Smoky Mountains

spruce flats falls in the great smoky mountains

Hidden Smoky Mountain Waterfalls You’ll Want to Find

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is full of natural wonders people from all over the world come to see. If you’ve visited before, you’ve probably seen the most popular waterfalls in the Smokies. But, some of the most interesting falls aren’t that well known, and we want to share them with you! Check out these hidden Smoky Mountain waterfalls you’ll want to find: 
Baskin Falls

Top 3 Hikes to Explore Along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

One of the most popular scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains is the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, a one way loop road that travels for 5.5 miles along one of the largest streams in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The road offers beautiful views of the Roaring Fork stream, glimpses of an old-growth forest and the chance to see several well preserved historical structures! You’ll also want to spend some extra time stopping to visit some of the fantastic hiking trails, so be sure to explore these top 3 hikes along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail: 
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3 Places You Need to Visit in Elkmont in the Smoky Mountains

Before the national park was established, the Great Smoky Mountains were used as a vacation spot, a place where people lived, and home to various businesses. One of the most well-known historic towns in the Smokies is Elkmont, a region in the upper Little River Valley section of the park. If you’re trying to decide where you should go within the national park, Elkmont should definitely be at the top of your list! Here are 3 places you need to visit in Elkmont in the Smoky Mountains: 
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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: 
Beautiful picture of a mountain in Cades Cove.

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: 
cades cove loop in the smoky mountains

6 Must-See Places in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains

If you’re visiting Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains for the first time, you might be overwhelmed by all the stops you can make along the Loop. We want to share the must-see places you’ll enjoy exploring while you’re in this popular area of the national park! Here are the 6 must-see places in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains: 
gregory bald in the smoky mountains

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: