The Best Swimming Holes in Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains

Metcalf Bottoms Swimming Area This picnic area located between Gatlinburg and Townsend offers great access to the Little Greenbrier River. Several shallow swimming holes are scattered along this picnic area. The area is wide and makes for a perfect spot to throw a tube into the water and relax. It’s also the perfect swimming area … Continue reading The Best Swimming Holes in Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains

Little Pigeon River

  The Little Pigeon River, which got its name because the birds seemed to favor the area, has long been at the center of Pigeon Forge’s beauty and history.  Little Pigeon River is located entirely within Sevier County, Tennessee and is made up of a series of streams which flow together on the dividing line … Continue reading Little Pigeon River

River Romp Tubes and Kayaks Rentals in Sevierville, TN

This rafting center is located on Pitman Center Road.  I have found that it is sometimes easier to get around Pigeon Forge by this road.  It is much less congested and parallels the Pigeon Forge Parkway (it is about 6 miles off the Parkway) and turns into Birds Creek Road at Upper Middle Creek Road.  Birds … Continue reading River Romp Tubes and Kayaks Rentals in Sevierville, TN

The Old Mill Square History

History of The Old Mill, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee In the early 1800's, a water-powered gristmill on the banks of the Little Pigeon River became one of the main hubs of activity in the small mountain community of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In those days, the mill faithfully produced the meals and flours that were crucial for … Continue reading The Old Mill Square History