The Wedding Chapel in the Glades

  • On May 20, 2020

I was out today enjoying the mountains and I thought I would feature one of the many wedding chapels in The Great Smoky Mountains. This one is called “The Wedding Chapel in the Glades”. It is a beautiful little chapel located in the arts and crafts district of Gatlinburg. When visiting check out this pretty ...

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Meigs Waterfall near Cades Cove

  • On May 11, 2020

It was a beautiful day today so I decided to head out towards Cades Cove. I have passed this beautiful waterfall many times but was unsure of its name so i did some research! This is Meigs Waterfall. Meigs Falls lies along a great scenic drive in its own right, Little River Road between Gatlinburg and Townsend. ...

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Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail

  • On May 04, 2020

Sugarlands Valley nature trail is about a mile from the Sugarlands visitor center. It is a great short hike for the entire family! If you are looking for a beginners hike this is it! Take a short walk from the visitor center down the trail to see the beautiful forest, streams and old stone house ...

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Cataract Falls

  • On Apr 29, 2020

Cataract Falls: This easy hike is perfect for families with young children. The hike, which is less than a mile roundtrip, ends at a beautiful 25-foot waterfall. The well marked trail begins at the visitor center and features tree cover (perfect in summer and fall!), streams, bridges, and a beautiful waterfall.

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Historic Ramsey House

  • On Apr 27, 2020

Ramsey House was built in 1797 by Knoxville’s first builder, Thomas Hope, for Francis Alexander Ramsey. The home is constructed of Tennessee pink marble and blue limestone. It was known at that time as the finest home in Tennessee. The structure is significant for its original interior and exterior architectural features and its period decorative art ...

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Gatlinburg Trail

  • On Apr 26, 2020

The Gatlinburg Trail, which is a scenic, paved 3.8 mile roundtrip walk, is one of only two trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to allow dogs and bicycles. This trail begins at the visitor center and follows a beautiful river to the outskirts of Gatlinburg.

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Tuckaleechee Caverns

  • On Apr 24, 2020

Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, TN. Is known as the “Greatest Site Under the Smokies”. It the highest rating Cave or Cavern of the Eastern United States. This beautiful wonder is not far from Cades Cove. Carved inside the earth’s oldest mountain chain , the Caverns are rich in history. You will find the “BigRoom” on ...

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Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum

  • On Apr 23, 2020

The Little River Railroad and Lumber Museum is located in Townsend, Tennessee which is part of the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage. This museum is not far from the Cades Cove area. I would recommend it to be added to your next trip. Other fun things to do in this area are tubing, river rafting, canoeing, ...

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Sugarlands Visitor Center

  • On Apr 22, 2020

How to get to Sugarlands Visitor Center? To get to the Sugarlands Visitor Center, go through downtown Gatlinburg on the main Parkway. After passing Ski Mountain Road, you will enter the National Park. Sugarlands Visitor Center is 1.7 miles ahead on the right side of the road. There is lots of parking so stay for ...

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Fighting Creek Nature Trail

  • On Apr 21, 2020

Fighting Creek Nature Trail: This 1.2 mile loop trail is perfect for people of all ages! The hike features a gradule climb that follows Fighting Creek and features two historic properties – the Noah McCarter cabin and the John Ownby cabin. After passing the historic buildings, the trail loops back to the visitor center.

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