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The Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour by Helicopter
"The National Park Tour is the grand daddy of them all! With over fourty years flying in the Smoky Mountain National Park Scenic Helicopter Tours knows how to make it a special experience you are sure to never forget! The best part of this flight is the v with the National Park including all of our mountain flights and then some. Taking off over historic downtown Sevierville you are instantly greeted with stunning views of the Smoky Mountains. The flight continues over the strip of Pigeon Forge while taki Fighting Creek Gap and into the Elkmont area of the park. With views of Mount Leconte Clingmans Dome and Cove Mountain you will round out of the Elkmont area and follow the Little River to Metcalf Bottoms and on to the sparsely developed areas of the always beautiful Wears Valley and Walden's Creek. The National Park flight route then falls in line with"""This flight includes the Mountain Valley
From $173.00
 
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour by Helicopter
"The National Park Tour is the grand daddy of them all! With over fourty years flying in the Smoky Mountain National Park Scenic Helicopter Tours knows how to make it a special experience you are sure to never forget! The best part of this flight is the v with the National Park including all of our mountain flights and then some. Taking off over historic downtown Sevierville you are instantly greeted with stunning views of the Smoky Mountains. The flight continues over the strip of Pigeon Forge while taki Fighting Creek Gap and into the Elkmont area of the park. With views of Mount Leconte Clingmans Dome and Cove Mountain you will round out of the Elkmont area and follow the Little River to Metcalf Bottoms and on to the sparsely developed areas of the always beautiful Wears Valley and Walden's Creek. The National Park flight route then falls in line with"""This flight includes the Mountain Valley
From $173.00
 
Haunted Walking Tour of Gatlinburg
"Check in a half hour before the start of the tour in the Lobby of Holiday Inn's Smokey Mountain Resort of course your parking there is free. You will then start your 1 mile long walking tour and learn lots of local history and folklore and visit many of Gatlinburgs more ""interesting"" and notorious places. You will learn not only what happened but walk t victims con artists and self promoters. see Photographs taken by others on the tour of everything from orbs to full blown ghostly apparitions. At the end of your 2 hour tour use actual Ghost hunting equipment and hunt for and possibly communicate with the reside"""Walk the back roads and learn all of the haunted history and folklore Gatlinburg has to offer. See the pictures ghosts and apparitions that thousands before you have experienced and learn how you too can get paranormal pictures. Explore a haunted 200 yeatitle=Highlights&1=2-hour+haunted+walking+tour+of+Gatlinburg%2C+Tennessee&2=Go+on+a+ghost+hunt+in+a+200-year-old+cemetery+using+actual+ghost-hunting+equipment&3=Visit+places+notorious+for+their+ghostly+encounters&4=See+photographs+from+real-life+paranorma
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More Off The Beaten Path in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Hike to Spruce Flats Falls

A beautiful - and lesser known - trail; if Boyd hadn't gone on a birdwalk with a local group, we would never have found out about this one, as it is not listed on any trail map we have. This is an...
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And the silence was unbroken

The beauty of the Smokies exceeded expectations. Then again, such expectations were grounded in a preference for points west, but, driving along Cades Cove Loop Road in the early morning stillness, I...
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WILDLIFE

Visited the park many times, summer, fall & winter. ALWAYS see wildlife. The picture attached was at the Sugarland Visitor's Center. I also have pictures of Black Bear, Elk, Coyote and a large buck...
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Apples in Pigeon Forge

On the way through Nashville, we stopped at an outlet mall that had a store called the Apple Barn. The "real" Apple Barn is located in Pigeon Forge, which straddles the north side of the park. This...
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Wildlife

Visitors to Great Smoky expect to see wildlife. Deer graze in the pastures alongside Cades Cove Loop Road and black bear forage for berries in the meadows. You don't need to venture far to spot...
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Quiet walkways

While driving along US 441 between SUgarlands and Ocanaluftee Visitors Centers, you'll notice quite a few signs advertising quiet walkways. These are nothing more than short trails of about a quarter...
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And the stillness gave no token

This is a park where time stands still. Its slow going on the one way loop road, but no one seems to mind. This isn't California, after all.The park is a veritable Yellowstone in terms of wildlife....
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Chimney Tops Trail

The Chimney Tops trail is my favorite. It is a strenuous 4 mile roundtrip hike. You would have to be in pretty good physical condition to complete this hike. We hiked it one spring morning and it was...
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Mingo Falls

Mingo is located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. It is not in the national park but is definately worth the ride!!!! When you enter Cherokee, turn left onto Big Cove Road. Follow it a few miles...
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Grotto Falls

Grotto is located off of the Roaring Fork Motor Nature trail. There is a large parking lot at the trailhead. It is a moderate 2.4 mile hike round trip. It is steep at times and has areas where you...
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Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls is an easy hike and paved. The hike is 2.6 miles roundtrip. Once you reach the top you will cross a bridge where you can view the upper falls. The lower falls can be viewed but be careful...
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Ride the rails

Not in the National Park, but worth taking a look at, is the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. It is located in Bryson City, NC. Only about an hour away from Gatlinburg. They have great day trips for any...
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Gatlinburg Trail

This is a trial I have long overlooked. It is the first trail head in the park even before you get to the Sugarlands Visitors center. It is right out of Gatlinburg on the right. We started a little...
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Chimney Tops

The Chimney Tops familiar landmarks easily seen from Newfound Gap Road, 6.7 miles south of the Sugarlands Visitor Center. They are twin summits of quartzine and hard slate, standing 4,840-feet-tall....
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Hotels Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, United States
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610 Historic Nature Trail / Airport Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, United States
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520 Historic Nature Trail, (Form. Holiday Inn SunSpree), Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, United States
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504 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, United States
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414 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, United States
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Top Things to Do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Deep Creek

Juney Whank Falls is a scenic 90-foot waterfall split into an upper and lower section in the Deep Creek area of the park just outside Bryson City, NC. The hike to the falls is a moderate 0.8-mile...
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Hen Wallow Falls

Hen Wallow Falls is a 60-foot waterfall in the Cosby area of the park. The hike to the falls is just under 5 miles round trip and moderate in difficulty, so appropriate for most people in reasonable...
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Top 5 Great Smoky Mountains National Park Writers

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Basaic

"Basaic Great Smoky Mountains National Park Page"
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Stephen-KarenConn

"My Tennessee (and North Carolina) Mountain Home"
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goingsolo

"So THAT'S why they call them The Smokies"
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mrclay2000

"One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth"
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bigorange1103

""My home away from home!!!""
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