Great Smoky Mountains

The Sinks Waterfall in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park: A Scenic Stop You May Have Missed
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The Sinks Waterfall in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park: A Scenic Stop You May Have Missed

The Sinks is located on Little River Road, west of the Sugarlands Visitor Center, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  If you’re taking Little River Gorge Road from Gatlinburg to Townsend or Cades Cove, you’ll drive right over it. Little River Rd is also one of the best scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains, which…

Elkmont Ghost Town: The Former Vacation Town In The Smoky Mountains That You Can Still Visit

Elkmont Ghost Town: The Former Vacation Town In The Smoky Mountains That You Can Still Visit

Hidden within forests of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Elkmont Ghost Town reminds of a bygone era. This former resort community, also known as Daisy Town, offers a glimpse into the area’s recent history. We recently visited it again for some new pictures, and updated info on Elkmont’s fascinating past, how to find it, and…

7 Epic Places to See Sunrise and Sunsets in the Smoky Mountains

7 Epic Places to See Sunrise and Sunsets in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has some of the best natural beauty of anywhere we’ve been. The landscape makes for some beautiful views at dawn and dusk. There are some great places to see spectacular sunrises and sunsets, depending on whether you want to be on top of a mountain or have the mountains…

Smoky Mountain Day Trip Idea #1: Little River Rd, Cades Cove, & Townsend
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Smoky Mountain Day Trip Idea #1: Little River Rd, Cades Cove, & Townsend

Smoky Moutain Day Trip Plan #1 In this new series, we’ll provide ideas and plans for a family-friendly partial or full day of activities. Our first idea is one of our favorites, as it includes some of the best scenery while still having some fun things to do. It’s a pretty full day, and the…

Gatlinburg Skybridge Review: Is It Worth It? Our Honest Review

The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. It’s easy to spot when you’re in Gatlinburg, sitting high above the Parkway. It’s fun (and scary for many!) to walk across, and it’s a great spot for taking photographs. But is it worth the price to go up there? Here’s what we…

Spruce Flat Falls: A Short (But Challenging) Smoky Mountain Waterfall Hike
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Spruce Flat Falls: A Short (But Challenging) Smoky Mountain Waterfall Hike

Looking for a quick new Smoky Mountains hike? We’re not expert hikers, but gave this just under 2-mile hike a try right after some heavy rains in May. Spruce Flat Falls is at the end of a short but challenging hike that starts at the Tremont Institute in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hiking…

You can See Elk in The Smoky Mountains: Here’s Where

You can See Elk in The Smoky Mountains: Here’s Where

You might not know it by driving through Pigeon Forge, but there are Elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They’re only in a few areas, so we recommend taking the drive about an hour southeast from Gatlinburg for the best chance to see them. Best Places and Times for Elk Viewing Oconaluftee Visitor…

LeConte Lodge: The Hotel That Has Supplies Delivered By Llamas
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LeConte Lodge: The Hotel That Has Supplies Delivered By Llamas

This resort is over 6,500 ft elevation, requires at least a 5-mile hike each way to get there, and has supplies hauled in by Llamas. Sounds interesting, right? Other people think so too! This lodge is so popular it sells out for the year (spring to fall), right away when the booking window is opened….