About the Area
Explore the activities and scenic beauty that surround our oasis in the Smokies
The Island is located at the foothills of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which attracts more than 12 million visitors per year. As America's most visited national park, the mountains and surrounding land provide a natural canvas to build upon the fun and sights to take in during your family vacation. You can spend days exploring the park, hiking trails, and experiencing rivers and streams. There are many different ways to escape and connect with nature in the mountains, from vigorous activities like hiking, tubing, fly fishing, and horseback riding to more leisurely activities like picnicking or touring on one of the park's scenic drives, including Cade's Cove and the Foothills Parkway.
Pigeon Forge, in East Tennessee, is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and boasts year-round, changing scenery throughout the seasons. Rich in history, the very first business in Pigeon Forge dates back to the 1800s. Our town was once a small farming community, but the lure of the Smoky Mountains brought more and more visitors to the area, and new businesses were established to meet the needs of these travelers. Today, Pigeon Forge is a major tourist destination with more than 12 million visitors a year, serving as one of the premier family vacation destinations in the United States.
The beautiful Riverwalk Greenway is located directly adjacent to The Island in Pigeon Forge and follows the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. With over 4 miles of trails, The Riverwalk Greenway takes cyclists and walkers 1 mile around the old City Park loop behind the Pigeon Forge Community Center, travels along the river for 1 mile through the Island in Pigeon Forge, and then travels behind the LeConte Convention Center and along Butler St for 1.5 miles where it connects to the ½ mile trail at Patriot Park.If you're visiting us, the Riverwalk Greenway is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll, get in your exercise for the week, or bike with family or friends. Because of its easy access to The Island, it is also a great means of getting to and from our property if you are staying elsewhere in town.