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Peak Leaf Peeping Season in the Smoky Mountains a


Oct 20, 2020

The Spooky Side of the Smokies a

Oct 2, 2020

Wildlife Viewing and Safety Tips a

Sep 8, 2020

Walls for Women in Maryville: Meet Nicole Salgar’s Mural, Senderos a

NOVEMBER 7, 2020

Grains and Grits Spirits & Food Festival

The Townsend Grains & Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. We have created a unique opportunity for you to experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.


Little Arrow Outdoor Resort Named A USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Winner
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center To Host “An Evening with Billy Dean
Park Resumes Additional Campground and Picnic Area Operations

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