Wander just beyond the edges of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, following the Little Pigeon River north, and you’ll quickly find yourself in Sevierville, Tennessee. That right there should tell you everything you need to know. The area holds so many idyllic outdoor scenes — lush green valleys, rolling hillsides, mountain forests filled with trails, rivers, and lakes — along with all the amenities you need to refuel between amazing adventures.
Less than 30 minutes from both Knoxville and the national park, Sevierville is a quick hop south of I-40 and less than a day’s drive from almost anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard or from the Southern US. Once you’re here, you can get on the water, take to the air, explore the mountains, or just burn some of that cooped-up pandemic energy. Here’s what you can look forward to in Sevierville’s great outdoors.