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Beautiful fall hiking trail in the Smoky Mountains.

3 Amazing Outdoor Smoky Mountain Activities for the Fall Season

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Fall in the Smoky Mountains is an amazing time of the year. The fall colors are out in full force with its vibrant colors of red, orange, and yellow, the days are getting cooler, and celebration of the harvest season is all around you. With the fall colors on display you and your family are going to want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Well that is one of the great things about the Smoky Mountain region, there are a ton of outdoor attractions in the Smoky Mountains for you and your family to enjoy this fall season. These are just a few of the most sensational outdoor Smoky Mountain activities in the fall for you and your family to enjoy during your visit to the area. Read More

Pigeon River in the Smoky Mountains

How Did the Pigeon River Get Its Name?

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rushing water bubbling over stones creating whitewaterFor those visiting the Smokies, some of the most memorable views are of the striking blue haze surrounding the mountains and the clear, rushing water of the Pigeon River. The easiest way to see the best views of the Smoky Mountains and the Pigeon River are with Smoky Mountain Outdoors’ Gatlinburg white water rafting adventures. Read More

Abrams Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Go Chasing Waterfalls at Abrams Falls

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The Great Smoky Mountains are blessed with a plethora of natural beauty. In addition to diverse wildlife and stunning whitewater rapids, the Smokies are also home to a number of gorgeous waterfalls. With over 200,000 visitors a year, waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are some of the of biggest attractions in Gatlinburg. Abrams Falls is one of the best waterfalls in the Smokies. Read More

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Magnificent Wildflowers in Bloom at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Wildflower in the Great Smoky Mountains National ParkThere are over 1,500 kinds of wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is the greatest collection of wildflowers found in any park in the United States, so much so that sometimes the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is nicknamed “Wildflower National Park.” Though the wildflowers have different seasons and bloom at different times you can be sure to find a flower in bloom at any time of the year. Ephemerals start the year off with a bloom in February through April and then go dormant by May or June. You can see them flower and fruit in late winter and early spring. These wildflowers are in sync with the overstory trees. They flower and fruit when there is plentiful sunlight and a high soil moisture and nutrient content. They start to decay at the beginning of summer. Read More

The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge.

TripAdvisor Names Best Places to Eat in Pigeon Forge

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The popular travel review site TripAdvisor honors businesses who have demonstrated exemplary customer service and positive customer reviews. According to TripAdvisor, these delicious places to eat in Pigeon Forge are long time tourist favorites, and the perfect addition to your families next meal in the Smokies. Read More

entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

History Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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History Of The Great Smoky Mountains National ParkIn the 1700s, the Great Smoky Mountains were inhabited by the Cherokee Indians who were a very culturally advanced people. They had their own written alphabet and had permanent towns and intricate political systems in place. During the 1830s, however, the United States government forcibly removed the bulk of the tribe to Indian Territory which later became the state of Oklahoma. In the midst of this exodus, a Cherokee warrior named Tsali led a quiet revolt and stayed hidden with some of the other tribe members in an area that would later become the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read More

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Cades Cove Loop Great for Wildlife Viewing in the Great Smoky Mountains

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If you’re hoping to spot some Smoky Mountain wildlife while you’re in the area, one of the best places to visit is Cades Cove! When you visit this popular area, you’ll have the opportunity to spot black bears, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and more. We’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about the Cades Cove Loop and wildlife viewing in the Smoky Mountains. Read More