Hike at the Great Smoky Mountains. this spring

There is no better way to explore and see all the beauty that nature has to offer this spring  than going on a hike at the Great Smoky Mountains.

Before you set off on your adventure, make sure your family is prepared for your hike.  Proper hiking shoes are a must, and you may also want to carry along a backpack with a jacket, some water, and snacks depending on how long you plan to be out. If you are new to hiking, pace yourself.


Spring provides a weekly parade of wildflowers and flowering trees. In summer, walkers can seek out cool retreats among the spruce-fir forests and balds or follow splashy mountain streams to roaring falls and cascades.

Here are some of the most popular destination hikes in the park:

One of the most daunting tasks facing hikers is choosing a trail. Start by deciding on what you would like to see. Waterfalls? Old-growth forests? Endless views? Then decide how far you would like to hike. If you haven’t hiked much recently, be conservative. Five miles roundtrip is a good maximum distance for novices.

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Dollywood’s Festival of Nations displays the most captivating entertainment from around the world during this celebration of music, dance, food and art. Dolly’s award winning theme park is known for its top notch shows, rides, and festivals. It will re-open for the season on March 18, 2017 and will kick off with the Festival of Nations.


One of Europe’s most prominent folk dance and music ensembles, Slask features more than 30 dancers in hundreds of richly embroidered, handmade costumes representing the various regions of Poland.

March 18 – April 09

Showstreet Palace Theater



These masterful musicians share the history and culture of the Andes Mountains through beautiful traditional music, dance and fun.

March 18 – April 09

Showstreet Gazebo

Hodman & Sally

These loveable walk around characters from the country of “Oblivia” are sure to bring a smile to your face and a photo op to share.

March 18 – April 09

Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater

Irish harp and flute duo, Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater, are a charming husband and wife duo who weave together beautiful music and engaging humor to bring you an unforgettable experience.

March 18 – April 09

Back Porch Theater

Streichmusik Alder

Experience the music and traditions of the Swiss Alps with this warm hearted and talented group of musicians, through unique sounds of the alphorn and other folk instruments, yodeling and stories of the Swiss mountain culture.

March 18 – April 09

Heartsong Theater

Invaders Steel Orchestra

This guest-favorite Festival of Nations act returns with tropical sounds and amazing musicianship of one of the Caribbean’s most recognized steel pan orchestras.

March 18 – April 09

Valley Theater

Kelly Shipe

Kelly Shipe shares her award winning skills and extensive list of tunes as she fills the streets with the beautiful and haunting sounds of the highland bagpipes.

March 18 – April 09

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5 Free things to do on this spring in Pigion Forge

  1. Feed the ducks at Patriot Park. Take some duck food with you or buy some from the Old Mill General Store. The kids will love feeding them and watching them swim along in the Little Pigeon River. You may also find some ducks to watch along the Riverwalk Trail.
  2. Watch the fountain show at the Island. Take the family and sit in the rocking chairs alongside the fountains and watch the show. The fountain show comes to life about every half hour with a choreographed music and light show. You can also sit and listen to the free music outside Ole Smoky Distillery or even do a little window shopping in the more than 60 retail and specialty shops.
  3. Take a ride on the Fun Time Trolley. An all day pass is only $2.50 per person. It’s a good way to sit back and explore the town the fun way. You can get off at the different stops and explore or just hang out for a long ride.


  4. Have a picnic at one of the area parks. While the food may not be free, your family has to eat anyways so why not make it a fun adventure. Wears Farm City Park has several covered pavilions with picnic tables for your picnic pleasure. There is also a basketball court, a football field, and two playgrounds, so you can spend the afternoon playing in the park after your picnic. Patriot Park has plenty of open grass area if you would rather throw down a blanket for your picnic. Here you can throw around a frisbee or fly a kite when you are finished eating.
  5. Take a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Make it an adventure with the family to see who can find the most of different leaves, trees, flowers, or wildlife. Spend another day touring Cade’s Cove. You can grab a map for a small fee/donation at the entrance that will give you the history of the area. As you travel along the 11 mile loop, stop and check out the cabins, churches, and barns up close. Another free activity is to browse the natural history exhibits at Sugarlands Visitor Center. They also have a 20 minute video you can watch that offers information about the national park itself.


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Hotels in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is a beautiful and scenic location in the middle of the Smoky Mountains. The thing that makes that perfect for tourism is that the location is perfect year round. When you visit in the summer it is nice … Continue reading

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Plan your Getaway


Pigeon Forge is an incredibly beautiful location for you to visit with your family and also with friends and a great place to shop, take in a show, and enjoy the beauty of the area. Regardless of the time of year, the occasion or the activities that are on yours to do list. You will be able to find all that you are looking for in the area of Pigeon Forge. Make sure that you are able to get out and to enjoy the natural beauty of the location. We want to make sure you come back on a regular basis. Once you visit, the location is going to feel as though it was meant to be a part of your home for many years to come.

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Why Pigeon Forge is the Perfect Getaway Any Time of the Year

Pigeon Forge is a beautiful and scenic location in the middle of the Smoky Mountains. The thing that makes that perfect for tourism is that the location is perfect year round. When you visit in the summer it is nice and cool and in the winter, it is the perfect place for some snow as well as some charm. Pigeon Forge was a relatively small and sleepy location until its most famous resident Dolly Parton opened Dollywood in her home town to bring people from all over the world to her backyard.

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Memorial Weekend Special Hotel Pigeon Forge

Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner. Check out our great weekend Specials.

Memorial Day Special






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Annual Dolly Parade tonight at 6pm!


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We have a couple of rooms left, give us a call!!

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Spring Break in Pigeon Forge


Pigeon Forge is one of those unique and special vacation spots where there is something for all to enjoy. With so many area attractions, shopping, and beautiful scenery, all ages can have fun on a Pigeon Forge Family Vacation. 

Some of the fun filled activities includes go-carts, bumper boats, waterslides, rides, miniature golf, and of course, the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. There is so much to experience in Pigeon Forge! It has such a variety of things to offer, and can allow visitors to enjoy this amazing area all day and night. Best of all, when you stay with Hotel Pigeon Forge, your Spring Break will not break the bank.

Call us at 865-428-7305 and ask for our Spring Break Special.


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