Things to do in the area

WHAT TO DO while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains/Wears Valley/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg/Townsend area

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Parking tag required effective March 1, 2023
Your vehicle has a valid, state-issued disabled placard or license plate.

National Park

Great Smoky Mountains
National Park


Foothills Parkway “Missing Link”
A 16 mile drive with multiple scenic overlooks starts in Wears Valley

GSM Outfitters

Temporarily closed while undergoing a change of ownership.

  • GSM Outfitters
    outdoor gear and clothing store in Wears Valley
  • GSM Outfitters Coffee Cafe
    super coffees, teas, light snacks
  • hiking advice!

Smoky Mountain Grocery

Delivered to your cabin before you arrive. Give them a call today.


“Do The Loop”

Enjoy the 8 Mile Loop Road

With Over 100 Artists & Craftsmen

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
(open Spring – Fall)

Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. It offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park.


Cades Cove Loop Road is closed to all vehicles on Wednesdays from May – September to provide for pedestrian and bicycle use. Exact 2024 dates TBA.

Handicap Accessible Sugarland Valley Nature Trail

Accessible Trails in the GSMNP

logo - Harper Brothers Mountain

Hawk Syklift

Smoky Mountain Horses

Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, are known as the “Greatest Site Under the Smokies” and are the highest rated Cave or Cavern of the Eastern United States.


Laurel Valley Golf Course

Wild Laurel Golf Course

Mini Golf – so many in the area – this one is at least partially w/c accessible plus Mini-Bowling!
Crave Golf Club

Waterfalls in the Park

Every year over 200,000 visitors hike well-worn trails to view Grotto, Laurel, Abrams, Rainbow, and other popular waterfalls in the park.

Helicopter Tours
Wears Valley Tour Flight!

Accessible Travel Writer Candy Harrington
2018 Suggestions

Things to Do in Pigeon Forge

Entertainment Shows

Places to Go, Things to Do
Site is paid for by your lodging tax!

English Mountain Trout Farm & Grill

You hook ’em; they cook ’em!

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