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Visitors: Reasons to Watch for Elk in the Smoky Mountains

Three elk roaming the grass in the mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for its beautiful natural scenery and abundance of wildlife. Elk are the largest of all the animals in the national park, and many people make their way to the national park to spot the elk. But through the end of October and beginning of November, the elk are extremely dangerous and national park officials are warning guests to keep their distance. Continue reading

How to Pack Lighter and Still Have Everything You Need for Your Smoky Mountain Vacation

Packing a suitcase

Do you overpack when it comes to planning for a vacation? Sometimes it’s difficult to decide what to pack and what not to pack, so you just pack everything. While you may be comforted knowing you have absolutely everything from your closet in your bag, it’s really not easier to have all the extras. We have laid out some helpful tips that will guide you through packing a little lighter for your next vacation. Continue reading

6 Easy Steps to Have a Healthy Vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains

Woman hiking on a trail

Believe it or not, a vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to stay healthy as we approach the holiday season. Typically, when people think of taking a vacation, they imagine heavy meals and lots of downtime, but when you visit the Smokies, this isn’t the case. When you stay here for a relaxing vacation in the Smoky Mountains, you can stay healthy and even improve your wellbeing. Here’s a few things you can do to make your vacation just a little more healthy: Continue reading

3 Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a Large Group

Group hiking on a trail

Are you traveling with a large group to the Smokies? When you have larger groups, it may be difficult to figure out exactly what to do while you’re visiting. To help you out, we’ve put together a few things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a large group. Continue reading

Annual Halloween Event in Pigeon Forge Expected to Be Bigger and Better Than Before

Kids dressed up for Halloween

Fall is a beautiful time to visit Pigeon Forge, and Halloween is a perfect holiday for enjoying the fall colors and beauty of the Smoky Mountains. This year, do something a little different for Halloween and plan a Pigeon Forge vacation! Continue reading

3 Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails Perfect for Experiencing Fall in the Smoky Mountains

View of the mountains around Cades Cove with bright autumn colors

Every year, as the temperatures begin to drop and summer fades into fall, the hills of the Great Smoky Mountains undergo a stunning transformation from being covered with shades of green into shades of red and orange. A highlight of any Smoky Mountain vacation during the fall season is to take in the views of the natural beauty of the mountains. Continue reading

Here’s the Easiest Way to Get Around Pigeon Forge Without Driving Your Car

Fall colors lining a road in the Smoky Mountains

It’s vacation time, so a time to take a break from your everyday life. That means you need to take a break from everything, even driving! Who wants to spend their vacation driving around, when you can let someone else do the driving for you? Continue reading