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A Crunchy Mom’s Guide to Gatlinburg in Winter

Gatlinburg’s position in the Great Smoky Mountains makes for an adventurous, outdoorsy vacation where children and families can have a more laid-back and less touristy experience, if you’re willing to do your research beforehand. Of course, it helps to go during warmer months when there is a plethora of outdoor adventures to enjoy. But what does a family do when the mercury drops? As I found it out, it took several phone calls to find the real gems that you can still visit in winter – the off-the-beaten-path attractions that most Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge tourists won’t find – and it was worth it! We did also do a few touristy things that a preschooler, a toddler, and a seven-month pregnant mama could handle, and I would recommend to other families of small children. Continue reading