoor Attraction

     Be sure and include a horseback trail ride as part of your Smoky Mountain vacation when you visit Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or any of the Great Smoky Mountain destinations.

Monday, August 10, 2015


Wildwater Raft & Zip, Hartford, TN

Adventures range from mild to wild at Wildwater Raft & Zipline company in Hartford, Tennessee, just outside of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. Your choices for fun and adventure are unlimited as are the locations as Wildwater offers river and canopy adventures on the Pigeon River in the Smokies, the Ocoee in southeast Tennessee, the Nantahala in western North Carolina, the Chattooga in northeast Georgia and Canopy Adventures in Asheville, North Carolina.

Family fun and adventure near Gatlinburg

The "Wildwater Way" of doing business keeps guest coming back because they feature highly trained guides, superior facilities, trusted zipline tours, new equipment, unique lodging and a knowledgeable reservations team. They are experts with families and groups and offer money saving packages for rafting and ziplining.

Outdoor Attraction in the Smoky Mountains

Wildwater rafts through September 27, but you can zipline all the way through November. Water levels and weather conditions vary during these months so they advise that you check with them before making your plans. Families can plan a half day experience on the Lower Pigeon River and the more adventurous can take on the Upper Pigeon with more Class III & IV rapids. But don't worry, there is an experienced guide in every raft!

Zipline over the Pigeon River in TennesseeFamily attraction near Pigeon ForgeThe Pigeon River Canopy Tours are the ONLY tours that go OVER the Pigeon River near Gatlinburg and into the Smoky Mountain Creek Gorge at heights up to 120 feet! The Gorge is a beautiful scenic location over a lush forest with waterfalls, rock cliffs and towering trees. You zip over 12 sections, 4 sky bridges and the "Cliff Hanger", a platform perches on a cliff 100 feet in the air.

Kayak and Canoe fun on mountain stream
There is also a Jeep Tour, Standup Paddleboarding, and canoe and kayak instructions to round out your Wildwater Adventures. And they rent Yurts. (See the picture below.)

Lodging in the Great Smoky Mountains
You can win tickets to Wildwater when you enter the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest at Simply "Like" the contest picture and share and comment if you want.

To prepare for your Smoky Mountain Adventure get coupons, maps and information about dining, attractions, shows, shopping and more at Raft and Zip the Wildwater Way in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Outdoor Attraction Wahoo Ziplines

 Wahoo Ziplines near the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, offers fun for everyone from age 5 to 95.

Zipline fun near Pigeon ForgeFun for all ages in the SmokiesHow can they say that?

Because ziplining is fun, easy, safe and a great adventure for anyone who can walk up to the zip tower.

Eco-friendly attraction in the Tennessee SmokiesCanopy Tour near GatlinburgOn the Wahoo Ziplines you can fly through the trees at speeds up to 40 miles per hour and from 40 to 250 feet off of the ground! You will ride 6 ziplines that run over 2 miles in length. All of these numbers won't make a difference as you sail through the trees in this 2-hour canopy tour. Fun? memorable? An real thrill? You bet!!

Wahoo Ziplines is easy to get to as it is located in the hills just outside of Sevierville, away from the congestion and traffic of the Parkway. You will feel like you are a world away as you hook-up to the equipment under the watchful supervisor of your guides. The excitement builds as you are driven to the top of the mountain, climb the tower, hook-up to the line, and jump off into the wild blue. Your sense of concern is immediately overcome by the tug of the safety strap and the sense of awe as you feel the rush of the wind in your face, hear the hiss of the zipline, and see the trees and the ground rushing by as you fly along.

Smoky Mountain Coupons for zipliningWin Wahoo Zipline tickets by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook contest. All you do is "Like" the Wahoo contest picture at You can Comment and Share if you want but be sure and check back during the week to see if you are a ticket winner!

To be fully prepared for your sojourn to the Smokies you can get information on attractions, lodging, live shows, dining, shopping and more at Get ready for the sights and sounds of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, the Great Smoky Mountains and the fun and excitement of Wahoo Ziplines. Wahooooo!!