The 4 best kept secret picnic spots in the Smokies

Though the pirate ships and dinner theatres are alluring, the outlet shopping appealing, the go-cart racing entertaining, the true draw of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the park itself.  Before the Sevier County night-time sky glowed giant Ferris wheels, flashing neon and questionable entertainment choices, people flocked to the […]

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Max Patch: The hidden Smoky Mountain gem you’ve never heard of before

There are experiences that are fairly universal to visitors to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood? Check. The Ripley’s Aquarium? Sure thing. Max Patch? Huh? You can visit East Tennessee dozens of times and have a lot of fun never getting off the beaten path. But if you’re looking for a vacation […]

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