Whatever your reason for coming to Pigeon Forge, it won’t lack for things to do, especially this year. So, in the spirit of New Years, we here at Inside Pigeon Forge have come up with our own list of “resolutions”, or things we want to do in Pigeon Forge in 2013. Take a look and mark a few down on your calendar as well.
With the start of every year, Wilderness Wildlife Week gets things going with a week devoted to showcasing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s beauty, inhabitants and numerous excursions the park provides to its nearly 10 million annual visitors. This year (January 12-19), Wilderness Wildlife Week is offering 304 events that include hikes, programs, lectures, expositions, and basically anything that you can think of that has to do with the park.
Pigeon Forge wouldn’t be Pigeon Forge without the annual Grand Spring or Fall Rod Run. The event turns the Parkway into classic car central each year as thousands of gearheads line the parkway with their slickest ride hoping to sell or just there to show off. Thousands more people just come in to walk, talk, and enjoy the shine of all that chrome in Pigeon Forge.
The next resolution includes something most have done before, but just have to do again this year – whitewater rafting. The Pigeon River that runs through town features two levels of difficulty and is close to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains. There are several white water rafting companies in the area to choose from. Check out wildwaterrafting.com before searching around, they offer great tours in the Smokies. Prices range from $29 to $39 per person for an hour.
Another local whitewater business is The Pigeon River Wildwater white water rafting company. They also offer zipline canopy tours at their facility and have a rock climbing wall for all their climbing guests.
Finally, a show at one of Pigeon Forge’s theater attractions like the Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show should be on everyone’s Pigeon Forge New Years Resolution list. These shows feature some of the most talented lumberjacks performing skill sets as well as comedy routines, and they’ll even get the audience involved in some stunts. And don’t forget about the southern cooking to go along with the show. It’s a great time for the entire family and one you’ll never forget.
What are some of your own Pigeon Forge New Years Resolutions? Where must you visit or what things must you do in Pigeon Forge this year? Let know by leaving us a comment below and you might just see your suggestion on our list. Have a great 2013 in Pigeon Forge!