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A mandatory mask order in Sevier County went into effect on Friday, July 10 at 12:01 a.m. The mask requirement came after the county saw a rise in the number of coronavirus cases. The original order lasted through August 3 before being extended monthly since then. The most recent executive order extended the mask requirement through April 15, 2021. On April 13, Sevier County officials announced the mask mandate will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. However, masks are still required in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here is more information on the mask requirement ending in Sevier County TN:

Tucked away in Cosby, Tennessee is a place you won’t regret visiting on your vacation: Carver’s Orchard & Applehouse Restaurant. The orchard sits on 75 acres and has over 40,000 trees and more than 120 varieties of apples. This hidden gem allows visitors to enjoy an apple orchard, a restaurant and a country store. We’ve put together a guide to everything you need to know about Carver’s Apple Orchard!

Fall in the Smoky Mountains is a magical time of year. The leaves have begun to change colors, the weather is beginning to cool off, and the days are becoming just a little bit shorter. That being said, autumn in the Smoky Mountains does not come without a few secrets hidden behind the brightly colored foliage.

When it comes to fall in the Smokies, the question on everyone’s mind is always about where they can find the best view of the Smoky Mountains fall foliage. Now, if you have ever visited the Smoky Mountains this time of year, then you already know about all the great scenic overlooks and attractions that offer incredible views of the fall leaves. However, one place you may not have visited is the peaceful Wears Valley.

This time of year there is always one question on visitors minds, “Where is the best place to see the fall leaves?” At Visit My Smokies, we have already told you about many of the great fall Smoky Mountain hiking trails that offer incredible views of the Smoky Mountains fall foliage. However, for guests wanting to experience the beauty of fall in the Smoky Mountains from the comfort of their car, here is a breakdown of all of our favorite Smoky Mountain fall drives near Wears Valley.

Whether you consider yourself a semi-professional photographer or you are just looking for ways to enhance your family’s photo album, it is always a good idea to learn about how you can take better pictures of the Smoky Mountains. Not only will this help improve your skills as a photographer in general, it will also ensure your vacation photos will be the ones all of your loved ones will be talking about long after the trip is over.