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Top Activities in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN for Social Distancing

Let’s face it, we live in a different world nowadays and the tourism industry has been hit hard due to COVID-19. However, there are still plenty of activities in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN for you to enjoy. The Gateway to the Smoky Mountains is adjacent to many hiking trails and picnic areas. Although you may not be able to eat in the restaurants, some of them are still open for takeout. The Cabin Rental Store is still open for business and we can find you a fabulous rental home that comes with every amenity that you may desire.


Hiking Trails

The Smokies are filled with breathtaking hiking trails and there is a path for people of all different abilities. This national park is opening up gradually and there are a couple of trails that you can take to enjoy the diverse terrain in the area.


Greenbriar Cove Trailhead

Level: Easy

Length: 4 miles

This lovely trail in the northern region of the mountains is the perfect place to hike with your family. The hike is an easy way to get some exercise and enjoy the beauty of the mountains. The trail is not steep at all and you will see several old homesteads along the way. A portion of the trail goes along a ravine where there were once several Appalachian communities.


Charlie’s Bunion

Length 8 miles (4 miles each way)

Trailhead location:  107 Park Headquarters Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

This section hike on the Appellation Trail takes you on a four-mile trip through the forest to a large rock where you can get a breathtaking view of the area. The last part of the trail is a bit narrow and there are some exposed cliffs, so it is not for beginners or the faint of heart.


Open Restaurants


Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Hours: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm daily

This popular restaurant is open for business and it is a great place to get takeout. They are famous for their large breakfasts and reasonable prices.


No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina

555 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Hours: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm daily

This fun and festive Mexican eatery serves great food and huge drinks. There large portions of food are more than enough for one person and they are open for take-out meals.


Relax in Your Own Cabin

One good thing about Gatlinburg is that you don’t need to be entertained. You can kick back in a rented cabin and enjoy the views. The Cabin Rental Store has many different cabins that are equipped with such amenities as highspeed internet hot tubs and private pools. Our homes are very popular, so give us a call today and start planning out all the fun activities in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN you want to enjoy!


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