Smoky Mountains

smoky mountains during summer

Top 5 Smoky Mountain Hikes the Whole Family Will Love

No trip to the Smokies is complete without a family hike! If you plan on hitting the trails while you’re here, Old Creek Lodge is the ideal place to stay. We are just a few minutes from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making it easy to get to and from all the best trails! To help you decide which ones to visit first, we made a list of the top 5 Smoky Mountain hikes that the whole family will love! Read More

calm reflecting river in smoky mountains

The Best Swimming Holes in The Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National park ridges straddle through the border of Tennessee and North Carolina and sits on half a million acres of land. The park is renowned for its plants and animals diversity, beauty and rich mountain Read More

mountaintough logo with the smoky mountain behind it

Gatlinburg Wildfires

Mountain Tough

Sevier County is recovering from a very unexpected tragedy. On November 28th, numerous structures in Gatlinburg were burned to their foundations. The fire destroyed at least 150 buildings, including iconic Read More

spring fever wildflowers

Smoky Mountains Spring: Catch the Fever

Whether you’ve been coming to Gatlinburg for many years, or you’re a first time visitor, you simply must visit the Smoky Mountains Spring season. Spring time in the Smokies means new life, blooms on the trees and wildlife coming Read More

smoky mountains during the changing fall colors season

Smoky Mountains Fall Colors: Best Time To See

When the Smoky Mountains fall colors begin to transform, the beauty at times defies description. Some visitors plan to arrive in the Gatlinburg area at this time each year specifically to see the leaves as they are changing color. Read More

roaring fork river and bridge in the national park

Best Scenic Drives In Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are not just one of the most scenic and beautiful natural sites in the world. They also have some of the richest history of America’s “growing up” years. There are so many ways to experience the Read More

night time view of gatlinburg

How to Spend Your Summer Vacation in The Smokies

When it comes to Smoky Mountain vacations in the summer, the only real challenge you may face is trying to choose between all of the enjoyable options that await you. In the Smokies you are sure to find plenty of fun, relaxation, and adventure for the whole family! Read More