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Pigeon Forge at Night

Pigeon Forge at Night

  If you are are looking for fun activities to do in the evening, you are in the right place for your vacation! After exploring the Great Smoky Mountains, spend some time at night to visit some of the exciting attractions in Pigeon Forge.  1. Visit The Island in Pigeon Forge The Island in Pigeon Forge  is a massive complex that includes unique retail shops, dining with lots of variety, thrilling rides, and more! The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is a 200 foot tall Ferris wheel that offers a fabulous view during the day.  At night you can see the lights… Read more »

Smoky Mountains Donuts ~ YUMMY!

Smoky Mountains Donuts ~ YUMMY!

Need a tasty breakfast donut or a sweet snack? Visitors to the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee will find a number of excellent bakeries that make some of the best donuts you’ll ever have.  1. The Donut Friar Located in The Village shopping area in downtown Gatlinburg, The Donut Friar is a favorite destination for many Smoky Mountain visitors. This bakery opens at 5 a.m., and the aroma is irresistible. The gourmet fillings melt in your mouth.  Bavarian cream, glazed, cake, coconut, and cinnamon sugar donuts are just a few of the favorites. But The Donut Friar has even more…. Read more »

Everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Black Bears

Everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Black Bears

Read through and be looking for special YouTube Video Link Bears in the Smokies Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States where black bears can live in wild, natural surroundings. Bears inhabit all elevations of the park. Though populations are variable, biologists estimate that roughly 1,500 bears live in the park. This equals a population density of approximately two bears per square mile. At one time, the black bear’s range included most of North America except the extreme west coast. However loss of habitat has resulted in a significant reduction… Read more »

Describing Four Areas of the Smoky Mountains for Your Vacation

Describing Four Areas of the Smoky Mountains for Your Vacation

  The Great Smoky Mountains is peaceful, has rivers dressed with rhododendrons on the banks, and vivid autumn colors that begin during October in the higher elevations and sprawl down to the lower elevations as the month blends into November.  Since the park is so diverse and covers such a large area, planning a vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains can be overwhelming and exciting all at the same time.  This blog is designed to make planning easier when visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. THE LOWER ELEVATION OF THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS Twenty-five minutes from the My Bearfoot Cabins you will… Read more »

Four boys with fishing rods go on a fishing trip on the narrow rural road in sunny summer day

Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  2 Entrances to the Smoky Mountains from My Bearfoot Cabins The Smoky Mountains are home to many waterbeds full of fish. There are rivers, creeks, lakes all throughout the National Park and even fishing available within city limits of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, among others. There are two convenient entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from any of the My Bearfoot Cabins. Cades Cove entrance in Townsend is a beautiful, scenic drive through Wears Valley and takes approximately 25 minutes to reach the entrance. Metcalf Bottoms is a beautiful picnic area and home of the Walker Sisters… Read more »