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Synchronous Fireflies 2024

Glowing Fireflies

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 to behold. What are they and how can you see them? We’ll tell you! Scientists studying […]

Spring Festivals 2024

Butterflies at Dollywood

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, and we celebrate with spring festivals. Check our list of fun in the Smokies and book […]

Hiking Trails For Seniors

Quiet Walking Sign

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 limited mobility, you’ll want to check out this list of hiking trails for seniors in the […]

Smoky Mountain Cabin

Log Wild Cabin

As the vibrant hues of spring paint the landscape, there’s no better time to escape to the serene embrace of a Smoky Mountain Cabin. 🌸🏞️ Embrace the crisp mountain air and the sweet melodies of nature as you embark on an unforgettable adventure. Our exclusive rentals offer the perfect retreat, surrounded by lush greenery and […]

Spring Break 2024

Family on The Water Slide

The mountains are calling you for Spring Break, and we know all the fun things to do!

Wilderness Week

Wilderness Wildlife Week Set for 32nd Year in Pigeon Forge Get into the wild of the Great Smoky Mountains during Wilderness Wildlife Week Jan. 22-25. Celebrate the natural features, creatures, and cultures of the Great Smoky Mountains with wildlife experts, panel discussions, craft classes and excursions through the mountains during this FREE event, now in […]

Bring In The New Year

View Post How will you bring in The New Year? New Year’s Eve is nearly here! If you haven’t made plans yet or are looking for something more interesting than sitting on your couch watching thousands of people freeze in Times Square, we have the best ideas for you – come to the Smokies! In […]

Christmas Shopping In The Smokies 2023

Whether you are Christmas shopping or Hanukkah shopping, the towns in the Great Smoky Mountains have shops with something unique for everyone on your list. Enjoy snacks and entertainment while you’re there! Find original hand-made art can be found in The Arts and Crafts Community. Do the Loop, as locals say, to find the perfect gifts. The […]

Waterfall Hikes

Are you looking for a waterfall hike? The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a popular vacation getaway for good reason.  We have beautiful mountain peaks, many of the highest in the eastern US.  We’re also home to more than 2900 miles of flowing streams. Flowing streams means plenty of waterfalls!  Ask any visitor to the park […]

5 Ways To Avoid Crowds in Gatlinburg

Sometimes we just want to avoid crowds in Gatlinburg and get away from everyone except our loved ones when we vacation. The Great Smoky Mountains is perfect for doing just that. The Smokies are the place to enjoy the quiet of the mountains, a secluded cabin, walks in the woods, wildlife, fishing, or a peaceful […]

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