The Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour by Helicopter
"The National Park Tour is the grand daddy of them all! With over fourty years flying in the Smoky Mountain National Park Scenic Helicopter Tours knows how to make it a special experience you are sure to never forget! The best part of this flight is the v with the National Park including all of our mountain flights and then some. Taking off over historic downtown Sevierville you are instantly greeted with stunning views of the Smoky Mountains. The flight continues over the strip of Pigeon Forge while taki Fighting Creek Gap and into the Elkmont area of the park. With views of Mount Leconte Clingmans Dome and Cove Mountain you will round out of the Elkmont area and follow the Little River to Metcalf Bottoms and on to the sparsely developed areas of the always beautiful Wears Valley and Walden's Creek. The National Park flight route then falls in line with"""This flight includes the Mountain Valley
Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail
"Meet your guide at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins in Cullowhee about a 2-hour drive from Asheville. Get acquainted with equine behavior and receive riding tips during a 50-minute safety program via training video and live demonstration. Once you’re matched with a suitable horse snap on your helmet and practice horseback riding in the ring before setting off on the Flame Azalea Trail. Follow your guide through a hardwood and white pine forest flanked by azaleas before you emerge into an open meadow. Reaching 4200 feet in elevation you’re treated to sweeping views out of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Be on the lookout for wildlife including raptors soaring above. On the descent travel through the Old Fort Lodge — a former youth camp established in 1960 — before ending your tour back at the stables of the 200-acre (80-hectare) working horse farm."
"Meet your guide at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins in Cullowhee about a 2-hour drive from Asheville. At this 200-acre (80-hectare) working horse farm you’ll get acquainted with equine behavior and riding tips during a 50-minute safety program via training video and live demonstration. Once you’re matched with snap on your helmet and practice horseback riding in the ring before setting off on the Fern Forest Trail a gentle path that is suitable for all skill levels. You'll pass by the cabins of an old youth camp and meander through a variety of terrain including a dense fern forest that reaches 4200 feet in elevation. Listen to birdsong and keep a lookout for a variety of wildlife including local wild turkeys and deer before ending your tour back at the stables."
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