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4 Reasons to Stop by the Sugarlands Visitor Center on Your National Park Visit

One of the huge benefits of staying at the Black Bear Inn & Suites is that our hotel is right on the doorstep to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! If you are planning to visit the park for the first time, there is no better place to start your visit than at the Sugarlands Visitor Center! This official visitor center is open daily and has all the information necessary to plan an active and fun-filled day in the park! Here are the top 4 reasons to stop by the Sugarlands Visitor Center: 
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4 of the Best Smoky Mountain Hikes With a Mountain View

With over 800 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you have plenty of trails to choose from! There are certain features you can choose from if that’s what you want to see, and we want to share some of the best Smoky Mountain hikes with a mountain view. There are other sights along the way on these trails too. Here are 4 of the best Smoky Mountain hikes with a mountain view: 
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Everything You Need to Know About Smoky Mountain Animals

Everyone wants to see wildlife when they come to the Smokies and visit the national park. We want to help you learn more about these creatures so you can possibly see them when you come to the area. You’ll find out about the most common Smoky Mountain animals, where you are most likely to see them, and when you are likely to see them. Here is everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain animals: 
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Top 5 Things You May Not Know About Gatlinburg Tennessee

Gatlinburg Tennessee is full of so much history. There are a ton of things you may not know about this popular town near the Smoky Mountains. We want to share some of those facts with you! Here are the top 5 things you may not know about Gatlinburg Tennessee: 
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Top 5 Spots in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park You Should Visit

If it’s your first time visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are many spots you should check out! You want to see what this beautiful area has to offer, so we’ve put together a list of the best places in the national park to visit! Look at these top 5 spots in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park you should visit: 
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5 of the Best Fall Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains

Are you planning a trip to the Smokies this fall? You’ll want to check out some of the hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains that are incredibly beautiful this time of year! You’ll experience cooler temperatures, possibly see some wildlife, and see incredible color changes that make this region of the south so popular this time of year. Look at these 5 of the best fall hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains: 
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Top 4 Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

While any time of year is a great time to visit the Smokies, there is just something magical about the fall season! With gorgeous weather, fall foliage, and wonderful seasonal events, it is no wonder why we see so many guests return year after year to our hotel during the autumn months! Here are the top 4 reasons why you should plan a vacation to the Smoky Mountains in the fall: