This autumn weather is the perfect time for getting outside. Grab the kids, pack a lunch and head to the great outdoors and take a hike! Here are 8 family hikes in the Southeast that you and the kids will love…
Pigeon Forge just won the Grand Pinnacle Award for best festival…in the world! But Wilderness Wildlife Week is not the only cool family-friendly event happening in this little Smoky Mountain community…
I’d been hunting for bears for years, but it wasn’t until we explored Cades Cove, the hidden valley in the Smoky Mountains, that I saw my dream fulfilled- well, sort of. This is a bear tale of epic fail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
In the Smoky Mountains, Cades Cove receives all the accolades, the adoration, and an endless stream of admirers- sometimes so endless that it can take hours to drive the famous Great Smoky Mountain National Park motor trail. But over hills from the popular Cades Cove lays a lesser known scenic drive- you won’t see the swathes of open fields fit for cattle-grazing that Cades Cove is famous for, but you may spot a bear or two- or even a llama on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures, Pigeon Forge’s newest dinner show offers mouthwatering cuisine, foot-stomping musical scores, and gravity-defying acrobatic talent.
The fires are over and we returned to the Smokies to view the aftermath, from Pigeon Forge to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park- here’s what we discovered.
We descended 20 million years through time into the heart of the Smoky Mountains at Townsend’s Tuckaleechee Caverns. One of only two places left in this region of Tennessee that visitors can still explore. Tunnels and passages led past grottos, stalagmites, stalactites and the tallest subterranean waterfall in the Eastern United States.
Our rubber rafts hit the rapids- churning through the Class III Vegamatic, rocking the Class IV Double Reactionary and surfing the Super Glue. It was a hot summer’s day in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and we were whitewater rafting on the Big Pigeon River.
Summer is here and the river beckons! All you need for a good float is a river with a current & something to float on, right? Here’s everything you need to know for your next tubing trip, so get your inner Tom Sawyer on and check out these river tubing adventures near you!
Many visitors use the nearby Pigeon Forge, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, just 9.5 miles from National Park entrance, as a base from which to launch their Great Smoky Mountains explorations. This Tennessee town may be small, but it offers big family fun. Here 8 top family fun adventures you can try in Pigeon Forge.