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Staff will assist visitors at four of the six locations that would normally be available in the park. Read more

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N.C. Arboretum

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The facility will also offer classes on appreciating bonsai, survival for birds during climate change, and how to be a good plant parent, plus many more. Read more

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Gatlinburg Fire Aftermath

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The Park Service plan for addressing wildfires specified that mandatory warnings to residents and local leaders were required, but failed to occur. Read more

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Bristol is heralded as the birthplace of country music, home to the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings. Read more

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Anonymous donor offers challenge grant of $300,000 to jump-start initiative to repair trails, picnic areas, campgrounds, overlooks, and other amenities. Read more

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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park will offer a guided day hike on Thomas Divide, Indian Creek, Deeplow Gap, and Stone Pile Gap trails. Read more

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Headliners include Willie Watson, Don Flemons, and Amythyst Kiah. Read more

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“When it comes to the best places in the nation to see fall foliage, we'd be remiss not to mention a town in the Smoky Mountains." Read more

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Guided hikes are held on the second Tuesday of each month, March-December. Read more

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The Wildlife Commission stocks Delayed Harvest Trout Waters from fall through spring with high densities of trout to increase anglers’ chances of catching fish. Read more

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Grandfather Mountain is home to myriad species of plants and hardwood trees that range from pumpkin-colored beech trees to blood-red sourwoods and rusty red oaks. Read more

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Visitors can enjoy stargazing from the top of the rock. Read more

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The calendar allows enthusiasts to learn more about a place renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life on each day of this and all years to come. Read more

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The competition is one of the most acclaimed songwriting contests in roots and Americana music, and has a reputation for launching careers as well as drawing attention to important new talent. Read more

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Some leaf color can begin to appear in early September as that lessening light cues the appearance of color in species such as sumac and sourwood. Read more

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Horace Kephart was instrumental in efforts to establish the Appalachian Trail along the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Read more

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Artists to Leave Their Mark on the Fairgrounds Read more

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Guided hikes are held on the second Tuesday of each month, March-December. Read more

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Both nights will include some of the region's finest fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, and square dance teams, as well as the marvelous sounds of dulcimer, harmonica, bagpipes, spoons, saws and folk ensembles. Read more

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Bring a comfy chair, sit in the shade of the large performance tent, and enjoy the sounds of East Tennessee musical history. Read more

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The sale is Friday at the nursery complex, 558 Summit Ridge Road, Lake Toxaway. Read more

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