There’s no better way to say farewell to summer than with a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains! To enjoy the last bits of summer, like never before, spend your Labor Day weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Smokies are the perfect place to spend the last long weekend of the summer with beautiful mountain views, refreshing wooded trails, and unforgettable moments. The best part? You can find out all the best things to do during your trip using our free Gatlinburg Vacation Guide! With countless events, attractions, eateries, shops, and more, your last summer getaway will be a blast! 

Plan Your Holiday Weekend 

Three Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

Spend a Day on the Little Pigeon River 

One of the best ways to spend a summer day is cooling off in the Little Pigeon River. Whitewater rafting down the river is a favorite summer activity here in the Great Smoky Mountains, and it’s easy to see why. Summer is the perfect time for this activity, and it is excellent for all ages. And did we mention the spectacular views to soak up along the way? With so much to see and tons of fun to be had, this is a must for your Labor Day weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee!  

Pedal Along the Gatlinburg Trail 

At just under two miles long, the Gatlinburg Trail is one of Tennessee’s most beautiful biking trails! The trail’s atmosphere is perfect for a bike ride along the calming banks of the Little Pigeon River. It’s a relatively flat, paved path, making it ideal for biking with the whole family! One of our favorite things about the path is that it features a pedestrian footbridge and reveals extraordinary views of the river!  

Make a Splash at Dollywood’s Splash Country 

For the ultimate way to say goodbye to summer, take the family to one of the best water parks in The Smoky Mountains. Dollywood’s Splash Country happens to be the best Pigeon Forge water park. With plenty of fun water-based attractions that will keep the kids and the parents having fun all day long, Dollywood’s Splash Country is an excellent addition to any itinerary! 

More Labor Day Fun for Your Last Hoorah of Summer 

Stay in The Best Long Weekend Lodging at Edgewater Hotel 

King RoomFrom a fantastic location to continental breakfast, Edgewater Hotel is the perfect place for your Labor Day weekend getaway. Conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Gatlinburg, we offer premium accommodations, beautiful views, and exceptional amenities. Whether you’re enjoying a morning stroll along the riverbank, a dip in the pool, or our delicious continental breakfast, you’ll cherish every moment! Can you think of a better way to say farewell to summertime?  

If you’re itching to get away before the summer ends, check our availability and start booking your dream Labor Day trip to The Smokies!