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The Smoky Mountains Benefit Your Health

The Smoky Mountains Benefit Your Health

No matter if it is an outdoor adventure, a historic event or a and local festival, the Great Smoky Mountains is a favorite vacation and adventure destination. There are miles of attractions and peaceful mountain trails with mature forests.  If you want fresh air, low stress  and a lifestyle, even if it short lived to benefit your health, then the Smoky Mountains should be on your bucket list of destinations. A drive to destination for most of the country From the Midwest, the Great Smoky Mountains are only 500 miles and less than a two hour flight, making it an ideal… Read more »

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge History

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge History

  1. William Ogle Visits “The Land of Paradise” William Ogle traveled to the future site of Gatlinburg, TN, a place he called “The Land of Paradise” in 1802.  He was from South Carolina.  He, his wife, Martha Jane, and seven children, has a vision of a bright future.  He cut and hewed logs for a new home. In 1803 he returned to South Carolina, he fell ill and passed away. Martha Jane brought her family to the Smokies in 1807 and finished building the cabin. This historic cabin, the first log home ever built in Gatlinburg, is still standing… Read more »

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 »