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5 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Rehab work on Chimney Tops Trail to be complete by Dec.

Three years of work to restore one of the most popular trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park should be finished by the end of the year. Rehab work on Chimney Tops Trail to be complete by Dec. Three years of work to restore one of the most popular trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park should be finished by the end of the year.

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9 hrs ago | National Parks Traveler

A Step Back In Time: Charit Creek Lodge Offers Glimpse Into Tennessee's Pioneer Past

I recently received an invitation to sleep in a log cabin. Not something new and swanky, mind you.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Pigeon Forge offers fun family getaway

If you love Myrtle Beach, then you will love Pigeon Forge. The setting may be the Great Smoky Mountains instead of the Grand Strand, but many of the attractions will feel really familiar.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Enjoy the beauty of arts, crafts at ColorFest ...

The 6th Annual Colorfest, Dillsboro Fine Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, in the historic town of Dillsboro. Pictured is artist Jack Stern who will be demonstrating his landscape painting at the festival.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

It's a great time to view elk, but keep your distance

This is the best time of the year to visit the elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but park officials are warning visitors to be cautious It's a great time to view elk, but keep your distance This is the best time of the year to visit the elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but park officials are warning visitors to be cautious Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tyn1af This is the best time of the year to visit the elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but park officials are warning visitors to be cautious. During the fall breeding season, between September 1 through October 31, the elk are very active at Cataloochee and Oconaluftee.

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Celebrate Fall Harvest at the Mountain Farm Museum

This special event preserves the legacy of Appalachian folkways and is a tribute to the many families who lived on lands that later became the national park. The Mountain Life Festival provides an opportunity to share with park visitors some of the traditional fall activities that were an important part of rural life in the southern mountains and reflect the spirit of cooperation that existed among families and neighbors.

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The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Mast General Store to celebrate Friendship Day Sept. 13

Henry Ford once said, "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." When friends get together, more can be accomplished than going it alone.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Celebrate fall harvest at Mountain Farm Museum Sept. 20

The event preserves the legacy of Appalachian folkways and is a tribute to the many families who lived on lands that later became the The Mountain Life Festival provides an opportunity to share with park visitors some of the traditional fall activities that were an important part of rural life in the southern mountains and reflect the spirit of cooperation that existed among families and neighbors. All activities are free and open to the public including demonstrations of hearth cooking, apple butter making, sorghum syrup making, blacksmithing, lye soap making, food preservation, and chair bottoming.

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The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Hike Forney Ridge

Soak up vistas from the highest peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clingmans Dome, on the September Classic Hike of the Smokies. Hikers will also enjoy the fruits of the Smokies Trails Forever program as they walk above the clouds along the reconstructed Forney Ridge Trail.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

TreeHugger

Photo: Man hugs tree

Doug Kallman writes that this is one of the largest tulip poplars in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just off the Caldwell Fork Trail. It is estimated to be about 500 years old.

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TrekEarth

Great Smoky Mountains

This was a lovely bridge at a pull off in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There was a large swimming hole near where I took this photo that warned people not too swim because of the dangerous eddies and getting trapped under the rocks.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

East Ridge Parks And Recreation Announces Senior Trip To Smoky Mountains

The East Ridge Parks and Recreation Department and Clark Tours are announcing a two-day and one night Senior Citizen trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg on Oct. 2-3.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Reader's Eye for Sept. 1, 2014 Eleven-year-old Connor Simcox...

Eleven-year-old Connor Simcox photographed sparring deer recently during a early morning bicycle ride on the Cades Cove Loop Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk

Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

CNN

Best places: Great Smokies

Check out our ranger-guided suggestions for your U.S. national park visits this summer.

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The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Tunnel repair begins on Newfound Gap Road

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced upcoming tunnel repair work inside the Morton Mountain Tunnel from September 2 through September 27. A full-time, single-lane closure will be in effect throughout the duration of the project.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Yes! Magazine

Where Does All the Trash from Dollywood Go? To One of the World's Best Composting Facilities

When you think about progressive composting and recycling programs, big cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles might come to mind-yet one of the most efficient composting facilities in the world is in Appalachian Tennessee.

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CNN

13 of America's most photogenic places

Get to Arizona's Antelope Canyon when the sun is at its highest, travel photographer Gary Arndt says, to see this light streaming through the slot canyon.

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The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Hike GSMNP Most Improved Trail: Forney Ridge

Soak up vistas from the highest peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clingmans Dome, on the September Classic Hike of the Smokies.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Amarillo.com

New Palo Duro boss working in her 'dream park'

"A few years ago, I visited and went home and told my husband if there was ever an opportunity I wanted to apply," Blalock said.

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