Flying Through the Trees

Man zip lining through the woodsThis past week I was given the opportunity to visit, the #1 zipline and canopy tour company in the Smokies, Climbworks Canopy Tours. It was a very exhilarating and adrenaline filled afternoon. It was also very educational. The guides were very knowledgeable about the ecosystem and the effect that a canopy tour can have on the trees. From the very beginning of the 2 1/2 hour tour, I encountered some of the most incredible views of The Smokies that I have ever seen.

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Best Winter Hikes

Wintertime hiking in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be challenging at best. But, with the proper clothing and gear, winter hikes can reward you with lots of unique sites that you can not see at other times of the year. There are frozen water falls to see. With snow on the ground you can find animal tracks much easier and with the leaves off of the trees you have a better chance at spotting the wildlife in the park. Here are 5 of the best winter hikes in the Smoky Mountains order of easiest to extreme.

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Many Ways to Relax While in The Smokies

While on vacation in The Smokies there are numerous ways to relax and forget about the everyday grind that you have left behind at home. For the outdoorsman there are miles of streams and rivers to be fished, in and outside of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are hundreds of miles of...

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Best deal of the year at Dollywood

This week from today through August 10th, you can get the most bang for your buck at Dollywood. They have temporarily extended their hours of operation from 10am - 10pm. This in conjunction with their yearly special where you buy your ticket after 3pm one day and the same ticket is valid all day...

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FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!!!!

   Yes, it is that time of year again. The University of Tennessee Vols football team kicks of the 2012 season Friday August 31st against the Wolf pack of NC State in Atlanta, GA. If you can't getaway to Atlanta to watch the game in person then come to the mountains of Tennessee and rent...

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Arts & Crafts of Gatlinburg andThe Great Smokies

As most seasoned Gatlinburg visitors know, the 37th Annual Gatlinburg Craftmen's Fair is coming from July 20-29. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to attend this event it should definitely try to check it out. There are over 200 artisans from across the nation that set up booths to display and sell just about any...

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