Category Archive: Smoky Mountains

The Sinks

August 24, 2021

The Sinks is a scenic location on the Townsend side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It features heavy cascades that seem to pour into a drain-like basin - thus the name...

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Metcalf Bottoms: Location & Things To Do

June 16, 2021

Metcalf Bottoms is one of the most enchanting parts of the Great Smoky Mountains, and it’s easy to see why. Mountain views and a babbling brook make Metcalf Bottoms a perfect pla...

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Where To See Synchronous Fireflies

May 25, 2021

The lottery for the synchronous fireflies display at Elkmont has come and gone. If you missed your chance to enter or were not awarded a pass, don't be too disappointed. While the ...

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Get Married In The National Park

May 10, 2021

Weddings in the Smoky Mountains can take place in designated areas of the national park. Purchase a special use permit from the park and follow their guidelines for getting started...

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Mount Sterling: History & Hiking to the Fire Tower

May 3, 2021

Mount Sterling is located on the east side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and features a fire tower with the highest elevation of any fire tower in the eastern United S...

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The Townsend Wye

April 26, 2021

The Townsend Wye is the area where Lamar Alexander Parkway intersects with Little River Road. It is not only an important directional marker in the Great Smoky Mountains National P...

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Synchronous Fireflies in the Smokies

April 24, 2021

You might have seen fireflies flickering their lights after dark before, but have you ever seen them synchronize with each other? There are at least 19 different species of firefl...

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Cosby, TN | Area Information, Attractions & More

March 26, 2021

Cosby, TN is located on the northeastern border of the Smoky Mountains. Cosby is a great destination for tourists looking to get off the beaten path and away from the traffic of do...

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Winter Hiking Tips For The Great Smoky Mountains

February 1, 2021

Winter hiking in the Smoky Mountains is a unique experience for a handful of reasons. Of course the landscape looks much different than it does in other seasons; you're bound to se...

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Trail Etiquette For Hikers In The Great Smokies

November 16, 2020

Trail etiquette in the Great Smoky Mountains is an important part of experiencing the national park. When you follow the rules - both the actual rules and the understood ones - you...

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