A Step Closer to Completing the “Missing Link” of the Foothills Parkway from Waland to Wears Valley, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrated the completion of Bridge 2 on the Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley, TN with a ribbon cutting event on Monday, June 24. The completion of Bridge 2 marks a significant milestone bringing the park one step closer towards finishing the “missing link,” a 1.65-mile section of the Parkway between […]

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Pigeon Forge Packs 304 Events into Wilderness Wildlife Week 2013: 23rd annual salute to Great Smoky Mountains National Park scheduled Jan. 12-19, 2012

Pigeon Forge, TN – November 2012 / Hospitality 1ST / When Pigeon Forge launched Wilderness Wildlife Week 22 years ago, there were four programs on a single Saturday afternoon. The upcoming 23rd annual winter event will last eight days and will feature 304 workshops, lectures, panel discussions, mini-concerts, hikes and excursions to draw attention to […]

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Hike of the Month to Rhododendron Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Laurel Falls Trail

Meet Park Ranger Carey Jones at the Greenbrier Ranger Station no later than 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, and carpool to this increasingly popular hike. There are multiple waterfalls on this walk, so be prepared to do at least one serious creek crossing, depending on recent rainfall.  A hiking stick will be an asset […]

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