Backroads 2024 Family Adventures


Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains


DAYS 1–2 On our first Tennessee morning, bike on a paved road through the charming town of Knoxville | Ride on the Knoxville Greenway and hear the Tennessee River hum as it appears through greenery | Spy great blue herons and explore the Ijams Nature Preserve | Hike through an old-growth forest along Alum Cave Creek to Arch Rock—a formation of black slate | Climb stone- carved stairs to catch sight of magical mountain scenery including the Eye of the Needle—a hole in the top of the rock at Little Duck Hawk Ridge | Gaze above for passing peregrine falcons | Discover Alum Cave, a massive concave overhang towering 80 feet high | Walk along trails showcasing bright mountain laurel and rhododendron tangles | Find incredible geologic formations at the top of Mount Le Conte, one of the highest Smoky Mountains | Relax fireside under the stars at our idyllic glamping site tucked in the woods. » Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains - Casual shown top left DAYS 3–5 The family is in for a refreshing good time and thrilling white- water fun on the Class II-IV rapids of the Upper Pigeon River—complete with stunning views of Pigeon River Gorge | Soar through a temperate rain forest on a zip-line tour | Bike a car-free and blissful route at historic Cades Cove, a formerly inhabited farming valley | Take in the lush landscape and look out for black bears and elk | Enjoy local dishes and handcrafted cocktails at Dancing Bear Lodge | Gather around as our Appalachian storyteller brings the region’s culture and history to life | Trek to one of the most scenic waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains, Spruce Flats Falls. » Dancing Bear Lodge - Casual The nation’s most beloved park. Wildflowers and waterfalls. Fog dancing atop ancient mountains. Birds and bears. With a stunning backcountry, the Smokies are ready to make you smile. National Park Adventures in Tennessee GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS



Pigeon Forge

Pigeon River

Little River

Mt Le Conte


Alum Cave

Spruce Flats Falls

Cades Cove


5 DAYS ACTIVITY LEVELS 1-3 • Bike • Walk/Hike • Raft • Zip-Line ACCOMMODATIONS Casual Hotels $3,399 to $3,699 per person double occ. CHOOSE A TRIP FOR • Families with Teens & Kids shown here • Your Private Group Price & availability varies based on date & group size o \ Search NCTM on

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