Posted by Darryl Payne in Smoky Mountains
Plan to visit Wears Valley and discover one of the most scenic drives and breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Located just off traffic light #3 in Pigeon Forge, it is also called route 321, and connects travelers between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, Tennessee. The beautiful valley was named after Colonel Samuel Wear, who moved to the area in the late 1700's. See all the scenery by accessing the Foothills Parkway or entering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Metcalf Bottoms. You will also want to book a stay in one of the many beautiful mountain rental cabins secluded in the valley. For some of the best cabins, checkout Volunteer Cabin Rentals or Hidden Mountain Resorts. Both have many cabins with lots of amenities for an enjoyable stay.
There is so much to do in Wears Valley like exploring the selection of antique stores along with lovely mountain arts and crafts. Take a peek at Antiques of Wears Valley where Donna and Nell have several collections of pots, glass from the 1930's to 1960's, and antique furniture that will make that cozy cabin or country home a splendor for mountain living. Not far from Antiques of Wears Valley will you learn where Hal and Lynne Dickerson have set up shop at the Antique Mall, near their original barn where they started the business on Lyon springs Road. The Antique Mall is a variety of antique consignment vendors who have set up curated collections of furniture, rustic wood art, barbed wire art, and many other collectables for the cabin. There is even a General Store on the property where you will enjoy homemade candy, coffee, or that perfect hand-dipped ice cream cone. While in the valley, visit Bear Camp Grill for great local food at an affordable price.
Stop and fish at the trout ponds when visiting The Homestead in Wears Valley. The Homestead was designed to replicate the National Park. The entire development was carefully planned to save the mountainside from scarring from clear-cutting. You will discover an environment that is private and stunning. Make your plans to visit a quieter side of the Smoky Mountains. Visit Wears Valley with outstanding views of Cove Mountain and the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The valley is only 10 minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!
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