Great Smoky Mountains – My Bear Foot Cabins

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

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

SANDWICH AND BURGER SHOPS IN GATLINBURG, PIGEON FORGE & SEVIERVILLE

WEBSITE LINKS TO RESTAURANTS ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT Going out for lunch is one of the simple pleasures of being on vacation. The Smoky Mountains are home to a number of restaurants where you can enjoy subs and sides. Parton’s Deli Parton’s Deli has been a fixture of the Gatlinburg Parkway since 1974. This sandwich … Read more

How To Avoid Crowds in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT How To Avoid Crowds in Pigeon Forge  Though the Smoky Mountains is one of the most popular and vibrant destinations in the southeast, there are easy ways to get away from crowds in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies during your vacation. To enjoy a peaceful and authentic Smoky Mountain … Read more

Gatlinburg’s Space Needle

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by two elevators with a capacity of 20 people. Ride the glass elevator over 400 feet and step out to a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Smokies are best known as the home of … Read more

Best Candy Shops in Gatlinburg

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT I would venture to say you have a favorite candy shop from your child. The bright colors, the rush of sugar, the crazy names and recipes. If you haven’t been to candy shop, (because they mostly don’t exist any longer) there are plenty of old-fashioned candy kitchens to whet … Read more

Where Do Locals Eat in the Smoky Mountains

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT The Smoky Mountains are known for a lot of amazing things like beautiful views, breathtaking nature experiences, and unforgettable attractions. The Smoky Mountains are one of the most unique destinations in the world. One of the area’s best qualities, though, is its vast options of cuisine and food choices. … 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

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

Ober Mountain ~ So Much To Do ~ Year Round

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Ober Mountain in Gatlinburg, TN offers year round fun and excitement for the entire family.  The beauty is an added plus, and you can do all activities and adventures at one location.                                   … 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

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

GATLINBURG MUSEUMS

LINKS TO VENUES ARE FOUND IN BOLD, GREEN LETTERS Looking for something out of the ordinary to add additional excitement to your Smoky Mountain vacation? Look no further than museums in Gatlinburg. You’ll find amazing and quirky museums that offer everything from one-of-a-kind collection to Hollywood connections. From the amazing to the obscure, it’s a … Read more

Smoky Mountain Antique Shopping

WEBSITE LINKS: CLICK ON BOLD, GREEN PRINT Smoky Mountain Antiques WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR TREASURES? What better place to hunt for unique treasures than the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. You will be surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Here is an alphabetical list of some ‘Pickin’ Places’ in the Smokies … Read more