If you are planning on visiting the Smokies during the dates of September 1st through December 31st, you may want to look into taking the family on a old fashion hayride. You can enjoy a hayride through the beautiful views that the Smokies to offer. During the winter month the fall foliage is breathtaking. The leaves normally start turning around the month of October. An old fashion hayride is the perfect opportunity to bond with your kids.
The Hayrides depart approximately every 45 minutes from the Mountain Mall. This will give you plenty of opportunities through out your day in pigeon forge to find your way over to the Mountain Mall in Gatlinburg for this hay ride. The Mountain Mall is located at traffic light number six in downtown Gatlinburg. This will only be about a 10 minuet drive from the downtown strip in Pigeon Forge, TN.
The hayrides normally last about around an hour to an hour and a half. While enjoying the hayrides you will tour the downtown Gatlinburg area. There are tons of historic monuments and gorgeous landscape to look at during the ride. This is also a great way to take in the sites with out walking. The tour guide will know where to take you while you are touring this area.
During October 26 – October 29th the Smoky Mountain area will be offering hayrides through Cades Cove accompanied by a park ranger! The hayrides will begin at the Cades Cove Riding Stable and head around the scenic 11 miles loop around Cades Cove. There will be rides offered at 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, and 7:30 pm every night. The ride itself will last about two hours. Please be aware that theses are of course changeable if there is bad weather such as a thunderstorm.
The cost for this adventure is $8.00 per person, that is for both kids and adults. The kids will enjoy the thrill of the hayride and it will give the parents a chance to spend some quality time with the kids. The Cades Cove area has many different historical monuments that have been standing for years. You may also see some wild life like deer and bears.