Use Horse Power as a Unique, Fun Way to View the Smokies

Forest Trail RidersToday’s blog will explore how visitors to our area can view the beauty and grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains from horseback. Some visitors to the Smokies are experienced equestrians, while others may be novices to horseback riding. Whatever skill level you have with horses, there are trails and horses here that can accommodate your abilities. First-time visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains may be surprised to know that there are approximately 550 miles of trails in the park, that are open to horses. The avid horse enthusiast can find 5 different horse camps in various locations throughout the park. These camps allow you to trailer in your favorite mount and they give easy access to the back country horse trails of the Smokies. Please note that all horse camps require a reservation. Information is available at park visitor centers or by calling (865) 436-0120.  For more information on horseback riding stables in our area click here.  Stables in the surrounding area can provide boarding of your horse during your stay.

For visitors who want a horseback experience without the work of bringing their own animal, there are 5 different commercial stables in the park. They are open usually from Mid-March through late November and average hourly cost is $20 per hour. Additional riding stables outside the Park offer trails with less mountainous terrain, yet beautiful long-range views of the Smokies are abundant. The opportunities to enjoy horseback riding here in these mountains is limited only by one’s motivation to explore all that is available. For instance, the hardcore question may consider options to hold their wedding in the company of special equine companions here in the Great Smokies. At the opposite extreme, a novice with horses might find a carriage or wagon ride more enjoyable. The novice can still enjoy the interaction with a horse, yet the actual handling is done by someone more skilled.

Readers of my blogs become aware of the multitude of interesting avenues one can explore on a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. Horseback riding is simply one of the many great ways to make your visit truly memorable. Another option to enjoy this area more frequently, is to purchase real estate in the Smokies. When you own property here; as an investment rental property, vacation home, or primary residence all of these enjoyable aspects of the Great Smoky Mountains can become part of your daily life. You choose how and when. If you are at a point when buying or selling real estate in this area is important, then contact the Jason White Team. Our web site is a great place to begin. You can refine your search parameters on-line to save valuable time. That way when you come for a visit, you are focused on property you like, property within your financing or cash budget, and you spend your time acheiving your real estate goal.