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Easy Hikes In The Smoky Mountains

May 5, 2020 Post

Hiking is a fun activity for any visitor to the Smokies, regardless of experience level. If you're brand new to exploring the National Park or you are looking for a quick and easy ...

Test Your Knowledge Of The Smoky Mountains

March 27, 2020 Post

How well do you know our Smoky Mountain home? Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a frequent guest, test your knowledge on all things Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains with...

Riding the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

September 16, 2019 Post

Take a trip back to nature and back in time along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This 5.5 mile drive around a one-way loop lets you take in some of the best scenery and histo...

Top Places To Watch The Sunrise In The Smoky Mountains

September 3, 2019 Post

There is nothing quite like watching the sun come over the Smoky Mountains bright and early in the morning. If seeing a Smoky Mountain sunrise is on your bucket list, there are ple...

8 Ways To See The Smokies From Above

June 20, 2019 Post

Along the Tennessee/North Carolina border stretching from the Pigeon River to the Little Tennessee River you’ll find the Smoky Mountains, cloaked in blue-green spruce fir trees a...

Smoky Mountains Camping: Types Of Pigeon Forge Campgrounds

May 14, 2019 Post

Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge campgrounds come in many forms. With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park serving as the city’s backyard, you’ll find tons of opportunities...

Top Places to See Bears in the Smoky Mountains

March 16, 2019 Post

As the weather warms up and wildflowers begin to peek their heads out, we aren’t the only ones who are starting to make our way outdoors. Our friends the black bears will also be...

Best Views in Gatlinburg & the Smoky Mountains (That You Can Drive To)

August 6, 2018 Post

There's just something about a special view of the mountains. The endless expanse, dense green forests and blue peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains are certainly a sight to behold. ...

Top Picnic Areas In The Smokies

April 16, 2018 Post

A picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains is one of life’s greatest pleasures. You’ll experience nature, tranquility and delicious food in new ways. Here are 5 picnic areas in the ...

Are Dogs Allowed in the National Park?

April 10, 2018 Post

You'll find tons of pet friendly lodging in Pigeon Forge as people love to travel with their dogs. But are dogs allowed in the Smokies? The simple answer is yes, but only in design...

CCC Camps: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Smokies

August 6, 2017 Page

In 1933 President Roosevelt started the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, to try and solve two problems: reforestation of the nation’s timber resources, and unemployment durin...

All About the Bears in the Smoky Mountains

July 14, 2016 Post

Black bears are some of the Smoky Mountains' favorite residents. These beautiful creatures inhabit all areas of the park, and you will often see them in more trafficked areas. The ...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Free to Explore

October 1, 2015 Post

Wake up and breathe the crisp mountain air, sip your coffee on the deck Pigeon Forge cabin rental with mountain views and keep an eye on the wilderness – you might just see a dee...

Rockefeller Monument

August 6, 2015 Page

On September 2, 1940 President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the people, commemorating this dedication with a monument honoring the Rockef...

Newfound Gap

August 6, 2015 Page

Newfound Gap is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With an elevation of 5,046 feet, it was measured by Arnold Henry Guyot in 1872. Guyot used...

Mt. LeConte: The Gatlinburg Massif

August 6, 2015 Page

At 6,593 feet, Mt LeConte is the third highest peak in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, behind only Clingmans Dome and Mount Guyot. It is however, from top to bottom, the t...

Foothills Parkway

August 6, 2015 Page

The Foothills Parkway has been under construction since 1944, but has been stalled numerous times for funding, making it the oldest unfinished highway project in Tennessee. The lat...

Elkmont, TN: History & Information

August 6, 2015 Page

Elkmont, TN is an area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just above the Little River Valley in Sevier County. It was a pioneer Appalachian community in the early 1900s bef...

Clingmans Dome

August 6, 2015 Page

At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s highest point. Located along the state-line ridge, it is half in North Carolina and half in Tennessee. It i...

The Appalachian Trail

August 6, 2015 Page

The Appalachain Trail stretches over 2,000 miles from Maine to Georgia. It was first proposed by Benton MacKaye in 1921 as an effort to connect various parks nationally. The 2,175 ...