Tips for a Cold Weather Hike

a cold weather hike in the Smokies

A Head to Toe Guide to Staying Warm on a Cold Weather Hike in the Smokies Winter is as good a time as any to hike in the Smokies. With the trees bare, the vistas from the trails are more frequent and views reach farther. Waterfalls that are refreshingly beautiful in the warm weather months become breath-takingly magical when covered with ice. Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying the Smokies; plan a cold weather hike. Just follow these simple tips for staying warm and …

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Holiday Lights Trolley

Winterfest 2015 is Here! It’s that time again! Starting tonight, November 10, the skies above Pigeon Forge will glow with the light from 5 million festive holiday bulbs. The 26th annual Winterfest displays will run from November through February 2016, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan a visit to Clabough’s Campground and Cabins to enjoy the show. The lights can be found up and down the Parkway in both Sevierville and Pigeon Forge (Gatlinburg has its own lights, too), so the obvious way …

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New Year’s Eve at Clabough’s

New Year's Eve at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Since 1947 singers have been asking the question: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Even though it’s only November, the question is important now. What will you be doing to ring in 2016? At Clabough’s Campground and Cabins, you can celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another at a location both relaxed and convenient to the excitement of the night. Here are three reasons to spend New Year’s Eve at Clabough’s Winter Lights on New Year’s Eve From early November …

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3 Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving with Clabough’s

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so folks are starting to make plans for the big weekend. As your family is deciding how to make this holiday the best one ever, consider these three reasons for spending Thanksgiving with Clabough’s Campground and Cabins. Black Friday: Thanksgiving Shopping With the close proximity to the largest outlet shopping in the Southeast, Clabough’s is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to maximize your Black Friday deals. You can enjoy the big turkey day on Thursday, lounge …

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Hike to Falls in the Fall

Grotto Falls hike

Time to Hike There’s still plenty of fall color to be seen in the areas around Clabough’s Campground and Cabins, so now is the time to lace up your comfortable shoes and hit the trail to see some falls in the fall. These five hikes will take you through the autumn color to see some gorgeous waterfalls. Grotto Falls If you plan on visiting Gatlinburg while you’re staying at Clabough’s, this is the hike for you. Take the opportunity to get off the beaten path …

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Fall Color and Christmas Shopping

Stores line a wide walkway at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

A visit to Clabough’s Campground during the glorious month of October presents a perfect opportunity to experience the wide spectrum of the best that the area has to offer. Most people flock to the region at this time of year to see the fall color, some of the best in the world. Through the month you’ll see the leaves changing everywhere that you go. Start Your Christmas Shopping And as long as you’re in the Sevierville/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area to enjoy the autumn display, you can …

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Autumn Color Comes to Clabough’s

Autumn color is coming to Clingman's Dome.

There’s no doubt about it. Autumn is definitely on its way. The air is getting cooler, especially at night. Football season is in full swing. Apples and pumpkins are everywhere. And the trees have started their miraculous yearly transformation. It’s one of the best reasons to visit the Smokies each year: fall color. Throughout October, everywhere you look near Clabough’s you’ll see brilliant bursts of reds, oranges, and yellows. Autumn Color at Clingman’s Dome The trees up high in the mountains have already begun to …

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Cosby Daytrip

Holloway's County Home Quilts in Cosby, Tennessee

Cosby is a quaint Tennessee town only 45 minutes from Clabough’s and makes the perfect daytrip because no matter which route you take, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains. GPS will route you either through Sevierville or through Gatlinburg. Consider traveling to Cosby in one direction and coming back from the other so you can soak up as much scenery as possible. Trolls Created from Found Art at Studio 5 in Cosby Originally from Denmark, the Arensback family was drawn …

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Caves in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee

Caves - Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Gap Cave

Learn about the past lives of Appalachian Mountain caves – everything from bootlegger havens for brewing moonshine, to ancient Native American Indian dwellings, to the playgrounds of curious kids from the previous generation. Go from mountain top, to under the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. See one of a kind rock formations, feel the coolness of the constant 58 degree temperature of the caves and enjoy the perfect indoor rainy day activity. Many caves operate with seasonal hours (peak times April to October), so be …

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Master the Greens with These Mini-Golf Tips

After a day relaxing around the pool or floating along the lazy river at Clabough’s Campground, your family will be ready for a little competitive excitement. When you head out to one of the several mini-golf locations in the Pigeon Forge area, you’ll want to maximize your putting potential by using these five mini-golf tips for a more successful game. Grab the putter that’s right for you. Too short and you’ll be hunkered over the golf ball like a lumbering black bear. Too long and you …

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