It’s a Fun Fal...

The sights and smells of fall are popping out. Pumpkins and scarecrows are everywhere and the beauty of the season is beginning to make its presence. The leaves of the area are starting to turn their beautiful, rich colors and the air is beginning to feel cool and crisp. It is the perfect time...

Roaring Fork Motor N...

One of the most popular places in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, is closing starting October 31, 2014 and is expected to be reopened April 30, 2015. The motor nature trail closes each winter, but due to the scheduled replacement of eight bridges along...

Fall Color Report

Vibrantly colored foliage is synonymous with fall in the Smoky Mountains. Each year thousands come to our area to see the amazing display as the leaves change from their usual green into innumerable shades of orange, red and yellow. Typically, at the first part of October the leaf colors are...

It is Time for a Nice, Relaxing Getaway! Sep25

It is Time for a Nic...

As I look back on our active, jam packed summer and the hectic weeks during the beginning of school, I think it is time for mom and dad to get away for a little relaxation. The all too often fast paced work and parenting schedules can at often times leave you feeling pretty worn out. A change...

Mountain Life Festiv...

Fall festivals are a big deal in the Smoky Mountains. Visitors coming to Pigeon Forge will have an abundance of these festivals to choose from in the coming weeks but one of the earliest of these starts this Saturday, September 20 just over the mountains at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center in...

Group Dining Does Not Have to be a Headache Sep09

Group Dining Does No...

Dining choices for a family can sometimes be a challenge…so needless to say, even more challenging for a large group. However, with a little extra planning and a little patience, it can be no big deal! Pigeon Forge has so many great food options and the great hospitality of the city can...

Temporary Single Lan...

If you plan on heading to the tops of the Smokies sometime this month, be on the lookout for some construction work on Newfound Gap Road at the Morton Mountain Tunnel, 12 miles south of Sugarlands Visitor Center and Park Headquarters. This project is scheduled from Sept. 2 through Sept....

Deer in the Smokies

Have you ever seen a deer in Cades Cove? Chances are if you’ve ever been there you’ve likely spotted a white-tailed deer. The best time to look for deer is usually in autumn when bucks are out and about fighting for the right to mate, but seeing deer in summer might be just as...

Welcome Home Vietnam Parade Aug14

Welcome Home Vietnam...

Parades in Pigeon Forge are always a big deal. On Saturday August 23, the city will hold one of its newest parades- the Welcome Home Vietnam Parade. This parade will feature former military personnel, military vehicles, floats, bands and more. Last year over 500 Vietnam Veterans participated...

Top 10 Group Activit...

We recently made a long, but entertaining road trip to Pigeon Forge with 4 youth softball teams from Texas for a little work, a little play, and a whole lot of memories. Our teams played in the SEAA World Series softball tournament that was held at Wear Farm City Park on July 20-27. Rainy...