Hey nature lovers! Starting this Wednesday, May 18th and through Sunday, May 22nd, it's Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge! Whether you're an outdoors enthusiast looking to soak up the astounding beauty and wildlife of the Smoky Mountains, or you just have a love of nature and want to learn more, there is something for everyone at this weeklong event.
The event's home base will be at the LeConte Event Center, just a quick 5-minute drive up Teaser Lane from the Ramada Pigeon Forge. All week and into the weekend, there will be hikes and other outdoor excursions leaving from the center. Take a leisurely bird walk with bird experts, an adventurous waterfall hike, or even a whitewater-rafting trip! Starting as early at 8 a.m., and running till as last at 7:30 p.m., the hikes and adventures range in difficulty so no matter what age or skill level you are, you're sure to find something that's perfect for you and the family!
There are also many classes, seminars, exhibits that are being offered inside the event center. One special course will teach you all about bear cubs and how they adapt behaviors and learn how to be bears as we know them. Another seminar will relay one person's accounts of their journey hiking the Appalachian Trail. You can also enter the annual photo contest to showcase your own outdoor experiences and go up against others for prizes!
No matter what you choose to do this week, you'll be hard pressed not to find something that's just right for you! The hard part is actually choosing between all these great events! And remember, we're just a 5-minute drive down the road, so after a long day of adventure, come back and rest up with us!