The Smokies: 4 Things to do on Labor Day

Labor Day Activities in the Smokies

Make your final weekend of summer the best one yet and head to the Smokies! This incredible vacation destination offers something for everyone. Have fun, make memories, and celebrate an unforgettable end to the season.
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Fall Weekend Getaway Tips for the Smokies

Fall Weekend Getaway Tips for the Smokies

Late summer is the time to plan for a fall weekend getaway, and the Great Smokey Mountains provides the perfect cool and colorful escapes. This area has all the vibrant colors of New England’s rolling hills and villages at a later date. While New England draws Fall visitors in late September, the Great Smokies area puts on its stunning show of color from mid-October in the higher elevations to early November in the lower ones.
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Best Places and Times To View the Eclipse in the Smokies

Best Places and Times To View the Eclipse in the Smokies

A visit to the Smokies isn’t complete without spending some time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather and mountain views. If you’re in the area on August, 21st, 2017, you can also take in the amazing solar eclipse at one of many locations in the area. The following is some information on the solar eclipse, plus some ideas of the best places to see the 2017 solar eclipse while in the Smokies.
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Best Places for Tubing in the Smokies

Tubing In The Smokies

Are you looking for some summertime fun this year? What better way to spend a warm day than tubing in the Smokies. Tubing offers a more relaxed and family friendly alternative to kayaking and rafting in the area. The Smoky Mountains has numerous locations for your next adventure. Here are a few of the best places to go tubing in the Smokies.
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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 2017

Smoky Mountain Songwriter's Festival

It just doesn’t get any better than a peaceful retreat in the Smoky Mountains. These ancient wonders, between 200-300 million years old are crisscrossed by hundreds of hiking trails and draw nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, families, and people who just want to leave the hustle and bustle behind and relax in the majesty of the Smokies. They’re the place to go when you just need to chill out.
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Best Places to Picnic in the Smokies

Best Places to Picnic in the Smokies

Rising along the divide between Tennessee and North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains have been designated an International Biosphere Reserve and a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. The lower elevations are covered with the largest old growth forest east of the Mississippi River while the upper elevations are covered with Southern Appalachian spruce-fir trees. This park has many wonderful places to have a picnic.
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Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair – July 14th – 23rd

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

The annual summer Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair will be held from July 14th through July 23rd, 2017. This event highlights the culture and history of the Smoky Mountains through music, crafts, and local artwork. This fair is ideal for all ages and the live music throughout the event is sure to keep the kids entertained. Be sure to get out and explore the town of Gatlinburg after visiting the fair. There are many shops, dining places, and entertainment options that will please the entire family.
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Plentiful Wildlife Encounters in the Smokies

Plentiful Wildlife Encounters in the Smokies

Want to see a variety of animals in their natural habitat? Look no further than the Great Smoky National Park! Cades Cove, Cataloochee, and the Roaring Trail Motor Nature Trail all offer an abundance of beautiful wildlife to visitors. The park is home to sixty-five mammal species, over two hundred varieties of birds, numerous fish, and over eighty types of reptiles and amphibians.
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Fun Family Summer Activities in Gatlinburg

Fun Family Summer Activities in Gatlinburg

It is not just the number of family activities available in Gatlinburg, but the variety. There is something for the adventurous, athletic, artistic, the young, the old and everyone in between. The following are just some of the opportunities available to make great family memories.
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