Things to Do

Scenic Mountain Drives near Rafting in the Smokies

Deals Gap Road

Sometimes you want to see the beauty of the mountains from the comfort of your vehicle. The natural mountain ranges around Rafting in the Smokies offer exceptional views and majestic surroundings. Whether you’re planning on driving or riding through on your motorcycle, we’ve picked out some stunning scenic and fun drives to check out. Roaring… Read more »

5 Other Attractions to Visit in the Smokies

Ober Gatlinburg Indoor Ice Skating Rink

Run out of ideas on things to do in the Smokies now that the rafting season has come to a close? It’s okay, because we have you covered with a list of five other attractions that you can visit while you’re here! Whether you’re looking for yourself, your family, or friends, we are showcasing attractions… Read more »

Mountain Ranges and Forests near RITS

Rafting in the Smokies is close to many mountain ranges and forests. Did you know that RITS is within about an hour’s drive from the Martha Sundquist State Forest, the Cherokee National Forest, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Pisgah National Forests? We thought we’d share some not-so-well-known facts about our nearest forest neighbors…. Read more »

Christmas Events to see in The Smokies

Winter in Gatlinburg

Grab your festive sweater, pull out the hot cocoa, and get ready for the Christmas season in the Smokies! Kicking off in early November, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge light up the area as part of Winterfest. Dollywood is decked out for Christmas, and attractions start putting on their Christmas shows. Sevierville In Sevierville, the… Read more »

Events off the Beaten Path in Asheville

Asheville, NC

Asheville is only an hour drive from Rafting in the Smokies and offers plenty of outdoor activities for those who love nature and the beauty of the Smokies. Recreational options in the rafting off-season abound in and around Asheville. We’ve pulled a few together for our readers that we thought you’d enjoy. A Wild Foraging… Read more »

Rock Climbing Wall Adventures

The rock climbing wall at Rafting in the Smokies is the latest addition of fun to the Rafting in the Smokies experience! While you’re here, consider adding this on your adventure plate. Located on Family Adventure Island, the Rock Climbing Wall is a stunning tower that is adjacent to our High Elements Ropes Course and… Read more »

Fun Activities at Rafting in the Smokies

  Rafting in the Smokies has something for everyone! There are so many fun activities that people of nearly any age can participate in and enjoy. We encourage you to look at everything that RITS has to offer. For older kids, adrenaline junkies, and those who want a solid upper-body workout, the Upper Pigeon Whitewater… Read more »

Tips for a First Time Zipliner

Ziplining is an experience that gives you the chance to breeze through the trees and experience nature in ways you aren’t typically able to. Even though our Zipline Canopy Tour starts at the very top of our tower, there is no reason to fear the heights! Here are some tips if you are going to… Read more »