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January 21, 2021

Pigeon Forge Official Travel Guide

For those who would be interested to see/have a printed Travel Guide for the city of Pigeon Forge, the city provides one that you can have sent to you by putting in your address on a form of their tourism site, www.mypigeonforge.com. A digital version for 2021 will be available at a […]
November 12, 2020

Synchronous Fireflies

We wanted to repost an article from the main Great Smoky Mountain National Park website that we felt was worth your reading. Check it out! “Synchronous fireflies (Photinus carolinus) are one of at least 19 species of fireflies that live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They are the only species in […]
November 12, 2020

Bears in the Smokies

We wanted to repost an article from the main Great Smoky Mountain National Park website that we felt was worth your reading. Check it out! “Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States where black bears can live in wild, natural surroundings. Bears […]
November 12, 2020

Smoky Mountain Wildflowers

We wanted to repost an article from the main Great Smoky Mountain National Park website that we felt was worth your reading. Check it out! “Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a world-renowned preserve of wildflower diversity—over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants are found in the park, more than in any other […]
October 30, 2020

How You Can Be #SmokiesSafe

This video comes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park website. Visit the official GSMNP National Park website at https://www.nps.gov/grsm/.
August 14, 2020

Upcoming Events in Townsend at GSM Heritage Center

See what’s going on at the Great Smoky Mountain Visitor Center in Townsend throughout this month and next: Now – August 16th * Reba Rhyne and Robin Greenlee Book signing, coasters and cutting boards. August 24 – August 29 * Maxine Falls Art and jewelry. August 28, 2020 * Elizabeth Rose and […]
January 10, 2020

Where To See Snow in the Smokies

Now that the Winter Holidays are done for another 10 months or so, we enter a quieter season of the other half of Winterfest in the Smokies. Don’t think that there isn’t anything worth coming to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Wears Valley, though, with the special events no longer the big focus […]
September 13, 2019

Along Little River Road

Laurel Falls The moderate 2.6 mile trail to Laurel Falls is one of the Park’s most traveled. The trail divides the waterfall in two. At the top, Laurel Branch bursts from a grove of rhododendron, or “laurel” as it was called by early settlers, and falls nearly 50 feet to collect in […]
September 13, 2019

Inside the National Park

70 miles of the trail pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Within the Park’s borders, the trail crosses from Davenport Gap near Big Creek on the east to Fontana Dam, N.C. on the southwest, reaching a halfway point at Newfound Gap. It passes near or over several of the highest peaks […]