Seasonal closures in the Smokies, what you need to know about Cades Cove, Dollywood, Anakeesta, Titanic

With so much going on year-round in the Smokies it’s almost strange to say that we are officially in the “off-season”.  But with two of the Smokies’ most popular attractions now closed through early March – Cades Cove and Dollywood – and Anakeesta officially running on a limited schedule, if there is an “off-season”… this […]

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The 4 best kept secret picnic spots in the Smokies

Though the pirate ships and dinner theatres are alluring, the outlet shopping appealing, the go-cart racing entertaining, the true draw of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the park itself.  Before the Sevier County night-time sky glowed giant Ferris wheels, flashing neon and questionable entertainment choices, people flocked to the […]

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Do you know what to do if you see a black bear in the Smokies? Commit these 3 safety tips to heart

There is a lot of wildlife to see in the Smoky Mountains – and it can be exciting to see animals in their natural habitat. But it’s important to remember that these beautiful creatures are wild animals, and you are a guest in their home. Since black bears are among the most notorious animals in […]

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An insider’s guide to Cades Cove in 7 easy tips

Experience drive thru wonder and awe, all the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with walking and hiking optional. The Cades Cove Loop, located a few miles beyond the Townsend  Park Entrance is one of the magnificent sights in the park. With the added bonus of being easily accessible – even for those […]

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