Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Outdoor attractions family fun

     Take a drive down the Parkway in Pigeon Forge to stoplight #10 and take a right into valley making your way to Little Cove Road. Along the way you drive through the woods of the Great Smoky Mountains region. This pastoral scene puts you in the right state of mind for an exciting afternoon at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa. There you will enjoy some of the best horse riding conditions in the Smokies, as well as ATV rides, Gem Mining, Fishing, Petting Zoo, Picnic area, Museum and General Store. Plenty of activities for an exciting day in the Smokies or just a relaxing afternoon picnicking with the family and drowning worms in the pond.

Fishing Museum General Store in Pigeon ForgeHorseback riding in the SmokiesThe horseback trail is 3.5 miles long and takes about an hour and a half. You will ride horses that are well-groomed, sure footed, even tempered and well taken care of, so they will take care of you on the trail. The stable flooring is concrete and is kept exceptionally clean which is not only good for the horses, but good for the rider, especially if they aren't wearing their boots. Their loading ramp is safe and easy making mounting your gentle horse a very comfortable experience. On the trail your guide will inform and entertain you and you will return to the stable smarter, relaxed and feeling like a real accomplished horse rider.

ATV rides Smoky MountainsThe ATV experience is also a great experience but know that you will ride through some creeks and mud holes and there may be some flying dirt, which for most of us just improves the experience. The one-hour ride will take you to the top of the ridge where you will experience some amazing views of our gorgeous Smoky Mountains.

Big Rock General Store and Museum near Gatlinburg

Fishing, Gem Mining, the Petting Zoo, Museum, General Store and Playground all provide you and your group with plenty to do for kids of all ages. The staff at Big Rock Dude Ranch is there to ensure that you have a wonderful time enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer in her beautiful Smoky Mountains. Get more information about Big Rock and the other attractions, restaurants, live shows, accommodations and restaurants in the Smokies at  http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. Also download the BRG App for additional deals and information.