There’s a lot to do in the Smokies, from hiking to Dollywood to eating out at some great restaurants. At Mountain Breeze we know you budget for vacation, and that’s why we made a list of free things to do in Pigeon Forge. You’ll save your wallet a little money, but we promise you won’t fall on short of fun with these activities!
1. Old Mill
The Old Mill is a historical grist mill in Pigeon Forge. It is free to visit! You can take beautiful pictures in front of the mill and the waterfall that runs beside the mill. You are also welcome to explore the little shops that surround the Old Mill. Ty exploring the Sassafras boutique, or marvel at the impressive pottery in the Pigeon River Pottery Shop. If you have pets or kids who need to burn off some energy than take a walk behind the Old Mill. Behind the Old Mill is Patriot Park. Patriot Park is a great place to go for a nice walk, play frisbee, have a picnic, or feed the geese and ducks that hang out there.
2. Cades Cove
Inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Cades Cove. This is the most visited destination inside the national park. Why is that? Because Cades Cove is one of the prettiest places in the Smokies. You can navigate the area along the 11 mile motor trail. Along the loop you will come across rustic cabins, primitive churches, and other historical structures. You are welcome to explore all of the structures, and there are hiking trails to navigate as well like Abram Falls Trail. Cades Cove is also a great place to frequently spot wildlife like deer, turkey, and black bears! Entering the national park is free for everyone.
3. Wine Tasting
Take a trip around the area following The Rocky Top Wine Trail. The wine trail is comprised of five wineries. The locations are Mountain Valley Vineyards, Apple Barn Winery, Hillside Winery, Gatlinburg’s Sugarland Cellars Winery, and the Mill Bridge Winery. All of the wineries offer free tastings, and tours of cellars and tank rooms. You can try visiting all of the wineries in one day, but we recommend breaking it up into a few days so that you can take your time to enjoy each location. With all of the different flavors you will encounter you are to find the perfect bottle to bring back to your hotel room or as a unique gift. The Rocky Top Wine Trail is actually a little known thing to do, but is one of the best free things to do in Pigeon Forge.
4. The Island
The Island in Pigeon Forge is a one stop place for fun! You can find shopping, dining, and other entertainment. There are experiences at The Island that cost money, but there is plenty to do that is free as well! One is window shopping through the unique stores. A second is walking around taking pictures. The pictures can be of you because there are many picture perfect spots around the Island or take pictures of of the shops and decorations are the area, A third things to do is people watching. A last but not least pastime is watching the fountains. The fountains are set to music and lights that you can watch while resting in rocking chairs. Watching the fountains is a favorite among favorite free things to do in Pigeon Forge!
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