Take a Trip to Your Childhood with an
Authentic Hayride in the Great Smoky Mountains

By Shelia Ogle © 2012, All Rights Reserved

Think of your best memories of autumn and what comes to mind? If
big orange pumpkins heaped in a wooden cart, chilly nights spent
laughing around a campfire, and snuggling atop a swaying hay
wagon put a smile on your face, then Gatlinburg, TN is just the
place for your autumn getaway.

Fun for Everyone on an Old-Fashioned Hayride

As the sun sinks behind the mountains and the air begins to turn
chilly, grab a blanket or two and snuggle up with the kids and
your spouse for a fun evening hayride. Far from big city scents
and sounds, you’ll appreciate the sweet smell of hay and autumn
leaves and the soft creaking of the wagon as it carries you deep
into the woods.

During the ride, you’ll have a chance to stop and warm your feet
near a roaring bonfire, which is sure to delight kids of all
ages. You’ll make new friends along the way, and most of all, you
and the kids will have a wonderful time recreating those precious
memories from your own youth.

Horse-Drawn Hay Wagons Add a Touch of History

For a truly magical adventure, opt for a horse-drawn wagon. The
clip-clop of hooves on the road is the perfect backdrop for quiet
conversation and more than a few laughs as you take in the
amazing scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains. You simply can’t
ask for a more relaxing time with the family than to spend it
nestled in a blanket atop a hay wagon as it creaks and sways
along a mountain trail, while the crisp mountain air puts a rosy
glow on everyone’s cheeks.

Enjoy the Fall Colors with a Daytime Ride

Fall color lovers will want to make time for one of Gatlinburg’s
favorite activities – a fun-filled daytime hayride that
highlights the spectacular changing of the seasons. Easy to get
to and with rides scheduled frequently throughout the day, this
popular attraction is the perfect way to enjoy the stunning show
nature provides.

More Autumn Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains

Beyond hayrides and scenic tours, you’ll find plenty more to see
and do in and around Gatlinburg this fall. The Gatlinburg
Craftsman’s Fair takes place each October, and offers a chance to
browse hundreds of booths filled with beautiful arts and crafts
created by talented artists. Family fun spot Dollywood joins in
with the National Gospel & Harvest Celebration featuring four
weeks of free concerts with some of the area’s best gospel
performers. Or just plan to spend a relaxing week in a secluded
cabin, where you’ll enjoy the peacefulness that only a mountain
retreat can provide.

For young and old alike, autumn is a special time. Childhood
memories of hayrides, fall color tours, and festivals are
cherished for a lifetime. You can relive those memories – and
build new ones with your children – with a trip to the Great
Smoky Mountains this fall.

Planning your visit? Contact Heartland Rentals today for a wide
selection of Gatlinburg cabin rentals in all sizes and prices.
Click to http://www.HeartlandRentals.com for info and