The Annual Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival will be held Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Roan Mountain State Park, located on Highway 143 in Roan Mountain, TN. This two-day event celebrates the blooming of hundreds of spectacular Alpine Catawba Rhododendron which tower more than 20-ft. high along a trail that loops through […]
The Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway is the Hope Diamond of the east Tennessee/western North Carolina area for bikers, hikers and automobile tourists alike. Located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s known as America’s $100 Million Highway. If, like me, you ride a motorcycle, it’s a 43-mile slice of heaven-on-earth, especially in the […]
Nearby Fun at the Grainger County Tomato Festival July 29-31, 2016! Don’t Miss the Famous Tomato Wars!
If you’re in the Great Smoky Mountains July 29-31, 2016, you’ll want to head over to nearby Rutledge, TN for the 24th Annual Grainger County Tomato Festival and the Famous Tomato Wars! Grainger County tomatoes are well-loved by the locals for their superior sweet, tart flavor and homegrown texture. This fun festival pays homage to the […]
Discover America’s Largest Underground Lake, The Lost Sea, in the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains
In the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is America’s largest and the world’s second largest underground lake, The Lost Sea. The lake is located in an extensive cave system known as Craighead Caverns, a National Park Service National Natural Landmark, located in Sweetwater, TN. The caverns are named after their former owner Cherokee Chief […]
Take a Scenic Drive on Moonshiner 28 near the Great Smoky Mountains! Perhaps no image is more stereotypical of the rural South than that of the moonshine still tucked way up in the holler, shaded by the mountain forest and guarded by a pack of dogs and the loyalty of kin and customer. “Moonshiner 28,” […]