Smoky Mountains – My Bear Foot Cabins

SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT DOLLYWOOD

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) It’s no surprise that Dollywood is the top theme park in Tennessee. Families travel from across the country to enjoy the park. But, there is more to the theme park than you might think. It Wasn’t Always Dollywood Dollywood wasn’t always known by that name! The theme park was originally a … Read more

Anakeesta

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg is Anakeesta. There is a zip line adventure, gem mining, roller coaster, treehouses, garden walks and a splash pad. Enjoy wonderful spots for selfies, viewing the scenery, watching downtown Gatlinburg. What could be better than southern foods with a view? Ziplines The Dueling Zipline … Read more

How To Avoid Crowds in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD 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 experience, … Read more

Gatlinburg’s Space Needle

(WEBSITE LINK IS IN BOLD 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

Picnic Areas in the Great Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) When visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, one of the best activities to do as a family, couple, or with friends is to have a picnic. After you eat, you can explore different parts of the national park. CADES COVE One of the most popular picnic areas is Cades Cove. The picnic … Read more

December Activities

December is truly a beautiful time of year to visit Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. Cool weather, Christmas lights, and special events to make something your family will remember for a lifetime. The Smoky Mountains at Christmas is one of the best Christmas destinations in the nation. Beautiful Winter Weather Chilly weather is ideal … Read more

Free Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD 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 broad … Read more

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is noted for its wealth of arts and crafts, and its many artists and craftspeople, with one of the largest communities of independent artisans in the country. Nowhere is this more visible than along the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail – an 8-mile scenic drive on the outskirts of Gatlinburg that contains a … Read more

Safely Avoiding Bears in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD 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 can … Read more

January and February, Things to do

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) Just because January and February are off season and the winter season, doesn’t mean that they aren’t without fun and exciting activities and things for visitors to enjoy in the Smokies. There are so many fun things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in February! Start planning your family’s … Read more

Best Motorcycle Rides in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) Spring and Summer is for bikers, and that means it’s time to get that ride out of the garage and on the road. Across Tennessee and North Carolina in the Smokies are rides including Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway and Cherohala Skyway. Your can stay in a cabin … Read more

Best Candy Shops in Gatlinburg

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD 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 your … Read more

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD 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

Where Do Locals Eat in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD 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

SkyBridge and SkyDeck at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park has added more attractions that will make you want to ride this Gatlinburg tradition! In addition to the SkyLift, visitors can walk across the Gatlinburg SkyBridge and relax on the SkyDeck. After riding to the top on the Gatlinburg SkyLift, you will exit onto the SkyDeck to … 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

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

Top Spas in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

(LINKS TO VENUES ARE IN BOLD PRINT) If your Smoky Mountain vacation goal is to feel relaxed, there are some spas in Gatlinburg you will want to partake! The environment and unique scenery of the Smokies can instantly relieve stress, but a massage or foot soak will certainly add to your enjoyment and experience! Fox … 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 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 … Read more

Where to Pop the Question

(LINKS TO VENUES ARE IN BOLD PRINT) Planning to propose but not sure where or how? Let the natural romance of the Great Smoky Mountains be your guide. What you’ll find in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the perfect atmosphere, background and environment. From the mountaintops to a waterfall to a favorite attraction, check out the … 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