Smoky Mountain Field School

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For many travelers, simply touring a destination and taking pictures is not enough anymore. Eco-minded travelers, naturalists and those committed to service are seeking Eco-tours, volunteer vacations, and educational ventures more than ever before.  They are seeking a deeper connection, understanding and perspective of the places they visit.

Travelers visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National

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Hit the Trails This Summer At the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Gatlinburg Hiking Trails

Sure, it may be a little rainy in Gatlinburg this week, but that only means that the trails will be even lusher and greener at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! July is almost here and this means that hikers from around the country will be traveling to our humble town to experience one

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Whitewater Rafting in the Great Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Rafting

My first white water rafting experience was in college. I befriended a raft guide, and before I knew it I was headed down the rambling rapids of the Chattooga River in Northern Georgia. I had no idea how much fun it would be to experience Southern Appalachia from the river wild. Not only did

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Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage and Best Wildflower Hikes in the Park

Wild Flowers

Springtime in the Great Smoky Mountains holds a sense of wonder and awe. As the frost and snows recede and the ground thaws, a rebirth unfolds in the ancient forests of the park. Visitors to the park at this time of year will witness the budding of new blooms and green buds and hear

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A Fly Fisherman’s Wife Learns the Ropes

Gatlinburg Fly Fishing

I’ve been enchanted with fly-fishing ever since I saw the movie, A River Runs Through It, as a teenager. It wasn’t Brad Pitt’s devilish good looks; it was the surrounding nature, the serenity of the water, the rhythm and peace he seemed to feel as he cast his fly rod.

I had no way of knowing

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