There’s a lot about Summer 2017 you already know right now. You know this weekend is Memorial Day. You know June is the functional start of Summer in the Smokies. You know school will be out soon and that you and your family all dyin’ to get in some Smoky Mountain fun the first chance…

No words can fully describe the beauty of Cades Cove without going there to see and experience it yourself. Cades Cove is the crown jewel of the Smoky Mountains in terms of historical relevance and pleasance and no trip to East Tennessee is complete without visiting it. The trip on a one-way, 11-mile loop road…

Townsend has been known as the peaceful side of the Smokies for many years, a reputation well earned, but this does not mean there is nothing to see or do in Townsend. Here are just a few things you can enjoy within easy driving distance to Townsend. * Cades Cove * Cades Cove is a…

Smoky Mountain Winterfest is a magical celebration that begins in late fall and extends all the way out to nearly the starting of March! Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville team together with local business like Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium and many other businesses to bring you the most festive Christmas and Winter season lighting displays in…

Before Dollywood, the most affluental and famous amusement park in the Smoky Mountains was, and in many ways still is, Ober Gatlinburg overlooking the city it’s named after. And while Dollywood exploded in size and popularity, Ober Gatlinburg has maintained its own fanbase and is consistently busy during the tourism seasons while maintaining the high…

To call Gatlinburg’s Ripley’s Aquarium a must-see attraction barely does the reality of it justice. The fact of the matter is that Ripley’s Aquarium is a literal hub of attraction and activity in the downtown area and anyone who has been to or even viewed pictures of it online can see why. Since opening in…

Sure, there’s a good chance you’ve driven hundreds or thousands of miles to get to the Smoky Mountains and relax, but before you consider leaving the driver’s seat for the duration of the vacation, you should check out what kind of fantastic Smoky Mountain adventures you can have with a jeep rental from Smoky Mountain…

Once upon a time at Friendly Falls there was a troll named Tobie. He had a magic kitchen where kind words and ordinary river rocks were baked in his magic oven and turned into beautiful gemstones. One day a magic gnome named Gnorbert came to the Falls. He and Tobie knew that despite their differences,…

70 miles of the trail pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Within the Park’s borders, the trail crosses from Davenport Gap near Big Creek on the east to Fontana Dam, N.C. on the southwest, reaching a halfway point at Newfound Gap. It passes near or over several of the highest peaks in the…