We (me, husband, boys ages 11,14,16, 23) are planning a trip (7 days) starting around Asheville and moving on to Pigeon Forge and back to Asheville. After seeing Chimney Rock near Asheville we've planned on stopping in Hartford for river rafting, and ending up at Dollywood for a day and a half. Also we were going to see the Dixie Stampede, the Forbidden Caves and the Magic show at Wonderworks. Leaving Pigeon Forge we plan on driving 441 through the Smoky Mtns, Cherokee and back to Asheville. After that we will drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway to Blowing Rock before heading back to Raleigh.
Where are some good short hikes or stops from Pigeon Forge to Cherokee? We plan on taking the whole day to get from Pigeon Forge to Asheville. We would like to make stops every so often throughout the day.