Where to Take the Most Scenic Ride Through the Great Smoky Mountains

View of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains

The fall season is quickly approaching, and that means the beautiful fall colors are making their way into the Smoky Mountains. Maybe you don’t want to go hiking in the Smokies when you’re visiting, but you’re looking for the perfect way to see the fall colors and be outdoors? Continue reading

22 Shocking Facts About Fall in the Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains fall colors

Fall in the Smoky Mountains is a magical time of year. The leaves have begun to change colors, the weather is beginning to cool off, and the days are becoming just a little bit shorter. That being said, autumn in the Smoky Mountains does not come without a few secrets hidden behind the brightly colored foliage. Continue reading

Do You Know the Secret Entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

View of the green trees in the Smoky Mountains

Many of you may not know about the secret entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Instead of driving through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and working your way into the mountains, there’s one spot that offers the best views and quick access into the national park. Keep reading to learn more about the hidden entrance. Continue reading

Behind-the-Scenes Look: Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery in Gatlinburg

Mason jars

How much do you know about the Doc Collier Gatlinburg moonshine distillery? At Visit My Smokies, we stopped in at Doc Collier’s moonshine distillery, to learn a little more about the distilling process and how the moonshine is made.

We caught up with Buddy, General Manager at Doc Collier Moonshine, and a distiller at Doc Collier, Ronny. They were able to tell us all about moonshine and how Doc Collier Moonshine got its name. Watch the video below to learn a little more, and take a behind-the-scenes look at Doc Collier Moonshine. Continue reading

Top 5 Fall Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails in Wears Valley

fall hiking in the Smoky Mountains

When it comes to fall in the Smokies, the question on everyone’s mind is always about where they can find the best view of the Smoky Mountains fall foliage. Now, if you have ever visited the Smoky Mountains this time of year, then you already know about all the great scenic overlooks and attractions that offer incredible views of the fall leaves. However, one place you may not have visited is the peaceful Wears Valley. Continue reading

Don’t Miss This Inside Look: CLIMB Works Mountain Biking in Gatlinburg

View of the Smoky Mountains

Have you ever been mountains biking in Gatlinburg? At Visit My Smokies, we took a trip to CLIMB Works in Gatlinburg to experience their popular mountain biking trail, and we wanted to share our experience with you. So, keep reading and learn all about the CLIMB Works mountain biking trail in Gatlinburg. Continue reading

Now Open: Brand New Segway Attraction in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge welcome sign

Are you looking for a new and unique way to experience the beauty in the Smoky Mountains this fall? If so, then look no further than the newest attraction in Pigeon Forge, Segway of Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Winery Release Limited Edition Wines to Benefit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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In an effort to raise $10,000 to help the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its black bears, a Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg winery have teamed up with local artists to develop two special wines Continue reading

Opening Soon: 3 New Attractions at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

View from the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway at Ober Gatlinburg

Since it opened in 1962, Ober Gatlinburg has been a favorite attraction of Sevier County residents and visitors alike. This is, in part, thanks to the ever changing nature of the attractions that are located at the resort. Coming this year are three changes that are sure to excite guests who are well versed with the resort as well as those who have yet to experience it for the first time. Continue reading

Starbucks Opening A Brand New Gatlinburg Coffee Shop

coffee at a Gatlinburg coffee shop

Recently the mega-coffee chain Starbucks announced that it was surprising its customers with an early release of their popular seasonal drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, the surprises don’t stop there for visitors to the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading