4 Smoky Mountain Picnic Areas to Enjoy Our Smoky Mountain Wines
Hakuna Moscato! It means no worries when you’re sipping on the flavors from Tennessee Homemade Wines! What better place to enjoy our Smoky Mountain wines than a picnic in the Smokies? Take in the unmatched Smoky Mountain scenery alongside your closest friends and family at one of several Smoky Mountain picnic areas with a bottle from Tennessee Homemade Wines. Alcohol is permitted in picnic areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for those of legal age. Here are 4 Smoky Mountain picnic areas to enjoy our Smoky Mountain wines:
1. Cades Cove Picnic Area
Cades Cove is one of the most beloved portions of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park thanks to its stunning beauty, array of wildlife and historic buildings! This picnic area includes 81 sites between Abrams Creek and Green Branch Creek and is open year-round to visitors to enjoy a relaxing time amidst the peaceful vibes that make Cades Cove the most popular destination in the national park. Sip on some Old Apple or Southern White as you relax by a Smoky Mountain stream, letting the sounds of the water provide the ultimate relaxation!
2. Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area features 122 sites as well as a reservable pavilion situated along the Little River, a popular fishing spot in the national park. Centrally located between Gatlinburg and Townsend, and near Elkmont, this is one of the best Smoky Mountain picnic areas to stop at for a lunch in between exploring historic buildings and hiking trails. The north loop, pavilion and part of the south loop remain open from mid-April to late-October while the rest of the south loop is open year-round.
3. Deep Creek Picnic Area
Deep Creek Picnic Area has 58 sites and a pavilion available via reservation. Impromptu use of the pavilion is permitted when the pavilion is unreserved. This picnic area is popular thanks to its proximity to several stunning waterfall hikes and fishing spots. Deep Creek Picnic Area is open year-round from sunrise to sunset but restrooms are only open from early-April through late-October. Recap your visit to a waterfall with a lunch or dinner alongside one of several stream-side sites at Deep Creek as you enjoy a bottle of our Southern Rosé or Strawberry!
4. Chimney’s Picnic Area
Chimney’s Picnic Area is the perfect place to head if you're looking for some shade during warmer months! A heavily forested area, it provides that much-needed reprieve from the summer sun after a heart-pumping hike through the national park. This picnic area is open from early-April to late-November and features 68 sites as well as a short 0.8-mile loop trail that is steep in nature. You’ll find Chimney’s Picnic Area along Highway 441/Newfound Gap Road beside the west prong of the Little Pigeon River. A refreshing bottle of Proper Peach or Watermelon Crawl is sure to cool you off with a touch of sweetness as you relax after your adventures.
Expect to have a wonderful time at these Smoky Mountain picnic areas when you bring along a taste of the Smokies from Tennessee Homemade Wines! Learn more about some of the best Smoky Mountain wines to enjoy at your next picnic!