Charlie's Smoky Mountain Birthday Adventure

Charlie's Smoky Mountain Birthday Adventure

Our tradition continues of birthday adventures for the kids. Each year, we focus birthdays on an activity or trip centered around what each kiddo loves. This year, Charlie wanted to head back to the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN. He loves getting out in the mountains, walking the trails and exploring the rivers.

We found an adorable cabin with an amazing view. We packed up our necessities, our dogs and some food and headed on the 5-hour road trip from Kentucky to Gatlinburg, TN. 
Once we were settled into our cabin and got some rest, we got started on our must-see list for the trip. 

Check out this reel on @charlieandcrewmama for some of our views driving and in the Little Pigeon River. 
We traveled down Newfound Gap Road, deeper into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park making our way to our destination. We love stopping along Newfound Gap Road, seeing all the pretty waterfalls and of course the stunning views of the mountains from different angles. 

You could see and feel the air around us changing the higher we got. Trees were more and more coated with ice and the air was so crisp. We had made it to the entrance of the trail of Clingmans Dome, the highest point in Tennessee. 
Head to this blog HERE for the details of our climb up Clingmans Dome. 
To round out our Gatlinburg visit, we got some ice-cream and played at the cabin.
We are already planning our next Smoky Mountain adventure and cannot wait to be back exploring. Let us know in the comments below, have you been to the Smoky Mountains?

Comments 12

Christy G on

I miss going to the mountains during the summer. I’ll have to take my son one year.

Catalina on

What a beautiful day! I love nature too! And it would be my choice for my birthday, too!

Beautiful Touches on

TN is such a beautiful state! I remember going for my grandson’s wedding and the venue was just gorgeous. That cabin was also so lovely!

vidya on

The Smoky Mountains are on our bucket list and we hope to visit them soon.. some of our friends visited recently and totally loved it

Tammy on

I just love the Smokey Mountains and have only been there one time. It’s just beautiful there, especially in the fall.

Monidipa on

I loved reading about Charlie’s Smoky Mountain birthday adventure! It sounds like a fantastic trip filled with stunning views, nature exploration, and quality family time. The photos and descriptions truly captured the beauty of the mountains. I haven’t been to the Smoky Mountains myself, but your post makes me want to plan a visit soon!

Richelle Milar on

Wow! That was a really amazing and wonderful experience for sure! I love to experience it with the fam

Starting Fhom Scratch on

What an incredible birthday adventure for Charlie! The Smoky Mountains are truly magical, and it’s so special that you tailor the trip to each child’s interests. That cabin sounds lovely, and I can’t wait to see more of your explorations. We love Gatlinburg too!

Susan JoyAmongChaos on

The Smoky Mountains are beautiful and our family trip to Gatlinburg remains one of my favorites! By the way, your cabin looks perfect and I’d love to see more of it!

Kathy on

I would love to go there someday. This place is on my list. I think it looks so beautiful.

Tara Pittman on

This would be my husbands choice for a trip. He loves being outside.

Amber Myers on

What a beautiful area. This would be a fantastic place to have a birthday.

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