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Top 5 Smoky Mountain Scenic Drives You Should Go On

Do you want to see the beauty of the mountains but don’t want to get out and hike? You should take a Smoky Mountain scenic drive! You get to explore in the comfort of your car and have the option to get out and stretch your legs if you want. Plus, there are so many roads to choose from! Here are the top 5 Smoky Mountain scenic drives you should go on:

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4 Reasons to Use the Wears Valley Entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

If you are planning to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during your vacation, take advantage of the Wears Valley entrance into the park! This “secret entrance” is just a few miles away from Hearthside at the Preserve and allows you to quickly access the park without the crowds! Here are the top 4 reasons to use the Wears Valley entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

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Barn in the Wears Valley area

5 Interesting Facts About the History of Wears Valley TN

While Wears Valley is known for its spectacular scenery and peaceful environment, it also has a fascinating history behind it! When you are staying at Hearthside at the Preserve and admiring the beauty of the mountains, just imagine that early settlers once enjoyed those same views as they arrived to the area in the search of a prosperous life. There are a few other things that may surprise you about this beloved area, so here are 5 interesting facts about the history of Wears Valley TN:

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Top 3 Fun Attractions on Wears Valley Road That You Should Experience

While Pigeon Forge is full of miniature golf courses, go kart tracks and other activities, you might be surprised to know that there are also several awesome attractions on Wears Valley Road! While this pleasant road takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Pigeon Forge, it also provides an opportunity to explore some of the more unique attractions in the area. Here are the top 3 fun attractions on Wears Valley Road that you should experience:

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A scenic country road in Wears Valley TN.

7 Outdoor Things to Do Near Wears Valley TN

With summer coming to a close, the weather is going to start cooling down. For most people, lower temperatures increase their likelihood of spending more time outdoors. If you are staying with Hearthside Cabins at The Preserve, you’ll probably want to explore the outdoors and take in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Strap on your hiking boots and prepare for adventure. Here are 7 outdoor things to do near Wears Valley TN:

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Spring wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

5 of the Best Spring Events in Gatlinburg TN

The delightful spring season has returned to the Smoky Mountains, bringing with it longer days, warmer weather and blooming wildflowers. The spring also signifies the return of many popular events to the region! If you are planning a spring getaway to the Smokies, be sure to check out these 5 fantastic spring events in Gatlinburg TN:

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