I love the the Great Smoky Mountains, the surrounding area and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. I have been to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood several times over the years. I have also been to the Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day in Townsend many times. I love Wears Valley once you leave Pigeon Forge and head toward Townsend. It is such a beautiful ride thru Wears Valley on the way to Townsend and Cades Cove. I love seeing the wildlife as you ride around the 11 mile loop road in Cades Cove. I feel at peace when I am in the mountains. I have hiked lots of trails in the Great Smokies. I did Alum Cave Bluffs and my dream is to go back and hike all the way to Mt. LeConte!
I hope I can inspire you to visit the Great Smoky Mountains and the GSMNP and I hope you fall in love with it and it’s people just as I have done. Enjoy your Great Smoky Mountains Vacation and I hope you have as much fun as I did and continue to do so!