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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

Free Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT) 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 … 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

Safely Avoiding Bears in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … 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

Fall Foliage in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT There is nothing like fall in the Smoky Mountains! The Smokies offer some of the most spectacular fall colors you’ll ever see. This is a guide to everything you need to know about the fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains. The Best Time to See the Fall Foliage in … Read more

Scenic Drives In The Smoky Mountains TN

WEBSITES. CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PIRNT The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was created in 1934. The park was created for the natural beauty, the flowing waterfalls, and to conserve natural resources. During this period, the automobile was becoming more affordable.  Therefore, the Smokies were created with auto touring in mind. 88% of Great Smoky … Read more

Swimming Holes in the Smoky Mountains

When summer temperatures rise on your Smoky Mountain vacation, an you’re wanting to find a place to hop in some water you are in the right place.  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more than 2,100 miles of flowing water! With this much wate, there many places to go.  Grab your sunglasses and swimsuit, … Read more

Smoky Mountain Secret Spots

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country, with over 11.4 million annual visitors. This is as many visitors as Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon combined!  A popular national park can sometimes mean big crowds during busy times of year. If you’re … Read more

Waterfalls Make Your Smoky Mountain Vacation Memorable

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT Smoky Mountain Waterfalls are some of the most spectacular in the South. There are waterfalls ranging from 25 feet to 180 feet! The waterfalls featured here are ideal for those who are more interested in the waterfall itself, than a hike to see it. However, there are some waterfalls featured … Read more

The Best Adventures in The Smoky Mountains TN

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Tennessee is known for great people, great food, music, and beautiful landscapes. There’s also hidden gem that might escape your list of things to do if you’re coming for a visit – the Great Smoky Mountains. Tennessee has beautiful, mighty mountains deep within its territory. They may not be … Read more

Where to See Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

Wondering where to see bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Of all of the beautiful wildlife of the Smoky Mountains, the American Black Bear ( Ursus americanus ) is one of the largest and most impressive species you can see in the national park. Better yet, bears are plentiful in the Smokies and live in … Read more

Synchronous Elkmont Fireflies Event in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD BLUE PRINT Fireflies, or lightning bugs, can be found in many parts of the United States, but the Great Smoky Mountains is where thousands of visitors year after year flock to see the Elkmont fireflies.  Every year, in late May and early June, the Elkmont fireflies (sometimes also referenced to as … Read more

Llama Hiking in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD PRNT So, hiking with llamas, you say? Not the most common thing you would expect to do, however, until you try it, you won’t be let down! Imagine yourself, on a trail among tall trees in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. At your side is a fluffy, unique animal that you probably have … Read more

First Time Visitor Activities to the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD PRINT The Smoky Mountains have everything you need for a dream vacation including world class theme parks and breathtaking views. The activities are endless in the area.  It can be hard fitting it all into one trip. To assist you having an amazing first trip,  these 6 must do venues in … 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

The Most Popular Hiking Trail in the Smokies

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT   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 … Read more

Everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Black Bears

  Bears in the Smokies Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States where black bears can live in wild, natural surroundings. Bears inhabit all elevations of the park. Though populations are variable, biologists estimate that roughly 1,500 bears live in the park. This equals 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

Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

WEBSITE LINKS: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN AND ORANGE PRINT   There are over 67 species of fish in the Smoky Mountains, including: Brook Silverside White Sucker River Redhorse Rock Bass Warmouth Bluegill White and Black Crappie Gizzard Shad Flame Chub Fathead Minnow Fantail Darter Walleye Mountain Brook Lamprey Recommended Fishing Spots Douglas Lake (Dandridge TN) … Read more

Activities to do with your Children in Eastern TN Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD, BLUE AND GREEN PRINT “Hey Mom, Hey Dad What’s Next”?Your kids will love the Smoky Mountains     Feed the Bears at Three Bears General Store2861 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN   37863800-867-2272               Kids Country at The Track: Kiddie rides/go-karts2575 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN  37863865-453-4777       … Read more

Winter Activities in the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg Trolley – Be Wowed by Winterfest Holiday Lights The trolley route departs the Mass Transit Center at Light 5 for a 45 minute ride throughout Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic displays 3 times nightly from November 22 through December (excluding Thanksgiving, the first Friday in December, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s … Read more