National Park – My Bear Foot Cabins

Hiking to the House of the Fairies

History of the Fairy House A man named Louis E. Voorheis bought and developed land from 1928 to 1944. He owned 38 acres of land in what is known as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Voorheis wanted this area to be a mountain retreat to get away from crowds of people. Voorheis enjoyed experimenting with … Read more

Snow in the Smoky Mountains

Snow is in the forecast for my trip – what should I do? You never go out without checking the weather.  Seeing snow in the forecast for your vacation isn’t a reason to cancel a trip to the Smoky Mountains.  While every season is beautiful here, seeing the mountains blanketed in a fluffy snow is … Read more

Carriage Ride and Hay Ride in Cades Cove

(Website site links are in bold, green print) GUIDED CARRIAGE RIDES Looking for an adventure for the entire family or a romantic ride with your sweetie? Sit back and relax in your very own horse-drawn carriage as your guide leads you through the idyllic winding forest trails of Cades Cove. Knowledgeable carriage drivers will entertain … Read more

Cades Cove Hiking

(Website links are in bold, green print) Cades Cove is a favorite destination for many people visiting the Smokies with its broad, lush, green valley surround by mountains, including history and wildlife. Many choose to drive, walk or bike the 11-mile, one-way loop road that circles the cove. But there are also hiking trails. Along the … Read more

Kid Friendly Hiking 

Whether your kids are young and need an easier trail, or older children wanting adventure, every family can find the right trail. LAUREL FALLS TRAILThis popular trail leads you to 80-foot-high Laurel Falls, a beautiful reward for the 2.4-mile round trip. The trail is paved, with a gradual incline to get young legs working but … Read more

Sunsets in the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee is the place to be for sunsets. Newfound Gap Parking Area Newfound Gap is the lowest point see a sunset in the Smoky Mountains. It’s unique as the sun goes down through the hills and trees. Cliff Top at Mt. Le ConteMt. Le Conte is a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park … Read more

Great Smoky Mountains Museum

WEBSITE LINK TO THE MUSEUM IS IN BOLD GREEN PRINT Have you ever wondered what life for the early settlers of the Smokies was like? Find out for yourself at The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. With fascinating exhibits and a reconstructed mountain village, this Smoky Mountain museum offers one of the most informative attractions in … Read more

When is the Best Time to Visit the Smoky Mountains

(Website links in bold, green print) If you love snow-covered mountains and Christmas lights, this is the perfect time for you to visit the Smokies. From snowy winter hikes to skiing at Ober Gatlinburg to sipping hot chocolate by your My Bearfoot Cabin’s fireplace, there’s a lot to love about the Smoky Mountains in the … Read more

Tours by Stella … Hiking Tours in the Great Smoky Mountains

(LINKS FOR STELLA ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Contact Stella to reserve a tour: Call or Text: (845) 216.9529Email: Info@Toursbystella.comOr FB PM: https://www.facebook.com/ToursByStellaWebsite: https://smokymountainhikes.com Be sure to include the date for your desired reservation and the number of people in your group. Tour Prices:2.5 hours – $38 per person + tax3.5 hours – $48 per … Read more

My Bigfoot Adventure Tours

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) My Bigfoot Adventures offers a comprehensive, personable, and safe guided motor or hiking experience. For all tours, you will be picked up and dropped off wherever you are staying. Hiking Tours My Bigfoot Adventures makes the hike work for you: your pace, your interests, your needs. We add local knowledge … Read more

Smoky Mountain Fall Hiking

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT WHEN AVAILABLE) If you’ve never beheld the truly awesome sight of the Smoky Mountain Fall Hiking, the Autumn color change is breathtaking. Climb to the top of any trail, ridge or any height where you can see the Appalachians stretched out, and you will see sights that people from … Read more

Quiet Walkways in the Smoky Mountains National park

The Quiet Walkways of Great Smoky Mountains National Park are short and relatively easy trails that lead directly from the road into areas of nature. Some are easy for the non-hiker. Each trail is unique and are located throughout the park. The Quiet Walkways are a way to see the natural beauty of Great Smoky … Read more

The Riverwalk Greenway

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) Riverwalk Greenway is a paved trail in Pigeon Forge. The trail starts at Patriot Park, goes to The Island and further. There are benches, bathrooms and water fountains along the trail. Walkers, runners, baby strollers, bikes, and pets on a leash use this trail. It is open 24 hours and … Read more

ATV, UTV and Jeep Tours in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) Turn up the excitement and discover riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) in the Smoky Mountains. Ride through streams, rock formations, and steep mountain ridges for an outdoor adventure you won’t forget. Bluff Mountain AdventuresCome and drive one of our ATVs or UTVs on the bluff. Bluff Mountain Adventures offers guided … Read more

Smoky Mountain Bike Trails

Cycling in the Smoky Mountains While there aren’t mountain bike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, most of the roads within the park are too steep and too dangerous for most cyclists. However, if you want a challenge, you can find exceptional road and mountain bike routes around the Smoky Mountains. Many of … Read more

Wildflower Hikes

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) There are wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains you can see throughout the year, but the spring and summer are prime times of the year to see them. They come in every color, and you’ll see them along trails and when the trees bloom. Cades Cove Cades Cove is probably the top … Read more

Best Hiking Trails In Elkmont

Elkmont Campground one of the most scenic spots in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area has historic structures. It’s the perfect way to explore this logging camp and resort community. Little River Trail Highlights: Historic Structures, Wild Flowers, River Views The 5 mile Little River Trail is an easy hike that climbs steadily into the … Read more

Smoky Mountains Legends

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Hikes with the Best Views

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Picnic Areas in the Great Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

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

Safely Avoiding Bears in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Best Motorcycle Rides in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) Spring and Summer is for bikers, and that means it’s time to get that ride out of the garage and on the road. Across Tennessee and North Carolina in the Smokies are rides including Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway and Cherohala Skyway. Your can stay in a cabin … Read more

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) While many visitors to the Smoky Mountains know about Cades Cove loop, there’s another motor nature trail that’s worth exploring, the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This beautiful trail is located just minutes from Gatlinburg! Plus, it’s full of history and exciting sights to see! About the Trail To … Read more

Historical Places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is ideal for history buffs! There are historical landmarks throughout the park. To help make the most of your next vacation, here’s the top 6 historical places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Walker Sisters Place The Walker Sisters Place is a log cabin … Read more