Summer is here! Now what?! Pack your bags and head to the mountains! Here’s a list of the top summer family adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains. From whitewater rafting to majestic mountain skyline views, family hikes to fum family dinners. Go ahead, make this summer a family time to remember!
Summer in the Smokies
7 Cool Things You Should Know About the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
It’s National Park Week! Time to celebrate our beautiful lands- but you don’t have to wait for a free-admission day to enjoy The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Check out these 7 cool little-known facts about America’s most visited national park.
Roaring Fork: The Smoky Mountains Lesser Known Scenic Motor Trail
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.
Defying Gravity at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures, Pigeon Forge’s newest dinner show offers mouthwatering cuisine, foot-stomping musical scores, and gravity-defying acrobatic talent.
Returning to the Smokies: After the Fire
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.
Beneath the Smokies at Tuckaleechee Caverns
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.