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4 Ways to Maintain Your Fitness Routine While Staying at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

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July 16, 2018

If you want to keep up your exercise program while on vacation in the Smokies, the Sidney James Mountain Lodge is the perfect place to stay! Our hotel is situated in an excellent location where you can easily access hiking trails, recreational facilities and other outdoor activities! Here are 4 easy ways to maintain your fitness routine while staying at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN:

1. Hike at the National Park

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The Sidney James Mountain Lodge is just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where you can hike during any time of year! The toughest part is choosing a trail, as there are hundreds of scenic hikes within the park with everything from waterfalls to historic structures that have been preserved or rehabilitated. When planning your hike at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, check out the park’s official trail map or stop by the Sugarlands Visitor Center in the park for a copy. This is the closest visitor center to our hotel in Gatlinburg TN and offers park information, public restrooms and a free 20-minute film about the park.

2. Work Out in Our Fitness Center

There is no need to pay for a gym during your vacation, as the Sidney James Mountain Lodge features an exercise room for your convenience! Whether it is raining outside or you just want a quick morning workout, our exercise room comes in handy for your fitness needs. This is just one of the perks that you can enjoy while staying at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN! While staying with us, you can also take advantage of our indoor and outdoor swimming pool to swim a few laps or to cool off on a hot summer afternoon in the Smokies!

3. Enjoy the Facilities at Mynatt Park

Our hotel is located just next door to Mynatt Park, a lovely public park that is one of the best-kept secrets in Gatlinburg! The park has tons of recreational opportunities for fitness enthusiasts, including tennis courts, a basketball court, baseball field and more! You can even bring the whole family to enjoy the playground area, horseshoe pits and the children’s fishing stream. Mynatt Park is just one of the city parks in Gatlinburg, along with Mills Park on Mills Park Road just off Highway 321 and Herbert Holt Park just off the Gatlinburg Parkway. Mills Park is unique in that it offers a 400-meter track, jogging trail and a 9-hole disc golf course!

4. Stroll Through Downtown Gatlinburg

The Strip in downtown Gatlinburg.

The Sidney James Mountain Lodge is within walking distance of downtown Gatlinburg, which is ideal for an evening stroll! If you want to get away from the crowds of the main strip, take a walk along River Road that runs behind the Parkway. This area is only steps away from the action but offers a peaceful and scenic walk along the river! The road extends from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies on the north end to the Gatlinburg Trail trailhead on the south end.

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains! We hope to see you soon at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge!