Mountain Farm Museum

Highlights: historic buildings, visitor center, walking trailsOconaluftee offers both a visitor center and the Mountain Farm Museum - a collection of historic log buildings gathered from throughout the Smoky Mountains and preserved on a single site. Buildings include a house, barn, applehouse, springhouse, and smokehouse.At the visitor center, rangers can answer your questions about the park … Continue reading Mountain Farm Museum

A Walk Through the Ghost Town of Little Greenbrier

Little Greenbrier is perhaps best known as the location of both the Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse and Walker Cabin - with both of them on the National Register of Historic Places, it's a cool way to explore the history of the area. The earliest settlers in the area are believed to have arrived in the 1830s from … Continue reading A Walk Through the Ghost Town of Little Greenbrier

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Gatlinburg Sky Lift Park is the home of North America's longest pedestrian suspension bridge: Gatlinburg SkyBridge. At the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, guests will experience the best views of the beautiful Smoky Mountains and the town of Gatlinburg. Come relax and enjoy the views! History In the winter of 1953, local innkeeper Rel Maples contacted Everett … Continue reading Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

5 Interesting Facts About Douglas Lake to Know Before You Go

1. BASSMASTER Top 100 Lake Douglas Lake has been named a BASSMASTER Top 100 Lake! Bassmaster Magazine is known as the “Bible of today’s bass fishermen,” so if you love to fish, this is the perfect lake for you to visit. Douglas Lake is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for largemouth bass … Continue reading 5 Interesting Facts About Douglas Lake to Know Before You Go

Ultimate Guide To Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains

If you’re planning to do some fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ve come to the right place to get the catch of your dreams! The Great Smoky Mountains is one of the last wild trout habitats in the eastern portion of the United States. There are over 2,100 miles of stream that offer a … Continue reading Ultimate Guide To Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains

Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg Horseback Riding When you’re in the Great Smoky Mountains and looking for “horseback riding near me,” two horseback riding Gatlinburg stables are usually at the top of the search results. These are Smoky Mountain Riding Stables and Sugarlands Riding Stables. Smoky Mountain Riding Stables Smoky Mountain Riding Stables is an authorized concessionaire of the National … Continue reading Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

10 Things to Pack for a Short Hike

We talk a lot about hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and most of us, like me, enjoy doing the short hikes. Even when you are doing a short 3 or 4-mile hike you should be prepared. You never know when the weather may change suddenly or you may trip and scrape a knee. Here … Continue reading 10 Things to Pack for a Short Hike

“Must See” Smoky Mountain waterfalls

Smoky Mountain Rafting chose four “must see” Smoky Mountain waterfalls. I have hiked Grotto Falls a couple of times and that is a good hike for me. I like Grotto because you can go behind the falls. I would love to try the rainbow Falls….maybe this summer.  1. Mouse Creek Falls If you love history … Continue reading “Must See” Smoky Mountain waterfalls

Pigeon Forge has something for everyone.

When my husband and I first went to Pigeon Forge, we fell in love with the area.  My husband likes to relax on vacation.  To me, vacation is something to be conquered.  I need to go and see everything that the area has to offer.  Pigeon Forge has something for every age and agenda.  There … Continue reading Pigeon Forge has something for everyone.