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The Most Popular Hiking Trail in the Smokies

The Most Popular Hiking Trail in the Smokies

If you have limited time to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you need to cut to the chase and discover the best hiking trail. There are over 850 miles of hiking trails and over 80 hiking routes.   It can be difficult to research to find the ultimate hike.  So here it is, the Alum Cave Trail to Mt. LeConte. The Alum Cave Trail is a 5.5-mile hiking trail located a short drive from Gatlinburg. This popular trail takes hikers from Newfound Gap Road to LeConte Lodge near the summit of Mt. LeConte, the 3rd tallest peak in… Read more »

Navigating during Pigeon Forge Rod Run

Navigating during Pigeon Forge Rod Run

  Rod Run is exhilarating and buzzing with activity. With hundreds of classic cars lining the parkway and LeConte Center, it’s a car-lover’s dream come true.  With the influx of people, getting around town can be a bit trying at times.  Here are some pointers that will help you. 1. Free Parking During Rod Run You can park FREE at the Pigeon Forge Municipal Parking Lot (2936 Teaster Lane).   You can walk to the LeConte Center from this lot and see Rod Run cars.  Pigeon Forge’s 1500-space Municipal Parking facility is the first “green” parking facility in Tennessee. Save… Read more »

Parking Your Vehicle at My Bearfoot Cabins

Parking Your Vehicle at My Bearfoot Cabins

Where Do I Park? How Do I Park? Let’s Look at the Cabin where you are Staying Covered Bridge Resort has overflow parking on either side of the main entrance.  Trailers of any kind are NOT ALLOWED in the resort as per resort management.  If you have a trailer, the management has arranged for offsite storage about 5 minutes from the resort at Pigeon Forge Storage, 324 Wears Valley Road, 865-428-5749.  Please call Troy prior to taking your trailer to make arrangements.  If that facility is full, or if you trailer is too large, please contact me, and I will give you… Read more »

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 »