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Newfound Gap in the Smoky Mountains

DATE : August 12, 2020

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

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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sunset in the great smoky mountains national park

DATE : April 20, 2020

10 Interesting Facts About The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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Clingmans Dome Road

DATE : February 25, 2020

10 of the Best Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

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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entrance to the gatlinburg trail

DATE : November 26, 2019

3 Best Family Friendly Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

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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father and son walking to Clingmans Dome

DATE : October 15, 2019

4 Top Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for Families

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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abrams falls

DATE : July 1, 2019

Swimming in the Smokies: 12 Best Spots

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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Gatlinburg sign

DATE : April 8, 2019

3 Things to Know About the History of Gatlinburg

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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A black bear cub in a tree in the Smoky Mountains.

DATE : April 30, 2018

Wildlife Viewing Tips: Finding Your Favorite Smoky Mountain Animals

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is famous for its spectacular wildlife! The Smokies are home to around 65 species of mammals, more than 200 varieties of birds, over 80 types of reptiles and amphibians, and 67 native fish species. When you vacation in Gatlinburg, TN, you will have ample opportunities to see these fascinating critters around the park. To help you make the most of your next getaway, the Bearskin Lodge has put together a guide to finding some of the most popular Smoky Mountain animals. 
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Scenic drive in the Smoky Mountains during fall

DATE : October 17, 2017

Must See Smoky Mountain Scenic Drives In The Fall

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, […]
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Photo of the Smoky Mountains during the fall

DATE : September 22, 2017

Smokies in The Fall: Best Time to See The Colors

The Smokies in the fall provide a seven week period from late September through early November when you can see trees changing to their beautiful fall foliage around Gatlinburg. It all starts at the higher elevations above 4,000 feet in late September and travels down the mountainsides until it reaches peak season at the bottom […]
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