Cades Cove

To get to Cades Cove you will need to enter from old State Highway 73 which turns into Laurel Creek Rd.  Even the scenery entering this loop from the main road is just awesome. Cades Cove is an 11-mile scenic loop that will take you anywhere from 2-4 hours to tour. It could actually take much … Read more

Ripleys Aquarium Of The Smokies

Building Front

When the weather forecast for Pigeon Forge was less than perfect we needed to find an indoor activity. The concierge guy in the KOA recommended Ripley’s Aquarium. It was a good call. We were able to get a trolley from Pigeon Forge right to the front door of the aquarium for a few bucks. While … Read more

Clingmans Dome

Dome From Afar

One of the stops we made while staying in Tennessee was Clingmans Dome. It is located in the Great Smoky Mountains very close to the Tennessee/North Carolina border. It is the highest point in Tennessee. Whether you are in a car or on a motorcycle (motorcycle is my choice) the Great Smoky Mountains do not … Read more

Noah Bud Ogle Farms Hike

Noah Bud Farmhouse Front View

Located near the entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park from the Tennessee side you’ll find this cool little hiking trail. You enter from 441 to Historic Nature Trail/Cherokee Orchard Rd which loops around and becomes Roaring Fork Nature Trail. Once you enter the loop there are numerous overlooks and places to pull over and … Read more