We encourage you to explore the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Pavillion in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It’s true some of the best things in life are free and this is one great idea for family fun things to do in the Smokies!
Enter the Great Smoky Mountain National Park through the Metcalf Bottoms entrance on Wears Valley Road and be on the lookout for Line Springs Road. Line Springs Road will deliver you to the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area where you will find a beautiful rushing stream, picnic tables, walking areas with wildlife and more. It has been called the “jewel of the Smokies” for some time by quite a few travelers, and this is surely an accurate description for it in Wears Valley. Fishing, swimming and picnic areas will be very near and convenient to your Magical Mountain Getaway cabin.
Cades Cove is a crowd-pleaser with its history and wildlife. This 11-mile loop road offers a self-guided tour of historic homesteads, preserved structures and churches. Mountain vistas, beautiful pastureland, abundant wildlife and a visitor’s center allow the visitor a real feel for what it was like for the early settlers to the area. An additional feature of Cades Cove is access to the trail head to Abrams Falls, a relatively easy 5-mile round trip hike. From this trail, Abrams Creek bends away in a horseshoe shape to a secluded area favored by anglers for trout fishing. Plan on spending the entire day in Cades Cove!