Posts Tagged ‘ Hiking in the Smokies ’

20 Ideas for the Perfect Day Trip to the Smokies

With the first day of school around the corner for most, and already here for some, parents are probably looking for a final hurrah before the school year sets in. Luckily for you, Pigeon Forge has plenty of awesome attractions that make for a perfect day trip to the Smokies before the kids head off.

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An Outdoor Playground for All

The weather here in the Smoky Mountains has been stunning this year! Amazing temperatures, nice breezes and light rain have formed a beautiful and ideal outdoor playground! It is a perfect summer for a picnic in the Smokies. Grab your favorite picnic foods and head down to the creek. Make sure that our cub reporter,

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Great News in the Great Smokies! We’re Open!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will open at midnight Wednesday, Oct. 16 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, unless the government shutdown is not ended during that time. According to a recent report on WATE-TV, an agreement was reached today between Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and North Carolina Governor Pat

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Being on top of the world

This location is the highest lodge in the eastern United States. It sits at an elevation of 6400 feet. This location is only accessibly by hiking for there are no roads that lead to the top. Have you guessed the mystery location? If you answered LeConte Lodge then you are correct. The lodge sits just below Mt. LeConte,

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Waterfalls in the Smokies

The national park has many unique features that you can not find anywhere else. From the abundance of wildlife and plant life, everywhere you look there is something new to discover. A feature that attracts visitors to the national park are the waterfalls. Each year over 200,000 visitors come to see the waterfalls and with

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Springtime in the Smokies

Spring in East Tennessee marks the beginning of the 63rd Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg, TN.  From April 23-27, the nation’s top experts on botanicals in the Smoky Mountains will be giving educational lectures open to the public. Founded in 1951, the 5 day event will have 150 programs ranging from lectures on plants, wildflowers, mosses and wildlife native to the area. This will be a

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Take a Hike in the Smokies

Without a doubt, hiking the Smokies is one of the most popular activities for guests visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the more popular hiking destinations you may want to consider when planning a trip to the Smokies. We’ll be telling you about more in the

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