Smoky Mountains Things To Do

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…

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….

5 Towns In The Smoky Mountains That Should Be On Your List To Visit

5 Towns In The Smoky Mountains That Should Be On Your List To Visit

The towns around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have a mix of outdoor adventure and small-town charm. And, in some places, an overwhelming amount of tourist attractions! Some people want the authentic Smoky Mountain experience, and others want plenty of things to do. Pick the town that matches how you like to travel. We’ve…

The Lottery To See Synchronous Fireflies in the Smoky Mountains
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The Lottery To See Synchronous Fireflies in the Smoky Mountains

The synchronous fireflies are an amazing natural spectacle, lighting up the Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year. The fireflies are so popular now that the National Parks Service has a lottery reservation system to see them. The 2024 Firefly Season Update: The 2024 season for the lottery has closed (we didn’t get one!) Elkmont…

5 Lesser Known Smoky Mountain Spots Loved by Locals
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5 Lesser Known Smoky Mountain Spots Loved by Locals

The Smoky Mountains’ half-million acres extend beyond the best-known attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. While millions visit for the iconic views, there are some spots not everyone knows about. Here are five places that may not be on your list. 1. The Sinks The Sinks is a waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountains National…

5 Former Towns and Attractions In The Smoky Mountains That Still Exist

5 Former Towns and Attractions In The Smoky Mountains That Still Exist

The Smoky Mountains are home to natural beauty and a lot of history, including some former towns that have been preserved and still remain. Here are five places you should try to visit, three of which are open to the public. Elkmont‘s Daisy Town / Elkmont Ghost Town Elkmont was once a booming logging camp…