John Ownby’s 1860 Cabin

The John Ownby Cabin is a historic cabin in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. Located in The Sugarlands, it lies within the boundaries of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was built in 1860, and is the last surviving structure from the pre-park Forks-of-the-River community. At the time, this valley was populated with three small Appalachian communities: Forks-of-the-River, Sugarlands, and Fighting Creek. The valley … Continue reading John Ownby’s 1860 Cabin

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Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

The train ride is along side the Nantahala gorge and Fontana Lake.   The ride is great weather you are a "TRAIN" lover or just a lover of Nature.  Scenery is beautiful.  Great trip during October when leaves are changing.  Meals in first class are very good according to the reviews. By the time you get tickets and … Continue reading Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Longest Swinging Bridge in America

Swinging bridges have long been used in the Appalachian Mountains for folks to get from one mountain to another in the shortest amount of time. These bridges are made of steel cable, wood, rock, and a lot of sweat. The fun thing about a swinging bridge is that they really do swing, and while completely … Continue reading Longest Swinging Bridge in America