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When Ed Sutton first came to Cherokee in November to break ground on a new trail system, his directive was clear.  “We told him his marching orders were just make it great. Make it awesome,” said Jeremy Hyatt, Secretary of Administration for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:19

Scavenger hunt scramble slated for Tremont

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A mad scramble to complete challenges throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will offer prizes and exploration on Saturday, March 25, when the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont kicks off its tenth annual scavenger hunt.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:18

Meet Grandma Gatewood and the A.T. experience

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Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and storyteller Nancy Reeder will talk about her hikes on the A.T. in relation to the experience of Grandma Gatewood during her program “Pushing the Limits of Survival” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. 
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:16

Franklin welcomes A.T. hikers

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Franklin Trail Days is here in Macon County, with a lineup of activities on tap to rejuvenate tired thru-hikers and entertain local trail enthusiasts.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:15

Parkway visitation tops 15 million for 2016

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The Blue Ridge Parkway welcomed 15.18 million visitors in 2016, a slight increase from the 15.05 million who visited in 2015.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:14

Smokies association honored for interpretive work

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The Great Smoky Mountains Association took home top honors from the Public Lands Alliance’s annual awards this year.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:00

Walk among the wildflowers

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A six-week wildflower course is starting up the week of March 20, offering a chance to explore the outdoors in Jackson County while learning more about the wildflowers.
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 16:23

Solar eclipse viewing tickets on sale

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 Tickets are now on sale for the Great American Solar Eclipse in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, available on a first-come, first-served basis for $30 apiece.
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 16:14

Run toward spring

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It may be winter, but running season is just around the corner, with registration already open for some races.