Smoky Mountains Fall...

Did you visit the Smokies this past October? Great Smoky Mountains National Park is reporting the highest visitation in 27 years for the month of October. 1,261,104 people came to the park during what turned out to be a very eventful month. Fall foliage always draws a huge crowd in October. In...

A Family Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge Nov18

A Family Thanksgivin...

Thanksgiving is a family favorite in our household. We love the aromas that come from cooking up the big feast, gathering together with family and friends to celebrate, and then sitting around pondering all that we have to be “thankful” for. Each year brings its own new memories. If you...

Veteran Samuel Wear

Pigeon Forge is a city that has prided itself on patriotism for many years and has made an effort to always honor our nation’s veterans. This past Tuesday we celebrated Veterans Day with our Salute to Veterans Parade. One of the most well-known Pigeon Forge veterans is Samuel Wear. Wear was...

First Snow of the Ye...

Last weekend visitors to our area saw an unusual sight for this time of year- snow…and lots of it. Snowstorms hit the Smokies on Friday night and by Saturday morning the mountains were covered. Over 3 inches of snow accumulated in the lower elevations of the park. Road crews reported more...

Winterfest Is Coming to Town Nov04

Winterfest Is Coming...

The holiday season is quickly approaching and Pigeon Forge is gearing up for the 25th Annual Winterfest. This year’s Winterfest is set to kick off on November 11, 2014 and will run through February 28, 2015. This big event showcases the Trolley Tour of Lights during the holiday season,...

Fall Color Report Up...

The peak week is finally here! After a slow start, leaves all over the Smoky Mountains have turned and created spectacular views. This weekend, almost anywhere you go in Great Smoky Mountains National Park you will see a full-fledged display of fall color. The mid-elevations of the Smokies...

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...