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Top 5 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains Off the Beaten Path

Have you been to the Smokies before and done all the popular activities in the area? If you’re looking for unusual activities, we want to share some with you! These are great attractions everyone will love because they are off the beaten path! Here are the top 5 things to do in the Smoky Mountains off the beaten path:

1. Try a Smoky Mountain Llama Trek

llama in the smoky mountainsIf you love animals and hiking, then you have to try a Smoky Mountain Llama Trek. You can enjoy a beautiful scenic hike alongside llamas! When you first get to the llama farm, you get to meet all the llamas and even feed them snacks! When you’re looking at the available trails, you can do a short hike on Padgett Mills Trail where you go through the woods while leading your llama. If you want a longer hike, go on the Foxfire Mountain Trail where you walk along the trail. You can also go on an overnight llama trek if you want! You’ll have a blast leading your llamas along the trail!

2. Fish then Eat at English Mountain Trout Farm

Do you enjoy fishing and want to fish at a place that’s off the beaten path? At English Mountain Trout Farm, you can catch fish and then eat it! They have a pond on their property where you can catch trout and then have it cooked so you can eat it. Choose to have you fish fried, blackened, or cook with lemon pepper. You can even choose to have your fish prepared so you can bring it back to your cabin and cook it yourself!

3. Explore Tuckaleechee Caverns

cave in the smoky mountainsHave you ever explored a cave before? If you haven’t, you should go to Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend. There’s one section of this cavern that is known as the Big Room, and it is so large, almost 5 football stadiums could fit in it! You will also see Silver Falls, a 210-foot-tall waterfall in the cave. Tuckaleechee Caverns is one of the known caves in Tennessee, and you won’t want to miss out on exploring it!

4. Visit the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo

One of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains for animal lovers is to visit the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo! Not only will you be able to pet these beautiful animals, you’ll also be able to walk around with them and hand feed them! Your kids will be able to go on pony rides, or you can take the whole family to ride horses. Some of the animals you will see at this off-the-beaten-path attraction are camels, kangaroos, zebra, emu, and Fallow and Sika deer.

5. Float in a Tube at River Romp

boy with tubeIf you happen to be in the Smokies in the summer, you will want to find a few ways to cool off! A cool thing to do in the Smoky Mountains that’s off the beaten path is float down the river at River Romp. You go down the river in a tube or kayak with your friends and family, just relaxing and having a good time! You’ll love this unique activity. Want to know about even more unique activities? Check out these unique things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

You’ll love all of these things to do in the Smoky Mountains off the beaten path. Now you have an idea of some fun activities, but do you have a place to stay? Look through our cabins in the Smoky Mountains and find one that’s perfect for you!