Nail Tech Event of the Smokies

Great Smoky Mountains


  Nestled in the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, you'll discover amazing attractions, outdoor adventures, plus shopping & restaurants in a quaint village setting known as Gatlinburg. This is the place to make memories your family & friends will be talking about for years!


           
 

At Traffic light #8 in Gatlinburg- take Historic Nature Trail till you see signs for "Roaring Fork Rd. Motor Nature Trail".

Go straight at the 3-way stop sign. Do NOT go UP the hill to the Park Vista hotel (left side of road). You'll pass a sign for Mynatt Park on your right. Keep going straight. Eventually it will become a one way road.

 
One way roads are narrow & steep in places; not recommended for RV's or trucks pulling trailers! 


  • picnic
  • hike long or short trails
  • scenic walk ways
  • waterfalls
  • streams
  • Appalachian settlers cabins
  • amazing views
  • see wildlife, including black bears!
             


   
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    You will enter the Great Smoky National Park from Gatlinburg after Traffic light #10. Continuing straight over the mountains (about an hour's drive) will take you to Cherokee, NC.  Roads are very winding with hairpin turns & top speed is 35 mph.

   To get to Cades Cove, turn RIGHT at the Sugarlands Visitors Center & follow the road till you reach Cades Cove (about 45 minutes due to winding roads & max speed is 35mph).

   Townsend is located about 7 miles from Cades Cove & it's known as "The Quiet Side of the Smokies" for a reason. If you don't want all the traffic, trinkets & t-shirt shops, then THIS is the place for you!



                              

    Inside the National Park you will see:

  • streams for trout fishing, swimming or tubing
  • bridges
  • campgrounds
  • waterfalls
  • scenic walk ways
  • hiking trails including the Appalachian Trail!
  • picnic areas
  • wildlife such as deer, turkey, fox, raccoon, & black bears
  • amazing views from scenic overlooks
  • Clingman's Dome 
  • Sugarlands Visitors Center
  • tubing at the "Wye" near Townsend
  • Cades Cove- scenic 11 mile, one way loop that must be experienced! 
  • horseback riding
  • hay wagon rides at Cades Cove
  • Original Appalachian settlers cabins 
  • Appalachian churches with cemeteries 
  • Old working grist mill

              

           


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