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

road trip: gatlinburg, tn

Great trip. It sounds like you had an awesome time. Great pictures too.

I believe you meant Clingman’s Dome when you said Cades Cove

MamaGr

the summer road trip continued. the drive from charlottesville, va to gatlinburg, tn was six hours.

we made it to gatlinburg without getting lost : ) we stayed at Smoky Bear Campground in the teddy bear cabin. it was thankfully not in the hubub of gatlinburg. it was tucked away off route 321. there were a few other cabins on the campground alongside rv’s and thee pool. our cabin had a loft, futon in the living room (for gr3 to sleep on), a kitchen, full bath, and bedroom. the bonus was the faux fireplace that gr3 fell in love with. he sat by it and watched the glow. he turned it on every chance he had.

the first full day we did the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. you could hear the “roar” of the water. we stopped at jim ogle’s log cabin, an old appalachian home where fellow…

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Ogle log cabin

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a place which boasts a very rich history. Of course, all the attractions and shops lining the Gatlinburg Parkway are fun, but behind all the touristy stuff lies quite a few historic sites you can visit to experience the essence of what makes our quaint Smoky Mountain town so special. In about … Continue reading Ogle log cabin

Mills Park

Nice little play area for young kids.  The whole play area is covered in rubber pavers. Has a nice covered area with picnic tables and bathrooms (with changing tables!), other picnic tables under trees, a disc golf course, track, basketball courts, small football field,  a horseshoe pit, softball field and several charcoal grills. The playpark has seen … Continue reading Mills Park

Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course – Public

The Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course is open year-round with modern facilities, fully equipped pro shop and food services area. This beautiful 18-hole course was designed by noted golf course architect William Langford. In 1993 it underwent a major renovation by Bob Cupp & Associates of Atlanta. The course has been acclaimed as one of the … Continue reading Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course – Public