A spring visit to the Smokies is the ideal time to get out and explore the great outdoors. There are plenty of picnic spots in the Smokies that you and your family are sure to love. Having a lovely afternoon lunch under the clear blue sky is just one of the many things to do in the Smokies, but it is sure to be the highlight of your mountain vacation.
Picnic Spots in the Smokies
Not only is a picnic in the mountains a super affordable vacation activity, it is also a whole lot of fun! Grab an old blanket and a basket of food, and you can pull over just about anywhere and have a quality view. However, these picnic spots in the Smokies are sure to be absolutely outstanding.
- Chimney Tops: Open March through November, this picnic spot in Chimney Tops has over 60 picnic tables some of which overlook the river. After you eat, you can hike the trail to get a stunning view of the surrounding mountains.
- Greenbrier: Open year round, this picnic spot in the Smokies has twelve tables available. There is plenty of hiking to be had in the area as well. In the spring a lovely bunch of wildflowers will be waiting to enthrall you.
- Cades Cove: Also open year round, this historic area has 81 tables for guest use, but be prepared, this is a very popular destination!
- Herbert Holt Park: This park has picnic tables and grills available for guest use, and there is also a playground to keep the little ones entertained.
- Deep Creek: There are ten picnic sites and a covered pavilion in Deep Creek. A picnic here is a great thing to do in the Smokies as there is a bubbling mountain stream and plenty of wildflowers bursting with color.
- Big Creek: One of the most intimate picnic areas in the National Park, Big Creek has ten tables for guest use making it a very peaceful setting.
Cabins Near the Picnic Spots
To help you prepare for your Smoky Mountain picnic, you need a cabin with a full kitchen. You will be preparing your sandwiches with ease in one of the cabins available through Alpine Mountain Chalets! These properties have full kitchens completely equipped with all the cookware and dishware you need to prepare any meal–picnic or gourmet dinner!
Twin Hearts is a quaint property that sleeps two. It gives you the privacy you crave while still keeping you close to all of the things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There is a full kitchen and a BBQ grill for whipping up some burgers before you venture out to your ideal picnic spot.
Another cozy cabin to consider is Sugar Plum a one-bedroom that is close to Pigeon Forge. The wraparound porch may even be the perfect spot for your picnic! The full kitchen will help you prepare your snacks!
Alpine Mountain Chalets has the cabins you need for a perfect Gatlinburg vacation. No matter if you want to picnic every day or just explore the surrounding attractions, you will find the ideal accommodations with Alpine Mountain.