Favorite Picnic Areas in the Great Smoky Mountains

family at picnic tableA quiet afternoon with loved ones gathered under the shade sounds like the perfect afternoon in the mountains. Families who dream of getting away from the noise and the rush of the city can find just this scene in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. So, pack a cooler, and grab a seat for our three favorite spots to explore the National Park while enjoying a family meal. Continue reading

Old-Fashioned Celebration to Welcome Spring in Townsend

Band_performing_music_at_Dollywood-OrginalWould you like to celebrate spring in old-fashioned style? If so, the annual Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timer’s Day is planned for May 2 and 3. Featuring bluegrass music, wildflower walks and cast iron cooking, this Smoky Mountain event is the first of many to celebrate the new season and the quieter side of the mountains. Continue reading

Cades Cove Tours Bring the Smokies to Life at Night

Cades Cove at sunsetOne of the best known areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Cades Cove. With diverse wildlife, a long looping auto-tour and variety of hiking trails, this area has some of the best things to do in the Smokies. Now, guests of the National Park have the opportunity to view the night sky in Cades Cove while under a full moon with experienced guides. Continue reading