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Scenic drive in the Smoky Mountains during fall

6 Must-See Smoky Mountain Scenic Drives in the Fall

DATE : September 1, 2022

The Smoky Mountains become one of the most colorful places in the US each fall. The area turns into a gold, orange and red paradise as the leaves change color against the backdrop of mountain spires. You can enjoy breathtaking views on an afternoon drive or spend a weekend winding your way through mountain roads. To help you decide where to go, we've made a list of the top 6 must-see Smoky Mountain scenic drives in the fall! 
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4 Fun Things to Do in Cades Cove

DATE : June 14, 2022

Cades Cove is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Guests can either take the drive along the 11-mile scenic loop or get out and explore some of the trails in the park. No matter what you decide to do, you are guaranteed to see beautiful mountain views, and maybe even a few critters. Here are 4 fun things to do in Cades Cove: 
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9 Best Places to See an Amazing Smoky Mountains Sunset and Sunrise

DATE : April 4, 2022

There is nothing quite like the beauty of a sunrise or sunset, especially in the Smoky Mountains! Although the mountains can often block the gorgeous red and orange hues of daybreak and dusk, there are many locations that provide the perfect vantage point for an excellent view. Some of these locations are easy to get to, and all you need to do is park your car, sit back, and enjoy. Others are more of a challenge with steep hiking trails, but you will be well rewarded for your effort with gorgeous views. Here are 9 of the best places where you can enjoy an amazing Smoky Mountains sunset and sunrise. 
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Top 3 Outdoor Attractions in Pigeon Forge You Have to Visit

DATE : October 10, 2021

If you’re planning on spending some time in Pigeon Forge during your next Smokies vacation, you have to check out a few of the award-winning outdoor attractions! From roller coasters to go-kart tracks, you’ll find an activity that everyone in your family will love. Here are the top 3 outdoor attractions in Pigeon Forge that you can’t miss on your next trip: 
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5 Best Autumn Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

DATE : September 16, 2021

If you’re interested in seeing some of the most beautiful fall colors in the country, you have to plan a trip to the Smokies! From mid-October to early November, you’ll be able to see the peak of bright reds, yellows and oranges paint the mountains. It’s a sight unlike any other! Here are 4 of the best Autumn hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Newfound Gap in the Smoky Mountains

5 Must-Visit Places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

DATE : August 12, 2020

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers 520,000 acres of land that is split almost evenly between Tennessee and North Carolina. If you’re planning a trip to the park for the first time you’ll likely find that putting together an itinerary can be overwhelming. We wanted to help make the process easier so we’ve put together 5 must-visit places that you’ll want to explore in the park. If you can’t make it to all of them during your visit then tuck the list away for a future getaway to America’s most favorite national park. 
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10 Interesting Facts About The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

DATE : April 20, 2020

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is packed full of beauty and opportunities for adventure. The area and its history also comes with never-ending facts and information. Here are 10 of our favorite interesting facts about the park! 
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10 of the Best Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

DATE : February 25, 2020

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America. Take one scenic drive through the park and you will easily see why so many people are drawn to the area. However, to truly experience the charm and beauty of the mountains you must take a walk among the trees. We have put together 10 of the best hikes in the Smoky Mountains to get you started on your own adventures in our little corner of Appalachia! 
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3 Best Family Friendly Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

DATE : November 26, 2019

Year after year millions of families come to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in hopes of making memories that will last a lifetime! Spending time on a trail is an excellent way for families to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with each other! Here are 5 family friendly hikes that will help to make your next vacation in the Smokies unforgettable! 
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4 Top Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for Families

DATE : October 15, 2019

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is filled with great things to do for guests of all ages. However, we wanted to list a few of the top things for families to do while visiting the park. A trip to the Smokies is one that families will remember for years to come and often becomes a family tradition that is carried on for decades! Here are some experiences that you won’t want to miss on your next family vacation to the Smoky Mountains! 
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Swimming in the Smokies: 12 Best Spots

DATE : July 1, 2019

If you are planning a summer trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, you will likely want to know of some great places to go swimming in The Smokies on hot days. There are various swimming holes throughout the Smokies that offer both fun and beauty, so you will be hard pressed to find an area that doesn't have a spot to cool down. Here are the top swimming holes in the Great Smoky Mountains. 
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3 Things to Know About the History of Gatlinburg

DATE : April 8, 2019

The history of a place is just as vital to its spirit as present time. When history is appreciated and carried on then it creates a place that people feel connected to regardless of if they are guests for a day or residents for many years. There is no doubt that the history of Gatlinburg and the Smokies play a great part in the way millions of people return to the Smoky Mountains time after time. We decided to share with you a few things that we believe help to make up the charm of wonderful town. 
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