Great Smoky Mountains

Best Places to Enjoy Scenic Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountains at sunsetIf you are planning to visit Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg you will want to see all of the wildlife in the area. You will be amazed at the natural beauty and the large number of wildlife that roam in the mountains. There are several spots you won’t want to miss. So, we have compiled the best places and ways to enjoy scenic Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg sit near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park is the best place, a perfect location, for looking at the wildlife and natural scenery of the area. Enjoy a picnic or hike a trail to see even more of the natural beauty!

Visit Picnic Areas

Cades Cove provides visitors with an opportunity to see a lot of the Smoky Mountain wildlife. Everyone wants to see a Smoky Mountain bear! Cades Cove is an area where they have been spotted the most.The best time to see the wildlife is during the early morning or late evening hours.

The Chimneys Picnic area is in Gatlinburg. This is one of the best places for the entire family to see a variety of salamanders and other wildlife, including fish.

Scenic Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg Hiking Trails

Take a hike on Rainbow Falls or Chimney Tops trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you pay close attention near the streams, you will likely spot salamanders playing in the water. If you pay attention to the trees, you will find many species of birds flying and chirping!

Another good place to see a Smoky Mountain bear is the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This area has an abundance of nuts, berries, and acorns in the summer months which are a favorite part of the bears’ diet. When hiking the trail, mountain streams are a part of the beauty of the area as well.

Abrams Falls is also located in the park. You can follow the trail for a chance to see a Smoky Mountain bear, raccoons, and other animals! On the trail, you will even see a powerful waterfall!

Clingman’s Dome is the best place to find animals that prefer higher elevations. It is the highest point in Tennessee. Along with the other wildlife in the area, at Clingman’s Dome, you may have the chance to see red squirrels and northern flying squirrels!

Stay with us, in a Smoky Mountain cabin, to fully enjoy scenic Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg!  The views from your cabin will be filled with wildlife and the beautiful scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains! To book your stay, you can contact us at 1-800-953-5655 or use our ‘Availability Search’ to book a cabin online!