National Park – Page 2 – My Bear Foot Cabins

The Amazing Great Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD 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 LINKS ARE IN BOLD 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

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD 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

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD 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

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 that do require a few miles … Read more

The Best Adventures in The Smoky Mountains TN

(LINKS TO VENUES ARE IN 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 … 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

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 Sugarlands Visitor Center fireflies) in the … Read more

Llama Hiking in the Smoky Mountains

(LINK TO THE VENUE IS IN 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 … 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

2 Entrances to the Smoky Mountains from My Bearfoot CabinsThe Smoky Mountains are home to many waterbeds full of fish. There are rivers, creeks, lakes all throughout the National Park and even fishing available within city limits of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, among others. There are two convenient entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National … 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