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Top 4 Things to Know About Experiencing Fall Foliage in the Smoky Mountains

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One of the reasons why the Smoky Mountains are such a popular destination during the fall season is because of the spectacular fall foliage! This is the magical time of year when the trees transform from green into a vibrant display of orange, red, and yellow colors, and there is nothing like the sight of the mountains as these magnificent colors spread through the Smokies! Here are the top 4 things to know about experiencing fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains: Read More

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Top 4 Reasons to Plan a Vacation to the Smoky Mountains in the Summer

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While the Smoky Mountains are a fabulous destination any time of year, there is just something extra special about the summer months! This is a delightful time to experience everything that mother nature has to offer, ranging from beautiful scenery throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the thrilling rapids along on our rafting trips! Here are the top 4 reasons to plan a vacation to the Smoky Mountains in the summer: Read More

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3 Unique Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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If you’ve been to the Great Smoky Mountains before, you’ve probably tried all of the most popular activities, from driving through Cades Cove to having a picnic by the river. While these are always fun things to do, you may be looking for something a little different for your next trip. Here are 3 unique things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park you’ll want to experience on your next vacation: Read More

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4 of the Best Views in the Smoky Mountains You Can’t Miss

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The Great Smoky Mountains are known for sweeping mountain views, and you won’t be disappointed by the variety of places you can go to see them! Whether you prefer to see your views from hiking or driving, there’s a place for you to go that has incredible scenery of the mountains. Here are 4 of the best views in the Smoky Mountains you can’t miss: Read More

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5 Things to Know About Black Bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The American black bear might as well be the mascot of the Smoky Mountains! With over 1,500 bears throughout the national park, they are by far one of the most popular animals in the area. With a population density of 2 bears per square mile, it’s highly likely you’ll run into one of these creatures while you’re exploring the Smokies. Here are 5 things to know about black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Read More

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland: 4 Ways to Enjoy Smoky Mountain Winterfest

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It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! That means winter is approaching, and it’s time to celebrate in the Smokies. If you are coming into town for the holidays, then you absolutely have to enjoy all the amazing activities at Smoky Mountain Winterfest. This festival is a celebration between Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Sevier County. You and your family will love driving around and looking at the Christmas lights displays all over town. There are so many ways to enjoy Smoky Mountain Winterfest. All you have to do is get ready to have a great time! Read More

Winter hiking in the Smokies is one of the best activities to enjoy

4 of the Best Reasons to Go Winter Hiking in the Smokies

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Hiking is a great way to be a part of nature, even in the winter months! You can still enjoy hiking in one of the most beautiful places in the country. There will be select trails open in the winter, but the trails that are open will be easy to navigate. You’ll have to bundle up in warm clothing, but it’ll all be worth it when you see snow covering the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains. The breathtaking sights are just one of the many reasons you should go winter hiking in the Smokies on your next getaway. Here are 4 of the best reasons to go winter hiking in the Smokies: Read More

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3 Smoky Mountain Activities to Enjoy in the White Water Rafting Off Season

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If we had it our way, white water rafting at Smoky Mountain Outdoors would be a year round activity! Unfortunately, the cool fall and winter weather in East Tennessee means we can only offer rafting adventures during the spring and summer months. If you will be visiting the Smokies during our off season, however, there are still a number of excellent ways to enjoy the great outdoors during your vacation. To help you make the most of your trip, look at these 3 Smoky Mountain activities to enjoy in the white water rafting off season: Read More

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Top 6 Scenic Drives in the Smoky Mountains You Should Go On

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Looking for ways to explore the Smokies? Scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains are a pretty popular way to see plenty of historic sights, incredible views, and possibly wildlife. There are several roads you can drive, but we want to share some of the best ones you should try! Some are near our rafting outpost, and others make for a great day trip! Here are the top 6 scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains you should go on: Read More