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Gravel Roads in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN 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 … 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

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

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 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

Smoky Mountain Fall Activities

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT 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! A Beautiful Fall Hike As cooler temperatures arrive, the Smoky Mountains display a stunning array of … 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

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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

The Amazing Great Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Great Smoky Mountains National Park stretches across more than 800 square miles of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The park is home to amazing wildlife, breathtaking views all year long and some of the oldest mountains in the world. The park welcomed a record 12,547,743 visitors in 2019, which is … Read more

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 … Read more

Describing Four Areas of the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains is peaceful, has rivers dressed with rhododendrons on the banks, and vivid autumn colors that begin during October in the higher elevations and sprawl down to the lower elevations as the month blends into November.  Since the park is so diverse and covers such a large area, planning a vacation to … Read more