We have put together the ultimate guide for you and your family to explore the Smoky Mountains. There is no better place on earth to get away take in nature and relax. Planning a last minute getaway of an extended trip? This list has something fun for everyone in the family.
Explore Cades Cove Loop
Cades Cove is easily one of the most popular destinations in the Smoky Mountains. Trails for hiking and open for bikes, you will see nature in a whole new way. Bikers are allowed in without other traffic on specified days.
Popular with millions of tourists and locals, the loop is a great place to see wildlife in a wonderful setting.
Make sure to check out some of the trains and waterfalls as well. They are well worth the hike.
Visit Dollywood Amusement Park
If you haven’t made the trip to Dollywood add it to your list. The views from rides like Wild Eagle, Tennessee Tornado, and Lightning Rod are amazing.
Take a ride on the Dollywood Express. Get on the Dollywood Express and enjoy a 5 mile ride through the Great Smoky Mountain foothills. Bring your camera and take lots of photos! The landscape is beautiful.
Explore The Gatlinburg Strip
So many options and things to do on the Gatlinburg strip. Many restaurants, distilleries for those looking for some moonshine and tons of shops. There is an aquarium and crafts and entertainment on every block. Check out the Donut Friar for the best donuts you will ever eat. Seriously!
Explore Townsend Tennesse
Do You like Trains? Make sure to visit The Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum. Located in Townsend Tennessee across from The Highland Manor Inn. It is the place to go for some great railroad history. The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company is a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. Take pics on the train, walk the grounds and visit the gift shop. Always a great day.
The Highland Manor Inn located in Townsend Tennessee is the place to stay while you explore the Smoky Mountains. Clean comfortable rooms and a hospitable staff for all your needs. The hotel is minutes from the Smoky Mountain entrance and close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Enjoy the peace and quiet without the crowds. Check out the specials on the website and make sure to call them to save.
We know you are excited to get out and explore the Smoky Mountains. Be safe enjoy the wonders of nature and remember to respect the animals that call the Smokies home. Thank You Joe Leonne Photography for the wonderful photo.