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Hiking In Cades Cove

Cakes Cove Hiking Bridge

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 choose a trip to Cades Cove for its beauty, history, and wildlife. There are terrific hiking […]

Happy Father’s Day

Golf

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 you doing for yourself? Check out the Great Smoky Mountains – it has a lot to […]

Take A Hike … In The Great Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Spring

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 the United States, the Smoky Mountains hosts 11 million annual visitors every single year. Smoky Mountain […]

4 Keys to Enjoying Smoky Mountain Wilderness

Gatlinburg Spring

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 plans and general whereabouts. These are only four gear items important to remember, but regardless of […]

5 Fun Things To Do In Water

rafting

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 a ton of fun. Here are five of the best options! 1. Wild Bear Falls Water […]

Why Choose A Cabin

Smoky Mountain Pool Lodge

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 whole family is sure to enjoy your trip. But, what’s even better than going to the […]

Mother’s Day 2024

Mother and Daughter Sitting

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 with the pampering! Get pampered by professionals when you book a spa day. A local favorite […]

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 […]

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