Park Plans Controlled Burns in Cades Cove

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park fire management officials plan to conduct a series of controlled burns in Cades Cove. Weather permitting, burn operations could begin Monday, November 4, and may continue intermittently through mid-November. Managers plan to burn several fields totaling approximately 400 acres. The selected fields will be burned as part of a cost-effective… Read more »

Fall Picnicking in Cades Cove

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One of our very favorite spots to soak up the Fall foliage in the Smokies lies within Cades Cove. It also happens to be the perfect spot to host a picnic with loved ones, and soak up all of the beauty that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer. The Cades Cove picnic… Read more »

Apple Valley Country Store Welcomes Visitors After Shutdown

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was abuzz this weekend with visitors from all over the country, coming to experience the beauty of the Smokies in the Fall and celebrate the reopening of the most popular national park in America! Nowhere was that excitement more apparent than at the Apple Valley Country Store and Cafe…. Read more »

Mountain Roads Still #OpenForBusiness

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Sometimes a peaceful drive is all you need to experience the beauty of fall in the Great Smoky Mountains, and with mountain roads twisting and turning throughout the Smokies, the opportunities to explore are endless! Whether you want to jump on a motorcycle, challenge yourself in your sports car or take the family on a… Read more »

Blount County Hosts Media for “Incredible Edible Smokies” Tour

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Last week, the Blount Partnership hosted 10 journalists from across the country at its fall media tour—“Incredible Edible Smokies,” which provided the writers with a guided gourmet tour of Blount County’s food hotspots. The writers represented magazines, online media and newspapers in some of the region’s top feeder markets including Atlanta, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; … Read more »