National Park – My Bear Foot Cabins

Country Barn Photo Park & Gift Shop

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT The Photo Park The Country Barn Photo Park is a free, vibrant and colorful place, adorned with stunning murals created by talented local artists. Everywhere you look, there are opportunities for the perfect selfie, with bold and striking backdrops that are sure to make any Instagram post stand out. … Read more

Gravel Roads in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Check out this handy guide with the best scenic unpaved roads in the Smokies! Whether you’re just interested in exploring more remote areas of the national park or you want to take your Jeep for an adventure in the mountains, these routes are the perfect way to explore the wilderness … Read more

Rocky Top Tours

(WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT) Now Offering Hiking ShuttlesRocky Top Tours is now offering regular hiking shuttles to Laurel Falls, Alum Cave, the Chimneys, and Newfound Gap trailheads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We also offer shuttles to Rainbow Falls, Trillium Gap, and the Boulevard Trail with a reservation. TRAVEL WITH YOUR … Read more

Redneck Comedy Bus

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Laugh your way through the Smoky Mountains! Ever Wonder? If you qualify to be a hillbilly or a redneck?What’s the difference between Mountain Dew, white lightnin’ and moonshine?Are there movie stars hiding in them there hills?Are mullets and camo still cool? QUICK DETAILSWhat to Bring: Please bring your digital or … Read more

Pearl Harbor Tree in Cades Cove

Finding the Pearl Harbor Tree Finding the Pearl Harbor Tree in Cades Cove can be an exciting challenge. Directions to the Pearl Harbor Tree: The luxury cabins of My Bearfoot Cabins are rustic, genuine log cabins with the modern touch you can rely on. Pat and Don Kirchhoefer, owners618-559-3915pat@mybearfootcabins.comhttps://mybearfootcabins.com

Parking Passes Coming To National Park

WEBSITE LINK: CLICK ON THE BOLD, GREEN PRINT Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a rarity within our country’s national park system. It’s the most visited of them all, and it’s one of the few that doesn’t require an admission fee. That was a stipulation attached to one of the early land donations that helped create … 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 Rides and Hay Rides

Websites: Click on 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 you with … Read more

Cades Cove Hiking

Website link is 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

When is the Best Time to Visit the Smoky Mountains

Website: CLICK On 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: CLICK ON 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

Nantahala Outdoor Center

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Nantahala Outdoor Center Nantahala Outdoor Center has everything you’ll need for an adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Whether you could use a jacket, boots, hats, gloves, or some hiking advice, you’ll find it at NOC. Kids will love exploring the NOC store, which features a swinging rope … Read more

My Bigfoot Adventure Tours

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

Smoky Mountain Fall Hiking

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT WHERE WHERE NOTED ON ARTICLE 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 … 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

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

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

Best Hiking Trails In Elkmont

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT 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 … Read more

Smoky Mountains Legends

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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

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

Hikes with the Best Views

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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

Cades Cove Riding Stables

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Horseback Riding at Cades Cove Riding Stables Cades Cove Riding Stables in Cades Cove, TN offer vacationers to the Smokies some of the most pristine scenery in the entire Great Smokies National Park, while on horseback. The stables in Cades Cove, Tennessee are the only Smoky Mountain riding stables … Read more