Top 3 Best Picnic Areas Near Pigeon Forge, TN

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There’s just something about eating outdoors. Beautiful mountains, warm sun, and a cool breeze – they just seem to combine in a way that makes the food taste better. Whether you take advantage of one of the parks in town or visit a picnic area in the national park, you’ll always remember dining while being surrounded by the natural beauty of East Tennessee. To help, here’s our Best Three Picnic Spots near Pigeon Forge.

1. Patriot Park

Patriot Park is one of the most popular Picnic areas in Pigeon Forge. It is just a few block away from Willow Brook Lodge. It’s central location next to The Old Mill Square and the Pigeon Forge Trolley Station makes it a perfect spot for those wanting to picnic without leaving the city.

Patriot Park has a beautifully manicured field where you can put down a blanket and enjoy nature at its finest.  You can also experience a number of unique artifacts, including a replica of the Liberty Bell, missile used in the Gulf War, and flags from all 50 states.

2. Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area

Great Smoky Mountains near Willow Brook Lodge in Pigeon Forge

Situated beside the Little River, Metcalf Bottoms is located close to the Wears Valley entrance of the national park. Home to a large pavilion accommodating up to 70, 122 picnic tables, and charcoal grills, Metcalf Bottoms is one of the best picnic spots in the area. This fantastic picnic area boasts 122 tables, charcoal grills, and a large pavilion that can accommodate up to 70 guests.

 We recommending following up dessert with a walk down the nearby Metcalf Bottoms Trail where you can view the Walker Sisters Cabin and the Little Greenbrier School.

3. Cades Cove Picnic Area

Guests of Willow Brook Lodge find themselves just a short drive away from the beautiful Cades Cover Picnic Area. Located just before the entrance to Cades Cove Loop Road, this year round picnic area houses 80 tables. Each table has its own charcoal grill. Walk off your mean by strolling down Loop Road and enjoying the breath taking mountain views and incredible wildlife that make Cades Cove the most visited section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Guests of Willow Brook Lodge are just minutes away from these and other great Smoky Mountain picnic spots! What better way to enjoy both the wonderful scenery and great food available only here in East Tennessee! Won’t you join us? Book your stay today!

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