Bringing a group to the Smokies? We can help. A Walk in the Woods offers a wide range of services geared to groups. Family reunions, Scouts, seniors, school and church groups, we can cater a plan to meet just about any need.

Have a Scout or School group? A Walk in the Woods will tailor an educational walk geared towards earning patches or fulfilling a science, history or sociology requirement.

A Sample of some of our more popular group services include:
Title of Tour A Step Back in Time
Length Two and a Half Hours Walking Tour
Price Call for pricing.
Description

Your guides will board your bus for a short bus tour to the trailhead. On the trail, we will take a 2- hour walk along the beautiful and pristine Middle Prong of the Pigeon River. Our walk begins on a trail through an old farm field that is now a healthy second growth forest. We'll learn how to tell what was grown there as we discover the lush world of this former mountain community. On this walk we'll study what the settlers and Cherokee used for foods and medicines and even try a few things. Along the way, our walk includes a visit to an old homestead site, a small family cemetery and ends with a visit to a restored cabin before turning around.

Bring: walking shoes, snacks and water.

Title of Tour Top of Old Smoky
Length 3.5 Hour Bus/Walking Tour
Price Call for pricing.
Description

Take a guided trip to the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clingman's Dome. Our trip begins at the Sugarlands Visitor Center where your guides step on your bus and give you a guided tour up the Mountain. The guided tour includes several beautiful photographic opportunities of the sea of mountains, plus stories of the natural and human history of the Park. We'll travel up the highest paved road east of the Rockies to our trail. We'll guide your group up the paved trail to the top of the sacred Mountain of the White Bear, otherwise known as Clingman's Dome. On our way up to the top, we'll discover a forest found normally in Canada. Many people visit Clingman's Dome every year, very few have their own guide. The day ends with a stop in the Sugarlands Visitor Center to see the museum and movie of the Smokies.

Bring: walking shoes, ponchos, water, and snacks

Title of Tour Mountain River Tour
Length 5 Hour Bus/Walking Tour
Price Call for pricing.
Description

Our trip begins at the Sugarlands Visitor Center where your guide will step on your bus and give you a tour of the Smokies as we ride to an historic area of the Park. Our walk begins past the now abandoned summer homes of the wealthy folks who helped make the Smokies a National Park. As we leave these homes, we will pass through some second growth forest that have returned to cover up what was a thriving logging community in the early 1900's. These old farm fields are now a rich forest filled with life. On our stroll, we'll learn about some of the wild plants that sustained the Cherokee and later the settlers. We'll show you how to identify some of these wild edibles and medicinal plants for your use in your own yards. Our walk follows the misnamed Little River. This large and dramatic body of water gives us many chances to soak our feet on a hot summer's day. We'll lunch next to a small cascade as we bask in the sun, before turning around. The day ends with a stop at the Sugarlands Visitor Center with a short trip through the museum and gift shop before we finish our day with the movie of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Bring: lunch, walking shoes, ponchos, water, and snacks.

Title of Tour Scout Group Tours
Length From 1 Hour to 4 Days
Price Call for pricing.
Description

Have a Scout group coming to the area? Our Naturalist guides love working with kids and have worked with hundreds of scouts since 1998. From a one hour hands on nature exploration to a weeklong camping or backpacking trip in the Smokies, we'll help your group experience the best of the Smokies. Our guides will work on specific badge requirements from plant idenfication, tracking, stewardship, history, hiking and backpacking badges and more. We will tailor a program to fit your needs based on budget, badge requirements, time constaints, age and experience level of the group. One of our Scout groups recently completed 12 badge requirements through our program!

Title of Tour School Group Tours
Length From 1 Hour to Full Day
Price Call for pricing.
Description

Our guides at A Walk in the Woods love working with children! From science classes, to home school outtings to spring class trips, we will make your experience in the Smokies one to remember! Our tours are educational and fun. During our hands on programs, the kids will play in creeks looking for Salamanders, learn how to identify plants and what the Cherokee used to cure poison ivy, headaches and more. What are the signs that animals live in an area? Have you ever tasted a wild food in the forest? Do you spend a lot of time in the woods smelling bugs? You may get to see and do these things on your trip and be surprised and amazed at the results!
We'll tailor our tours to fit your needs based on budget, time, age, experience levels and we'll help supplement classroom teaching for science, social studies or history lessons.

Please call (865) 436-8283 or email for more information

A Walk in the Woods is in our 16th year of business. In that time we have safely helped over 61,000 people enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

We are permitted through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and insured. We are certified in Wilderness First Responder, Professional Level CPR and Non-Lethal Aversive Bear Conditioning.

 

 

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