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Join Park Rangers for Smokies Service Days

Join Park Rangers for Smokies Service Days

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has extended the “Smokies Service Days” program into December with the addition of four new opportunities. These single-day volunteer projects help complete much needed work across the park and are ideal for people interested in learning more about the park through hands-on service. Each project will provide tasks appropriate for […]

Temporary Closure of the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Nature Trail

Temporary Closure of the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Nature Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Officials announced the temporary closure of the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, Noah Bud Ogle Nature Trail, and associated parking area along Cherokee Orchard Road on Wednesday, November 15. No public access will be allowed during the closure due to the removal of numerous hazardous trees.The area is expected to reopen […]

Happy Veterans Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post!

Happy Veterans Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post!

Today, November 17, 2017, is Veterans Day! The day is used as a celebration of the service of Veterans across our nation. This holiday has a vast and varied past, but is stark in the history and foundations of America. Veterans Day originally began in 1918, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in […]

Park Celebrates Bridging the Foothills Parkway ‘Missing Link’

Park Celebrates Bridging the Foothills Parkway ‘Missing Link’

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials hosted a celebration for the bridging of the Foothills Parkway’s ‘Missing Link.’ Lane Construction Company of Charlotte, NC recently completed a seven-year project to design and build five bridges at a cost of $48.5 million. This marks the first time that vehicles can travel the entire 16-mile section of […]

Clocks Fall Back November 5, 2017 as Daylight Saving Time Ends

Clocks Fall Back November 5, 2017 as Daylight Saving Time Ends

It’s that time of the year again! Time to fall back and gain that extra hour of sleep that we begrudgingly lost in the spring. Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at exactly 2:00 a.m. You might want to set the clock back before you go to bed on Saturday night, […]

Delayed Opening of Cades Cove for Loop Lope Event

Delayed Opening of Cades Cove for Loop Lope Event

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials remind park visitors that access to Cades Cove will be delayed on Sunday, November 5 until 10:30 a.m. for the Cades Cove Loop Lope. The event has been planned to minimize disturbance to visitors for this once-a-year opportunity for pre-registered participants to run a choice of a 10-mile or […]

Happy Halloween from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Happy Halloween from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

The spookiest holiday that takes America by storm time and time again is upon us! Halloween is more than basic trick-or-treating. It is a scary rite of passage, from haunted houses, to hayrides, to the pumpkins, to picking out the perfect costume. Halloween today is a far cry from its humble ceremonial origins. How did […]

Gatlinburg Announces Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

Gatlinburg Announces Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

With a roster of winter activities and nostalgic charm on every corner, it’s the most wonderful time of the year in Gatlinburg. The winter season officially kickoffs the 28th year of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, November 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in […]

6 Things You Can’t Miss in Gatlinburg this Halloween Season

6 Things You Can’t Miss in Gatlinburg this Halloween Season

Surrounded on three sides by Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its scenic beauty, it’s no surprise that Gatlinburg is a prime destination to experience the excitement of the autumn season with those you love. There’s a little bit of something for everyone here in Gatlinburg, including Halloween enthusiasts looking for the most thrilling and […]

Tennessee Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

Tennessee Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is Oct. 15. “It’s important, and required by law from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018, that citizens call […]

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