Here are some ideas to put a spring in your step and your adventure while you are visiting the Smokies.

St. Patrick's Day

Check out The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille and see if they are offering their special St. Patrick’s Day meal. Even if the holiday falls during wintertime, you’ll be dancing like a leprechaun! The former home of Douglas Ferguson provides a dining experience that might be new to you with bread made from grains that were ground on-site at The Old Mill. You’ll also be eating off of plates made right next door!

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Great Smoky Mountains

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Every spring welcomes the budding flowers that pop up throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take a professionally-guided walk through the park and learn about the flora, fauna, and native inhabitants while getting prime opportunities to capture stunning photos during the Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Registrations for experts and leaders generally begin in winter with mid-February being when you can receive the program of events.

Fishing in the Smokies

Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Held twice a year, in the Spring, and Fall, the tournament brings anglers young and old to the Great Smoky Mountains. There are drawings and prizes for the largest and smallest trout reeled in. Fishers are broken up between ages (adult and children) and residency (tourist and local).