Spring Retreat 2020
Gatlinburg, Tennessee March 4th through 6th
Whoa, is it already time for the TAPA Spring Retreat? You better believe it is! This year's theme is Tourists, Tourneys, and Traffic, three extremely relevant topics for Gatlinburg. The Retreat will be held at the Downtown Gatlinburg Courtyard by Marriott just steps from the attractions of the parkway and at the foot of the historic Roaring Fork Motor Trail. The Retreat will run from Wednesday, March 4th through midday on Friday, March 6th. Tickets are $125 for TAPA members and hotel rooms run from $99 to $129. But hurry! Hotel rates have been extended, but are still only good until February 19th.
If you've never been to Gatlinburg, you're in for a treat! Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (America's most visited National Park), the town has numerous local retail shops, restaurants, museums, and destinations within walking distance of the hotel. But Gatlinburg is so much than just a fun small Tennessee town. Within a scant few miles are dozens of scenic hikes, the tallest cliff face east of the Mississippi, and several beautiful drives.
Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountains Links
Map of Gatlinburg With Attractions
Trolley Routes and Information (downloadable PDF of routes available)
A Synopsis of Hikes and Waterfalls Near Gatlinburg
Roaring Fork Motor Trail (often closed due to snow)
Newfound Gap Road (occasionally closed due to snow)
Smoky Mountain Road Conditions Twitter (Check before hiking or driving in the National Park!)
If you have further questions, please email us at TennesseeAPA@Gmail.com Otherwise, we'll see you in the Town and on the Trails!