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ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

If you’re craving Italian, there are plenty of places for you to try. From pizza and pasta to calzones and strombolis, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some Italian restaurants in the Smoky Mountains that you are sure to love. Taste of Italy Taste of Italy is for you if you want authentic Italian … Read more ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Smoky Mountains Legends

Supernatural tales and myths. The Smoky Mountains are full of them. Smoky Mountains Gold Mine Here’s the story of Perry Shults and the lost Smoky Mountains gold mine. Somewhere in upper Greenbrier Cove near Webb Creek during the time of the Civil War, Shults discovered a shallow streak of pure gold on the ground. In … Read more Smoky Mountains Legends

Halloween Events and Activities

At Halloween, we can all look forward to spooky thrills, trips to pumpkin patches, and the beautiful sight of the leaves changing their color. The Smoky Mountains are a spectacular place to spend the fall season and Halloween. Pigeon Forge Community Center Halloween Party This family-friendly Halloween party at the Pigeon Forge Community center is … Read more Halloween Events and Activities

GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

The towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge both have interesting histories. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge To be in a Different State From around 1784 to 1788, eight counties that would one day be part of East Tennessee formed their own independent territory called Franklin. This small area applied to be the 14th state in the … Read more GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

Hikes with the Best Views

Andrews Bald Andrews Bald has an elevation of 5,920 feet, making it the highest grassy bald in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The mountain is one of two grassy balds maintained in the range by the park service. The other is Gregory Bald, in the western Smokies. The hike is about 3.6 miles roundtrip. … Read more Hikes with the Best Views

Picnic Areas in the Great Smoky Mountains

When visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, one of the best activities to do as a family, couple, or with friends is to have a picnic. After you eat, you can explore different parts of the national park. CADES COVE One of the most popular picnic areas is Cades Cove. The picnic area is located on the left … Read more Picnic Areas in the Great Smoky Mountains

December Activities

December is truly a beautiful time of year to visit Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. Cool weather, Christmas lights, and special events to make something your family will remember for a lifetime. The Smoky Mountains at Christmas is one of the best Christmas destinations in the nation. Beautiful Winter Weather Chilly weather is ideal … Read more December Activities

Free Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains

Everyone likes to go on vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Fortunately, there are plenty of free things to do in the Smoky Mountains that are both fun and exciting. You will be able to go back home with memorable experiences. Things to Do in Pigeon Forge The Smoky Mountains includes a broad area that covers multiple towns. … Read more Free Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Fall Activities

See A Smoky Mountain Fall Festival This gorgeous time of year offers fall events in the Great Smoky Mountains. Here are just a few of fall festivals you can enjoy in the Smokies! Dollywood Harvest Festival – In October, Dollywood is decorated to celebrate harvest time. You can enjoy gospel music shows and see live craft … Read more Smoky Mountain Fall Activities

Best Hiking Trails in Tremont

Tremont is a region of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that’s only a short drive from Gatlinburg, TN. Tremont is not the most popular or well-known area of the national park, so you can explore the treasures of Tremont without having to deal with the crowds. Tremont is a beautiful region of the park … Read more Best Hiking Trails in Tremont

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is noted for its wealth of arts and crafts, and its many artists and craftspeople, with one of the largest communities of independent artisans in the country. Nowhere is this more visible than along the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail – an 8-mile scenic drive on the outskirts of Gatlinburg that contains a … Read more Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail

Safely Avoiding Bears in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountain area is one of the few places in the United States where wild black bears can be found living in their natural habitat. While this certainly adds to the appeal of those who want to observe these animals from a safe distance in the wild, it can also be dangerous for those … Read more Safely Avoiding Bears in the Smoky Mountains