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Our Summit Manor Gatlinburg is located in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee and is walking distance to all area attractions, Gatlinburg Convention Center, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance is less than half mile away. Summit Manor is also surrounded by the finest restaurants in Gatlinburg all within walking distance. Pigeon Forge is only a short drive away and is home to Dollywood, outlet shopping, and many other family attractions.

Gatlinburg hosts many special events throughout the year such as the 4th of July parade, Christmas parade, and the New Year’s Eve ball drop. Summit Manor is the perfect location for all Gatlinburg events. You can walk to the parkway in less than one-minute for parades, shopping, or dining. The New Year’s Eve ball drop and fireworks show is performed at the Gatlinburg Space Needle and the view from Summit Manor is amazing! You could not find a better place to ring in the New Year than Summit Manor.

For a list of some Gatlinburg events, visit www.eventsgatlinburg.com.


Gatlinburg Outdoor Activities Smoky Mountain Activities
Hiking
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has over 800 miles of hiking trails that range from easy to difficult. Whether you choose a day hike, overnight or week long trip you are sure to experience the beauty and solitude of the great outdoors. A Guided Nature Service is available for those looking for a more educational and in-depth look at the Smoky Mountains. Need Supplies? Choose from one of our full service outfitters for all your outdoor needs. Always remember to be prepared before entering the backcountry! Visit one of our many visitor centers for information on planning your next hiking trip.
Birdwatching
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a premier location for a wide array of birds - and for people who enjoy watching them. The crest of the Smokies towers nearly a mile above the foothills, creating a range in elevations and a variety of topographies that provide a diversity of habitats and microclimates for birds.

From the high, exposed peaks, to the warmer, sheltered lowlands, some 240 species of birds have been found in the park. Sixty species are year-round residents. Nearly 120 species breed in the park, including 52 species from the neo-tropics. Many other species use the park as an important stopover and foraging area during their semiannual migration.

Changes in elevation affect the types of vegetation that grow in the mountains and determine where many birds can be found. Some species are found only in distinct habitats at certain elevations, while others may range over several habitats.
Whitewater Rafting
There's nothing quite as exhilarating as a ride on an untamed river. There are many outfitters that conduct guided trips down the Big Pigeon and other regional rivers.
Whitewater Rafting
There's nothing quite as exhilarating as a ride on an untamed river. There are many outfitters that conduct guided trips down the Big Pigeon and other regional rivers.
Hiking
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has over 800 miles of hiking trails that range from easy to difficult. Whether you choose a day hike, overnight or week long trip you are sure to experience the beauty and solitude of the great outdoors. A Guided Nature Service is available for those looking for a more educational and in-depth look at the Smoky Mountains. Need Supplies? Choose from one of our full service outfitters for all your outdoor needs. Always remember to be prepared before entering the backcountry! Visit one of our many visitor centers for information on planning your next hiking trip.
Horseback Riding
Saddle up, pardners, and see our beautiful East Tennessee countryside the old-fashioned way. Places like Smoky Mountain Stables & Sugarlands Riding Stables offer guided, back country excursions for kids and grownups alike.
Unique Features
The Smoky Mountains National Park's wide recognition as a unique sanctuary is well deserved when one considers just a few of its features:
Biosphere Reserve
The Smoky Mountain National Park is designated as an International Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations. The international system contains 324 reserves in 82 countries with the primary objectives of conserving genetic diversity and coordinating environmental education, research, and monitoring. The park is also a unit of the Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere Reserve cluster. This membership enhances Smokey Mountain National park's commitment to cooperative efforts in environmental education, research, resource management, and public involvement. The park's designation as a World Heritage Site and a State Natural Heritage Area by Tennessee and North Carolina reinforces the value of its natural and cultural resources.
Fauna
At least 60 native mammals live in the Smoky Mountains, along with over 200 species of birds, many of which are here on a seasonal basis. There are 38 reptilian species, which include turtles, lizards, and snakes. Amphibian species number 40, and of that figure 27 are salamanders. This gives the Smoky Mountains the distinction of having the most diverse salamander population anywhere in the world. The Smoky Mountain National Park has about 58 species of fish, including several species of game fish. Numerous species of land snails, insects, and spiders are also found in the park.
Monitoring
To better manage its unique flora and fauna, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, became the first national park in the country to set up a Natural Heritage Data Center. The Natural Heritage Program gives the park the ability to inventory and monitor its rare plants, animals, and ecosystems.
Cultural History
The Smoky Mountains also have a rich cultural history. Cherokee Indians moved into the Smoky Mountain area about 1,000 years ago, and permanent white settlement began around 1800. Most families depended on farming for their livelihood. Life for many of these families changed with the coming of commercial logging operations around 1900 that stripped trees from three-quarters of what is now park land. Established in 1934, Smoky Mountain National Park was created from more than 6,000 tracts of private and commercial land that were bought with money raised by public and private donations.
Diversity
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected land areas east of the Rocky Mountains. With over 500,000 acres of forest, the Smoky Mountains contain an enormous variety of plants and animals. In terms of biological diversity, a walk from mountain base to peak is often compared to the 2,000 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

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