there are a lot of fat rednecks, lol
We have had good meals at
and the little New Orleans place in the reagan court mall.
Laurel Falls is the easiest trail there, and it's a nice waterfall but it gets crowded.
I enjoy the Alum cave bluffs, especially this time of year with the icicles hanging.
Take the roaring fork motor trail, Grotto falls there is a short walk and a nice waterfall.
There are a few roads that many never really take.
Rich Mountain road is a one way spur to Townsend that comes off the Cades Cove loop and gives you great views. I like to exit Cades Cove right past the Grist Mill/ Park Station on Parsons Branch road, then take the foothills parkway back north to Townsend. But bith Rich Mountain and Parson Branch are one way out roads only.
Both have great views of the cove and primitive buildings and spots.
Greenbriar north of Gatlinburg is pretty and low on tourists. Also go up to Cosby and take 32 to Catalooche. Then 19 to the Blue Ridge pkwy. Heintooga is a nice motor trail and is pretty secluded.
Expect to see a good bit of traffic in Cades Cove.
If you have kids with you or just like animals. Look into Circle G ranch. It is a refuge where you can drive through and see and feed tons of animals. It is north of I-40 near Seiverville.
Clingmans dome road was still closed last week, it may be open now.
Laurel Valley has a really nice Golf Course for $40 that includes fees and cart. LINK
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