At Visit My Smokies, we are always excited to hear about new attractions and restaurants that will soon call our beloved area home. Today, the big announcement comes from the popular restaurant, Harpoon Harry’s, as officials announced that they will be opening a bread new location in the heart of Pigeon Forge.
One of the biggest questions that every traveler to the area asks is, “when is the best time to visit the Smoky Mountains?” Like other big questions, people may ask themselves, the answer to this depends heavily on the person asking the question.
When you are in the Smoky Mountains this season, don’t let the cold weather get in the way. There’s so many cold weather myths floating around, so we decided to reveal a few truths about the cold weather in the Smoky Mountains. Here’s what we found:
Did you know that winter is actually one of the best months for you and your family to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Not only is there a lot less traffic than other times of the year, winter also brings out some of the most stunning scenic views that the Smokies have to offer.
There is nothing more magical than saying, “I do” to the one you love in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. With the rolling hills, unbeatable beauty and peaceful atmosphere, we at Visit My Smokies cannot imagine a better way to start your life with someone new.
On your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s always great to stop in at a visitor center to learn a little bit about the area and pick up a few souvenirs. A very popular visitor center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Sugarlands Visitor Center, and there’s good reason for that! There’s so much to do at Sugarlands, it’s practically an attraction in itself. Keep reading to learn about it:
When it comes to holiday decorations, nowhere does it quite as well as the Smoky Mountains. With hundreds of illuminated displays scattered all across the area, there is no doubt that every family and group visiting this time of year will return home filled with holiday cheer.
Whether you’re coming from the North Carolina or Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains, you will be traveling along Newfound Gap Road. If you start at Sugarlands Visitor Center in Gatlinburg, you can take a beautiful drive along the Newfound Gap Road auto tour, through the mountains to Cherokee, North Carolina.
Recently, downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park hosted a special guest. Stan Ellsworth from BYUtv’s show, ‘American Ride,’ recently took his views on a unique tour through our area.
Did you know that the Great Smoky Mountains is one of the few places in the country where visitors can enjoy fly-fishing all year long? That’s right. Where in other parts of the country the water gets too cold or icy to have an enjoyable fishing experience, in the Smokies, Wears Valley in particular, anglers can enjoy a relaxing day well into the heart of the winter season.