TripAdvisor Forum Recommends Gatlinburg Activities

A recent forum on TripAdvisor asks the following question: Looking for any input on a “must do” in Gatlinburg or the park. We will arrive on a Saturday and leave early on Wednesday and only have 3 full days in mid-March. I’m wondering how long it takes to do things. We will have several children […]

3 Great Waterfall Hikes in the Smokies


With weather predicted to be sunny and almost 80 degrees on Sunday, it’s time to lace up your hiking boots! The Great Smoky Mountains are the perfect place to take kids hiking. Our kids love nothing better than setting off on a hiking adventure. If there’s a stream with rocks to hop on, all the […]

Plans for the Smokies for Specific Kid Ages


It’s pretty overwhelming when you visit Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge for the first time. There are so many things to do, so many restaurants to try, so many trails to hike. Which ones are best for your family?

Laurel Falls — A Hike Anyone Can Enjoy

By Guest Blogger Stephen Beutler, Smoky Mountain Enthusiast It always amazes me that people come to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and never go into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, I understand depending on who is with you, the thought of hiking a trail with a child, handicapped person or an older parent can […]