Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Things To Do In August

August is a quieter month for Pigeon Forge after an active vacation season in June and the loud booms of July's independence day and the hot, swimming pool and river weather plus traffic, but there's still plenty to do!

Dollywood's Kidsfest ends in August, but what that means is that the traffic in the park dies out to a considerable degree. There is still plenty for the kids to see (two sections of the park are reserved for them specifically!) and now they don't have to wait 30 minutes in line for a ride! Dollywood is always entertaining, so don't miss a chance to go when the getting's good!

If you're visiting from August 6th to the 8th, Tennessee is holding its annual tax-free holiday weekend. With our many shopping complexes here and outlets offering discounted prices already, if you were looking to get some stuff from Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, this is a good time to get basically 10% off everything in the state.

From the 11th to the 14th, KIDABRA, the association of Family and Kidshow Performers, will be hosted at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center with a Grand Finale Public Show at the close of the day, 8/14 - 8:00 PM. Other performances will be on the same weekend at The Old Mill Square for Stringtime in the Smokies - free to the public, you can visit www.oldmillsquare.com.

On the 20th, Chubby Checker performs at the Country Tonite Theater and finally on the weekend of the 23rd, the 14th Annual World Premiere Gospel Concert is held at the Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center.

There's still plenty to do in Pigeon Forge for the last leg of the summer! And you can do it all just 10-15 minutes from Cove Mountain in Wears Valley! Pigeon Forge is a super simple and convenient (as well as scenic!) drive from Wears Valley and getting there and back is a snap. You can enjoy everything all day and be home to soak tired feet and bodies and relax in the mountains the way you deserve to.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Where is Wear's Valley?

Wears Valley is not the most known about or heavily trafficked area in the Pigeon Forge side of East Tennessee, but those who venture out across the mountains find a treasure trove of stuff you don't find much of in the main city of Pigeon Forge. It connects to Townsend, TN, which is famous for its genuine solitude and river, and has plenty to see on its own and then further connects to Cades Cove - easily one of the most popular spots in the National Park!

In Wears Valley, you can visit a farmer's market for homegrown fruits and vegetables, barbecue and honeys and more. You can get a quick bite to eat or sit down to a nice restaurant of great southern food you came here for. You can see old churches and visit Antique stores small and large. You can hike a trail or stop for a picnic. Wears Valley is the Arts and Crafts Community for the Pigeon Forge area and features plenty of artists in its own right.

Townsend is a great destination. For a town that attractions millions a year, it leaves very little trace of it compared to other towns in the industry. The Wye (Townsend's major river) is still a clean and reputable place for real summer fun and tubing - lot's of tubing. Few chain restaurants in favor of more homegrown ones. A free Train museum. A real life Barn Event Center. Southern music performances on occasion. Plenty of arts and artisans.

Cades Cove is the most visited part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park--and for good reason. The idyllic setting of Cades Cove is a sampler of everything the Park has to offer the Smokies visitor. Interesting Tennessee cabins and other pioneer structures dot this cove and tell the history of its early inhabitants. Wildlife is abundant. More than a dozen hiking and horseback riding trails originate in Cades Cove. The Smoky Mountains, which tower above picturesque Cades Cove, serve as guardians to the Cove's serene beauty; and the splendor of color when Mother Nature empties her paint buckets on the Cove's hardwoods in the Fall is unmatched! Cades Cove is home to trout streams to tease the fly- fishing enthusiast and campgrounds are available for those who want to live in Cades Cove--even if only temporarily.

But don't try to squeeze everything to get everything done as soon as you can. Wears Valley is for kicking back and relaxing. Its about having enough and not more. Wears Valley and Townsend gives you that and thats why we wanted our business here. You came for the solitude of the mountains and you will get it here at Cove Mountain RV Resorts in Wears Valley!