Winter Hiking Safety Tips

Safety Tips for Winter Hiking the Smoky Mountains

It is hard to resist the lure of fluffy white snow against evergreen trees in the Great Smoky Mountains. The silent solitude of mountains covered in snow, frosty fresh air and exercise are great for the mind and body. Before heading out into the winter conditions be sure to remember these safety tips:
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Best Holiday Restaurants in Gatlinburg

Best Holiday Restaurants in Gatlinburg

The five best holiday restaurants in Gatlinburg are Crocketts Breakfast Camp, Taste of Italy, Melting Pot, Big Daddy’s Pizzeria, and Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs. In this article, I will explain what makes these restaurants great, as well as add insight as to what other reviewers had to say upon experiencing the food and atmosphere in these five locations.
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Fun Things to Do During December 2017 in Gatlinburg

Fun Things to do in Gatlinburg in December

If the inauguration of holiday lights, marching bands, seasonal music and floats including one for the Jolly Ole Elf himself are just what you need to awaken you for this special time of year, you will be in luck in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, starting on December 1, 2017.
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Top 5 Winter Hikes in the Smokies

Top 5 Winter Hikes in the Smokies

Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains is an essential part of any vacation within the area. Beautiful forests and waterfalls await on the trails, and, even though the winters can be a bit on the chilly side, there really is no better time to reap the full beauty of the landscapes.
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Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

Winter Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales

One of the most anticipated local winter pleasures in the beautiful Smoky Mountains is the annual Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales event, which will bring music, culture, and holiday fun to the streets of Gatlinburg. The popular event takes place on select dates beginning the day after Thanksgiving and continuing through mid-December. Residents and holiday visitors to the area flock to the streets to enjoy the live entertainment every year.
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Things to Do in the Great Smokies During the Fall

The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina are one of Appalachia’s most treasured gems, and never more so than in the Fall. Ridge after ridge of painted red and golden hues sweep across miles of low, misty mountains. More than a few artists and poets have found a well of inspiration in these beautiful forests. The Smokies rank consistently among America’s most wonderful Fall destinations, and there is no shortage of attractions. Here are some of the best Fall activities to enjoy in the Smokies and the towns that call them home.
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Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

A winter visit to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains would not be complete without experiencing two of the city’s signature celebratory events. The Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff, held November 8, marks the beginning of the city’s annual three month long Magic Trolley Ride of Lights tours through sparkling and enchanting holiday displays.
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Best Fall Hikes of the Smokies

Best Fall Hikes of the Smokies

A visit to the Great Smoky Mountains in the fall is an amazing experience. The leaves are turning to vibrant shades of reds, yellows, and oranges. Hiking in the Smokies during fall can give you up close views of those changing leaves. There are many different trails throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and they vary in skill level from beginning to expert. The following are some of the best fall hikes of the Smokies.
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