With diverse forests, babbling brooks and unforgettable scenic mountain views, Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers plenty of spots for a picnic. Learn about some of our favorite spots to open up your basket and spend some quality time with your loved ones in the great outdoors.
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In case you want to dine out on Christmas Day, a number of local restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have you covered.
The holiday spirit is alive and well in the Great Smoky Mountains! Here is your guide to some of the best events taking place this year in the region, including a variety of outdoor events so that you and your family can stay safe and still enjoy the magic of the season.
Which restaurants will be open in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville on Thanksgiving Day, 2020? The good news is that more than 50 restaurants plan to open on Thanksgiving Day, and several are offering a special Thanksgiving menu.
With Thanksgiving almost here, this becomes the crucial question as even some of those visitors who are here on family gatherings for the celebration may choose not to cook a meal in their fully equipped cabin in the Smokies, and instead choose to visit a restaurant.
The weather is cooler and the nights are longer, but the holiday seasons brings a special kind of energy to the Smoky Mountains, and there is much to see and do with your entire family. Check out some of the holiday highlights happening throughout the area, and start planning your festive Smoky Mountains vacation today!
There are countless ways to get out in the fall colors of the Smoky Mountains without taking a strenuous hike. Quite apart from the Scenic Drives and Overlooks accessible by car, there are many Easy Walks and outdoor adventures where you don’t have to break a sweat, and here are some of the best.
Where are the best places to see the Fall Colors of the Smoky Mountains? Here’s our guide to some of the best ways, places and times to see the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
The leaves start turning first at the highest elevations and work their way down the mountain slopes to the lower lands as the season progresses, all told over about a 7-week period. For a more detailed sequence and to get the latest color reports, see our guide to Fall Colors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Here are some of the best ways to get out among the fall colors of the Smoky Mountains, with scenic drives and places to observe the colors working their way down the mountain to the lower elevations, here in October, 2020.
Tennessee is a fishing paradise, and Gatlinburg is no exception. Here are answers to common questions about what fish and fishing can be found in Gatlinburg.
If you’ve never experienced the beauty of the fall colors over the rolling peaks of the Smoky Mountains, then you are in for a one-of-a-kind experience. It will soon be that time of year again when the Smoky Mountains around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge start to come alive with fall color. A hundred species of trees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding area go through their seasonal changes, and with the layered mountains and foothills of the Smokies, it makes for phenomenal scenery.