Cades Cove TN Things to Do – Hiking Abrams Falls

Abrams Falls Trailhead and Waterfall Hike When looking for Cades Cove TN things to do, an Abrams Falls hike is top of the list.  The Abrams Falls trail is an enduring family favorite. At peak times, you may be greeted by a park ranger at the trailhead. Chances are he or she will ask if you’ve […]

Smoky Mountains Guided Tours

Guided Excursions in the National Park Once you’re settled into your Gatlinburg cabin or motel room at Carr’s Northside, that home-away-from-home you choose for your Smoky Mountain getaway, it will be time to turn to the local experts for ways to maximize fun in these hills! Thousands of people take guided tours through the National […]

Birding in the Smokies

A Natural Outdoor Adventure! Once you get settled in your Carr’s motel room or cottage, take your family on a treasure-hunt-style adventure of bird identification in the Smokies! The 800-acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to nearly a quarter of a million different bird species, making it a prime destination for serious birders […]

Pigeon Forge Wilderness Wildlife Week 2016

Outdoor Adventures, Seminars and Demonstrations If you love nature, the Smoky Mountains, and hiking in these gorgeous hills, make plans to dive into Wilderness Wildlife Week 2016 held May 18-22 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. There will be hikes for all skill levels as well as other educational activities for children and adults alike. […]

I-75 Rock Slide Road Closure

Alternate Routes to the Smoky Mountains UPDATE: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. March 23, 2016:  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will reopen one lane of travel on Interstate 75 North in Campbell County on Thursday, March 24, by 11 a.m. All northbound lanes have been closed since last month due to a rockslide that occurred at mile marker […]

Winter Hiking in the Smokies

Discover Cold Weather Hikes When most people think of hiking, their thoughts immediately turn to a warm weather day next to a mountain stream or a brisk walk through an autumn color forest. To be sure, those hikes can be great. But what about the cold weather months? Is everyone to stay indoors from December […]

Gatlinburg Old Growth Forest Tour

Drive the Roaring Fork Motor Trail Within a few short minutes of the hustle and bustle, stop and go of the Parkway in Gatlinburg, you can drive through one of the most beautiful areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A drive along the Roaring Fork Motor Trail is an absolute must during your […]

Experience a Chimney Tops Adventure

A Hike, Climb and Mountain Picnic Just a 20-minute drive from Carr’s Cottages, the Chimney Tops Trail is the perfect place to spend the day. Since it is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Chimneys can get pretty crowded during the warm weather months. From Carr’s, […]

Vacation in Gatlinburg

A Destination for the Generations Carr’s Northside Cottages & Motel has been offering a quiet getaway in Gatlinburg for over 70 years. In that time, many a couple has started their lives together by enjoying a honeymoon in one of the many cozy and romantic spaces. The location is perfect for newlyweds as it’s close […]

Kid-Friendly Hikes

Short, Easy Smoky Mountain Hiking Trail One of the best hikes for families with young kids or elderly members who cannot walk a great distance is the .5 mile (1 mile round-trip) hike to the waterfall on the Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail. This trail is an ideal introduction to hiking. Walking sticks and multiple bottles […]