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What to Bring on a Day Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking is one of the most popular activities in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are over 150 official trails on the national park map, so no matter if you’ve never been hiking before or hiking is your hobby, you’ll find a trail that will work for you! In order to stay safe on a short day hike or an overnight trip, we want to share some of the things you should have with you out on the trails. Keep reading to learn what to bring on a day hike in the Great Smoky Mountains:


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Snow covered mountains in Gatlinburg TN.

Everything You Need to Know About Snow in the Smoky Mountains

If you are planning a winter vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, there is a good chance that you will see the mountain peaks covered in snow! The sight of snow in the Smokies is truly breathtaking and creates a magical ambiance for your vacation in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg! Here is everything you need to know about snow in the Smoky Mountains:


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Fall Colors in the Smoky Mountains: What You Should Expect

It can be difficult to plan a vacation during the fall season because it can be hard to determine when the colors are going to be covering the mountaintops. The fall colors start moving in when the weather begins to cool and the Autumn season begins. The colors will arrive in the upper elevations first because there are cooler temperatures but some years visitors may see the fall colors a little bit earlier than the typical autumn season. Here is what you should expect from the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains:


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Top 6 Smoky Mountain Waterfalls You Need to See

Waterfalls are one of the most popular things to see in the Smokies. You can drive to some and others you get to hike to! There are also a variety of trails, from easy to moderate, you can choose from to see Smoky Mountain waterfalls. Check out these top 6 Smoky Mountain waterfalls you need to see:


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Top 4 Popular Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

Do you plan on visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park while you’re in town? You may be wondering what all you can do in the national park. We want to help you figure out how to enjoy your time in the national park! Look at these top 4 popular things to do in the Smoky Mountains:


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Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains.

4 Essential Items to Bring With You When Hiking in the Smoky Mountains

When planning a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are several items that you should bring for your personal safety and security on the trails. While it is unlikely that you will encounter an emergency in the park, it is always better to be safe than sorry! Here are four essential items that you should bring with you when hiking in the Smoky Mountains:


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Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains.

4 Can’t-Miss Places to Visit in the Smoky Mountains

Attracting over 11 million people each year, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. Vacationers come from all over the world to admire the area’s spectacular natural beauty. Unlike many other national parks across the country, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park does not charge an admission fee, so guests can enjoy all of the gorgeous scenery without spending a cent. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Acorn Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the top four places to visit in the Smoky Mountains.


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How to Celebrate the 4th of July in the Smoky Mountains

As the 4th of July quickly approaches, it is time to make your plans to celebrate Independence Day in the Smokies! The great news is that there are several exciting July 4th activities and fireworks displays taking place throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! Get in your patriotic gear, grab an American flag and get ready to check out these fantastic ways you can celebrate the 4th of July in the Smoky Mountains:


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A black bear cub in the Smoky Mountains.

Smoky Mountain Wildlife Viewing: Everything You Need to Know

Over 11 million people visit the Great Smoky Mountains each year, and the area’s beautiful wildlife is a big reason why! The national park is home to more than 200 types of birds, over 80 varieties of reptiles and amphibians, and 65 species of mammals. Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or just a nature lover, seeing some of the region’s signature critters in the wild is a real treat. To help you make the most of your vacation, Acorn Cabin Rentals has put together a convenient guide to Smoky Mountain wildlife viewing.


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A woman with her dog and her son in the mountains.

3 Reasons Our Secluded Pet Friendly Cabins in the Smokies are the Best Vacation Spot

For an affordable, convenient and fun vacation that your whole family will love, you should book a stay at our secluded pet friendly cabins in the Smokies. Your family isn’t complete without your four legged critters and neither is your vacation! Learn all the great ways to have fun with your family and your pet, and book your trip today!


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