Winter Activities – My Bear Foot Cabins

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

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

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

UNIQUE PLACES TO EAT IN SEVIERVILLE/PIGEON FORGE/GATLINBURG TN (Gluten free & Vegan also)

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Are you looking for restaurants you won’t find anywhere else with delicious food? There are a unique places to eat in Sevierville TN! This town may be slightly less popular than Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, but you’ll find restaurants with food that can’t be beat. Thai Basil If you … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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