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    If you have ever hiked the Laurel Falls Trail before, you may have been met with hundreds of other people wanting to hike the popular trail. It’s understandable why so many people want to hike the trail; it’s paved, there’s an incredible waterfall at the end, and it’s an easy hike! Unfortunately, that means there’s quite a bit of congestion along the trail and at the waterfall. The National Park Service just announced a pilot program designed to lessen the congestion at Laurel Falls Trail. Learn more about this program below:

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    If you've been to Pigeon Forge, you've probably visited the Apple Barn! We decided to share everything we know about The Apple Barn, including their menu and their extremely delicious Apple Barn Julep recipe! Keep reading to learn more about the Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge:

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    Cades Cove is the most popular destination in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, bringing in millions of visitors every year. An 11-mile loop road travels through this serene valley surrounded by mountains, creating a beautiful oasis people of all ages love to visit. You may have all kinds of questions about this scenic area of the national park, and we want to answer them for you! Here’s everything you need to know about Cades Cove:

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    If you love sweets, you’ll be happy to know Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar is now open in Gatlinburg TN! This restaurant expanded from South Carolina into Tennessee. The Crazy Mason is known for their incredible milkshakes served in mason jars that are picture worthy. Learn more about the Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar below:

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    Are you planning on visiting the Smoky Mountains by yourself? You’ll have a blast exploring the national park or surrounding cities on your own! You may be wondering what some of the best activities are you can do by yourself, and there are plenty to choose from! Check out these top 5 things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg TN on a solo trip:

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    Ober Gatlinburg is now offering a guided hiking experience on their property! You’ll find out how to navigate a rugged hiking trail while the whole family enjoys being outdoors! Experienced guides teach you about nature and provide tips for new hikers on this newest attraction at Ober. Learn more about Ober Gatlinburg’s The Trails at Ober hiking experience:

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    The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge is one of the most popular spots for Smoky Mountain visitors. It offers an authentic historic dining and shopping experience. In The Old Mill Square, you’ll find everything from pottery to delicious Southern food. To help guarantee you make the most of your visit, we’ve put together your ultimate guide to The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge.

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    Have you been to the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and walked across the SkyBridge? If you have, then you know the excitement of crossing over the glass panels and seeing the sweeping mountain views as you walk across the bridge! The SkyBridge was just added to the Historical Marker Database, and we want to share more about it with you!

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    If you’re trying to decide where to stay on your next trip to the Smokies, you should consider booking a cabin! Many cabins have all kinds of great amenities, and one of the best perks is being right next to a creek! You’ll love waking up to a beautiful sight every day, and your kids will love being able to play in the water! Here are 5 perks of staying in Smoky Mountain cabins by the creek:

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    There’s a new magic show in town you won’t want to miss! This exciting attraction features a TikTok star and America’s Got Talent stars performing optical illusions you have to see to believe! Learn more about this new magic show in Pigeon Forge that’s now open at Parkway Playhouse:

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