Your Guide to Mount LeConte in the Smoky Mountains

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Mount LeConte is the third highest peak in the Smoky Mountains, and it offers some of the most incredible views! Visitors love making the trek to the summit of Mount LeConte and taking in the beautiful sights. To help you plan your trip to the top of this peak, we’ve put together a complete guide to everything you need to know about Mount LeConte.Continue Reading

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Mandatory Mask Order Issued in Sevier County TN

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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. A new executive order extends the mask requirement through August 29. If you have plans to visit the Smoky Mountain area before then, please be prepared to wear a mask in all public indoor areas and businesses. Here is more information on the mask requirement in Sevier County TN:Continue Reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Considers Building Mountain Bike Trail

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Do you love biking in the Smoky Mountains? Then you’ll love hearing this news! There is a proposal to build a mountain bike trail network in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The trail system would be located on the 13-mile, unfinished section of the Foothills Parkway. Learn more about this proposal and biking in the Smoky Mountains below:Continue Reading

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How to Beat the Heat During Summer in the Smoky Mountains

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Temperatures can get hot during a Smoky Mountain summer! If you have plans to visit during one of the summer months, be prepared to handle the summer heat. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep cool in the Smoky Mountain area. To help you out, we’ve made a guide for how to beat the heat during summer in the Smoky Mountains.Continue Reading

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Steve Harvey Tells Everyone to Visit the Smoky Mountains — Here’s Why You Should

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Nothing compares to the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, and Steve Harvey agrees. The famous entertainer posted a video clip on his Facebook talking about how beautiful the mountains are and how everyone should drive to see them! We couldn’t agree with him more. If you need more convincing, we’ve made a list of the top 4 reasons you should plan a visit to the Smoky Mountains. Continue Reading

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Your Guide to Visiting the Peaceful Side of the Smokies: Wears Valley TN

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Located just outside of Pigeon Forge, you’ll find Wears Valley. This valley is known for its gorgeous mountain views and is considered the “peaceful side of the Smokies.” If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Wears Valley is the place for you. It’s filled with both history and culture and runs parallel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For those who are interested in exploring this hidden gem, we’ve put together a guide to visiting Wears Valley TN.Continue Reading

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10 Photos of the Most Scenic Places to Visit in the Smoky Mountains

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One of the best parts about visiting the Smoky Mountains is being surrounded by gorgeous views everywhere you turn. From waterfalls to mountain scenery, you’ll want to make sure you have your camera ready to capture all the breathtaking sights! If you want to know the best places to go to see these beautiful views, we can help. Take a look at these 10 photos of the most scenic places to visit in the Smoky Mountains:Continue Reading

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4 Helpful Tips for Visiting the Smoky Mountains Right Now

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Through these uncertain times, we know many of you are wishing you could be back in the Smoky Mountains. If you do have a trip scheduled to the area, know that things may look a little different than your previous vacations. Masks are required throughout Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, and social distancing guidelines have been set at businesses. To help guarantee you still have the best time on your vacation, we’ve put together a guide with some helpful tips for visiting the Smoky Mountains right now.Continue Reading

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Have You Heard About the Old Plane Crash near Clingmans Dome?

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The Smoky Mountain area is rich in history, and we know you love learning more about it each day! Today, we’re traveling back in time to 1946, when a major military plane crash happened near Clingmans Dome. While they say all the wreckage from the crash has been cleared, you can hike past the crash site when you visit! Read on to learn more about the old plane crash near Clingmans Dome:Continue Reading

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8 Hikes in the Smoky Mountains with the Best Views

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When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you don’t want to miss the chance to explore some of the trails in the national park! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has over 850 miles of hiking trails, offering everything from historic structures to waterfalls. If you want to see the beauty of the Smokies up close, you have to go for a hike on your vacation! Here are 8 hikes in the Smoky Mountains with the best views:Continue Reading

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