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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Top 10 things you can do in the Smokies for FREE! (for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts)

Vacationing on a budget can be tough. When I travel, I like to “pack” in a day that is free from both scheduling and financial obligations. Luckily, there are plenty of fun, free things to do in the Smokies. For the outdoorsy type: #1 — Take a Hike! From natural falls to chimney tops and […]

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