Spring Festivals in Smoky Mountains

There is no better time to visit Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains than the springtime. Newly blooming plants, newly energized animals, and an abundance of sunshine define this season for eastern Tennessee, so it is no wonder the locals feel like celebrating! Plan your visit to include one of these wonderful festivals, and welcome […]

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Gatlinburg: The hidden pancake capital of the south

Breakfast lovers unite! Why would anybody eat anything else? Especially the king of breakfast foods, pancakes? It’s cake! For breakfast! And who knew that Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the Smoky Mountain home for family-friendly and romantic getaways, also boasts tons of pancake houses? If you’re visiting historic Gatlinburg, or nearby Pigeon Forge, there’s a pancake waiting for […]

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5 Things to Know About Fishing in Smoky Mountains

For many Smoky Mountain vacationers, the trip is not complete without a day of fishing.   In fact, for the true angler, it is the only reason to visit the Smokies. Year-round fly fishing is permitted in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  You can start fishing thirty minutes before official sunrise but must finish up […]

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Four Beautiful Faces of the Smoky Mountains

Whether you’re a spring, summer, fall or winter person, the Great Smoky Mountains offer year-round opportunities to tap into your own unique spirit of adventure.  Nature’s wonders abound and no matter when you decided to visit, you’re sure to have a great time. Catch Spring Fever (March – May).  With temperatures ranging from chilly to […]

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3 Best BBQ Places in Smoky Mountains

Barbecue (or is it barbeque?) is loved worldwide, but nowhere more than in the United States.  In fact, before the Civil War, it is estimated that Americans ate about five pounds of cooked pork for every pound of beef.  During the 19th century, when pigs were considered to be a low-maintenance food source, pork barbecue […]

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How Did Cherokee Indian Hunting Grounds Turn into Family-Friendly Resort Town.

Pigeon Forge, located in the eastern portion of Tennessee, is known for its traditional Appalachian crafts, music and folklore. Visitors flock to Pigeon Forge each year to enjoy popular tourist attractions, like Dollywood, unsurpassed shopping and some of the best chalets, vacation condos, and cabins in Smoky Mountains. But long before it was a popular […]

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