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Happy anniversary Smoky Mountains!

Did you know that tomorrow is the big day we say Happy Anniversary to the Smoky Mountains? June 15th is the Smoky Mountains 90th birthday if you go by when Tennessee and North Carolina donated 300,000 acres of land[...]

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Cakes Cove Hiking Bridge

Hiking In Cades Cove

Cades Cove with its broad, lush, green valley surrounded by mountains is a can’t-miss kind of place, especially for hiking. More than 11 million people visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year, and nearly 4 million of them[...]

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Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a great time for a guys’ trip to the Smokies Father’s Day is fast approaching – June 16 will be here before you know it! What are you doing for Dad or Grandad or what are[...]

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Smoky Mountain Spring

Take A Hike … In The Great Smoky Mountains

With stunning views throughout the more than 500,000 acres of land, there’s plenty of luscious landscape to explore, admire, and hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but how does one hike safe? As the highest visited national park in[...]

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Gatlinburg Spring

4 Keys to Enjoying Smoky Mountain Wilderness

Check your backpack before hiking the twisted trails of the Smoky Mountain wilderness. Is everything you need securely inside? Carefully packing for any hiking trip is as important as a hiking buddy and people at home who know your[...]

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5 Fun Things To Do In Water

When you are planning a family vacation to the Smoky Mountains, you have to find things the kids will love. What could be better than a series of water activities on summer vacation?  They’ll keep you cool while providing[...]

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Smoky Mountain Pool Lodge

Why Choose A Cabin

Are you planning your next vacation and not sure where to stay, we say- Choose a Cabin! If your wondering why, you’ll find everything you need to know right here. With breathtaking views and no shortage of activities, the[...]

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Mother and Daughter Sitting

Mother’s Day 2024

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12 – take mom – or yourself – on a girls’ weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains for Mother’s Day! There is so much to do and so many ways to relax. Let’s start[...]

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Glowing Fireflies

Synchronous Fireflies 2024

Each year in the Great Smoky Mountains for a few magical nights in June, one of the 19 species of fireflies in the park – the Photinus carolinus – synchronize their flashing pattern during mating season. It’s a sight[...]

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Butterflies at Dollywood

Spring Festivals 2024

Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king, Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring, Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing: Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo! –Thomas Nashe Smoky Mountain spring has sprung,[...]

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Quiet Walking Sign

Hiking Trails For Seniors

Aging doesn’t have to mean missing out on hiking in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Great Smoky Mountains National Park has hiking trails for everyone and every skill level. If you’ve got older adults, senior citizens, or group members with[...]

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