Winterfest in The Smoky Mountains is full of excitement and things to do for all ages. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of Winterfest activities, an annual celebration that spanning the entire winter season. Join in on all of the fun and Smoky Mountains winter activities as the popular resort towns transform into one gigantic winter wonderland with special events in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Continue reading
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When most people think of a winery, they picture the farms of France, or the countryside in the Napa Valley. But for many years, wineries have flourished across the county with many successful ones in the south. It just so happens that in many places in Sevier County, you can see, smell and taste the results of those sun-ripened grapes mashed and fermented into delicious wine. Continue reading →
By Greg Ward
days of 90 degree temperatures this past May has made for an early summer.
Summers in Sevier County mean parades, fireworks, bullfrogs, crickets, and the
occasional overheated car stuck in traffic on Hwy 66. Tourists trying to beat
the heat have made Dollywood’s Splash Country the nation’s most visited water
One of the great parts about traveling is learning the
culture of the area you are visiting. Being able to get involved makes it even
better. In Gatlinburg, not only can you see the crafts and arts being made, you
can even take part and make your own.
Last summer, my family and I had the amazing honor
to be part of the PBS television show “Getting Away Together” as it filmed in
the Smoky Mountains. We have always said that we were like walking
billboards for the area, as we are not shy about telling our friends of our
love of the Smokies and giving them tips and pointers as they plan their own vacations
here, but we never dreamed that we would have the opportunity to share our
story with so many people! Continue reading →
I just had to get involved in this blog today after looking at those images on Facebook. I am not really sure if you follow Visit My Smokies on Facebook (I think you should) but yesterday we shared amazing images of one of our favorite areas, Cades Cove. Each image is simply spectacular and makes all viewers want to visit our Smoky Mountain Area. By the way, this is The Smoky Mountain Girl, special guest for today.
Oh the many choices available to the outdoor enthusiast in East
Tennessee! Take your pick–morning turkey hunts and afternoon stream smallmouth
bass, morning stream trout and afternoon crappie, morning sauger or walleye and
afternoon lake largemouth bass, tailrace trout, stripers, bluegill, catfish, or
a simple walk in the woods to take in the spring rebirth of a multitude of wild
flowers, shrubs, and trees.
There’s a lot of history here in the Smoky Mountains,
from the places to the people to the communities. And if you’re like me, you
enjoy knowing a little about the place you’re going to visit. Even if it is
just to impress the locals that you’ve done your homework.
One of the lesser-known areas of our Smoky Mountains
is Wears Valley. Named for a Revolutionary War veteran, Samuel Wear, who built
a fort near the entrance to the valley, it runs parallel to the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park. This beautiful valley offers a variety of things to do
while you’re here and a great place to have a wedding, meeting or retreat.
The centerpiece of attractions in Sevier County is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ever since its creation more than 70 years ago, it has drawn visitors from across the country and around the world. If you’re planning to visit the park soon, make sure to get the information you need at one of the local visitor/information centers.