Apple Valley Country Store Welcomes Visitors After Shutdown

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was abuzz this weekend with visitors from all over the country, coming to experience...

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Open in Time for Weekend!

The government shutdown has officially ended and fans of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can rejoice at the reopening...

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Mountain Roads Still #OpenForBusiness

Sometimes a peaceful drive is all you need to experience the beauty of fall in the Great Smoky Mountains, and...

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Blount County Hosts Media for “Incredible Edible Smokies” Tour

Last week, the Blount Partnership hosted 10 journalists from across the country at its fall media tour—“Incredible Edible Smokies,” which...

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What’s Open? What’s Closed?

Here’s a list of what’s open and what’s closed within the Great Smoky Mountain National Park during this government shutdown:...

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Foothills Fall Festival Brings Big Names to Maryville

It’s that time again for our favorite music and arts festival of the year, Maryville’s own Foothills Fall Festival, and...

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Townsend Heritage Offers Something for Everyone

The heritage of East Tennessee is alive and well in Blount County. Whether you enjoy live music and the camaraderie...

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The government can’t shut down all that Townsend has to offer.

Although the Smoky Mountain National Park itself may have fallen victim to the government shutdown, the Peaceful Side of the...

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Scenic Fall Camping Outside the National Park

Camping in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most popular activities this time of year. Visitors to our area...

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