What to Do During Your Stay in the Great Smoky Mountains

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains is conveniently located near the area’s most memorable attractions. When you stay at Under Canvas, you’ll have access to our amazing team members who will be able to help you book an unforgettable adventure. Here are some of our favorite adventures that you can experience during your stay:

Take a National Park Tour 
Go on a peaceful drive through the lush forests of the Smokies, taking as many stops as you want along the way. With a national park tour, you can experience a variety of wildlife, scenic drives, walking trails, and historic sites while learning about America’s most visited national park.


Explore the Scenery with a Guided Hike 
Make your way through the Appalachian wilderness by foot with time to take it all in. Expert guides can help you adventure away from the beaten path of the Great Smoky Mountains with off-the-beaten path hiking routes, where you’ll spend the day encountering terrain only the locals can navigate. No matter where you choose to go, your trip will educate and entertain you while you view wildflowers, stroll along pristine steams, and explore settler homesteads.


Experience Whitewater Rafting 
Explore the Smoky Mountains by rafting through the rushing waters of the local rivers. You will spend your time relaxing in calm waters, tackling exhilarating rapids, and soaking in the sunshine… all while taking in the stunning surroundings of the great outdoors.


Try Your Hand at Flying Fishing 
East Tennessee has some of the best trout water anywhere in the country.  A haven for cold water species like trout, the Smokies offer more than 700 miles of wild trout and streams.  These beautiful streams provide wade fishing for colorful fish on a grand scale.  With an expert guide by your side, you will learn the best techniques and be shown the best spots for casting.


Spend Your Day on the Water 
Escape the heat with a trip to the beautiful Douglas Lake, located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Douglas Lake provides 513 miles of shoreline and 28,420 acres of water surface for recreation activities. You can rent kayaks, stand up paddleboards, pontoons, canoes and more! It’s a stunning spot to go fishing, swimming, sun bathing, boating or to just sit back and enjoy the view.

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