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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63rd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Vintage style photo of wildflowersThe Great Smoky Mountains is host to its own unique brand of beauty and wildlife; the 63rd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage pays homage to this beauty with a variety of activities geared towards focusing on wildflowers in the area. The event begins on April 23, 2013 and concludes on April 27, 2013.  The Wildflower Pilgrimage offers 146 professionally guided hikes and presentations.

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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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2013 Wilderness Wildlife Week

Coming to Pigeon Forge, the week of January 7-14, is the 23rd Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week.  This is a very informative event full of exhibits, guided hikes, workshops and even some bus tours. This is a great opportunity for the novice hiker or the most experienced to learn more about every aspect of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Some Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Restaurants Open Christmas Day

If You and Your family are going to be staying in The Smokies over Christmas and would like to eat out, Your options will be limited on Christmas Day and Evening. You will definitely want to make plans ahead of time. Lots of our area restaurants choose to close for Christmas Day and Night...

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