Walker Sisters still fascinate in the Smokies
Every week, Robin Goddard unpacks history for visitors at Little Greenbrier School in the Smokies. She particularly loves sharing the stories of the Walker Sisters she learned about as a child.
Little Green Briar School, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
The Little Green Briar School is located in the Smoky Mountains. It was founded about 1909 and has a graveyard adjacent to the school that has mostly little children buried in it.
Little Greenbrier Lodge, Sevierville TN.
My wife and I spent some time at The Little Greenbrier Lodge In Sevierville TN. on our vacation. The views are fantastic and the accommodations are top notch. Very relaxing and peaceful, I Highly recommend it. It's only a short drive to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and The Smoky Mountain National Park. The owners allowed me to fly my Yuneec Q500 4K and make a video of the views.
America's Most Visited National Park! - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
USA's Most Visited National Park! - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Tennessee & North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park. It is the most visited national park in the United States.
Attractions and Activities
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a major tourist attraction in the region. Over 9 million tourists and 11 million non-recreational visitors traveled to the park in 2010, more than twice as many visitors as the Grand Canyon, the second most visited national park. Surrounding towns, notably Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Townsend, Tennessee, and Cherokee, Sylva, Maggie Valley, and Bryson City, North Carolina receive a significant portion of their income from tourism associated with the park.
The two main visitors' centers inside the park are Sugarlands Visitors' Center near the Gatlinburg entrance to the park and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, North Carolina at the eastern entrance to the park. These ranger stations provide exhibits on wildlife, geology, and the history of the park. They also sell books, maps, and souvenirs. Unlike most other national parks, there is no entry fee to the park.
The park has a number of historical attractions. The most well-preserved of these (and most popular) is Cades Cove, a valley with a number of preserved historic buildings including log cabins, barns, and churches. Cades Cove is the single most frequented destination in the national park. Self-guided automobile and bicycle tours offer the many sightseers a glimpse into the way of life of old-time southern Appalachia. Other historical areas within the park include Roaring Fork, Cataloochee, Elkmont, and the Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus Mill at Oconaluftee.
• Cades Cove Historic District
• Elkmont Historic District
• Oconaluftee Archaeological District
• Noah Ogle Place
• Roaring Fork Historic District
Hannah Cabin in Little Cataloochee, was built in the mid-1800s by John Jackson Hannah, the son of early pioneer Evan Hannah. The cabin's brick chimney is one of only three in theSmoky Mountains.
• Alex Cole Cabin
• Clingmans Dome Observation Tower
• Hall Cabin (in Hazel Creek area)
• John Messer Barn
• John Ownby Cabin
• Oconaluftee Baptist Church (also called Smokemont Baptist Church)
• Tyson McCarter Place
• Mayna Treanor Avent Studio
• Little Greenbrier School
• Walker Sisters Place
Gatlinburg is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 3,944 at the 2010 Census, and 4,047 according to the 2012 Census estimate. The city is a popular vacation resort, as it rests on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along U.S. Route 441, which connects Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North Carolina through the national park..
Gatlinburg is an important tourism destination in Tennessee, with many man-made attractions, and it borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ober Gatlinburg is the onlyski resort in Tennessee. It has eight ski trails, three chair lifts, a wildlife encounter area, and is accessible via roads and a gondola from the city strip. The Gatlinburg Trolley, a privately funded public transit system, caters to area tourists.
Another popular attraction is Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies which also features special exhibits covering subjects such as the Titanic, pirates and more recently the planet Mars.Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country, which are both named for Dolly Parton, are amusement parks located in nearby Pigeon Forge.
During the Christmas season the entire downtown area is decorated with lights for the Winterfest Celebration. This celebration takes place from November thru February.  Visitors during the Winterfest Celebration can also take a Trolly Ride of the Lights from Nov 12, 2014 to Jan 25, 2015 for only $5.00.
Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ in Cherokee language) /ˈtʃɛrɵkiː/  is a census-designated place (CDP) in Swain and Jackson counties in western North Carolina, United States, within the Qualla Boundary land trust. It is located in the Oconaluftee River Valley around the intersection of U.S. Route 19 and U.S. Route 441. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 2,138.
Harrah's Cherokee Casino opened in 1995 and dramatically changed everything from jobs to education to health care for Cherokee tribe members.
Hike of the Month: Laurel Falls and Little Greenbrier Trails
February 2013's Hike of the Month travels 7.4 miles along the Laurel Falls and Little Greenbrier Trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tenn. This moderate hike features the 75-foot Laurel Falls and offers sweeping views of the surrounding mountains for the duration of the hike.
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Greenbrier TN PFD
Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon AKA Greenbrier TN PFD on July 16, 2015. Level was 1.8' on the gage on the HWY 73 bridge and 2050 cfs on the USGS gage on AW. This is about the minimum level and probably too low for most folks' taste as there were no other boaters there. There were however plenty of joggers, fishers, gawkers, picnickers, sunbathers and tubers. This was my first of two laps with an easy 3.5 mile bike shuttle each time. Then I continued my tour of the Smokies and went on to run an afternoon lap on the Little River at a level of 2.4'.
View from Overlook on Little Greenbrier Trail into Wears Valley
Thursday June 12, 2014. A quick hike after the rain stopped. 4 miles round trip. Found this newly constructed vantage point.Very nice!
Dana Koogler solo
Smoky Mountains.. Rhonda Church
Exploring Helen, Georgia l June 2015
I went camping for the weekend in Helen, Georgia and I thought that I should share it with you guys! Be sure to keep an eye out for my 4th of July video coming out on Friday and back to school videos!
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Camping Campgrounds and RV parks
In this webinar recording CampgroundViews.com CEO and Founder Mark Koep provides viewers with insight on planning their RV or tent camping trip to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. Discover the best places to camp in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Cherokee, Bryson City, and the hidden spots deep in the National Park. The 15 minute long video is a quick view with tons of helpful information.
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My Monster Tree
A tree I found many years ago in a remote section of the Park. One of the largest tree in it's family way up a mountain inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Joe Guenther and Mike Maples (me) take a great Easter hiking adventure. Enjoy.
Hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Little Greenbier Trail
Little Greenbier Trail is located in the Metcalf Bottoms area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Spring wild flowers.
Tail Of The Dragon - Like 195 MPH - Time Lapse Hi Def - 318 Curves 7 Cops 11 Miles - Gatlinburg
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A Candid Review of Deer Ridge Mountain Resort Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Dragon Tail - 318 Curves, 7 Cops - All In 11 Miles - May 2011
Hi Def Time Lapse --- The Complete Run
Deal's Gap, NC To Foothills Parkway, TN
50 Minutes of Drive Time Compressed To 9 Minutes - Since we were driving at 35 mph, this video is like you are driving the Dragon Tail at 195 MPH!
Dragon Tail - 11 miles of road with 318 curves. A great drive with the top down and especially for motorcycles. One end is at Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort and the other end is at the entrance to the Foothills Parkway. Most of the road is in Tennessee. This was our second time on the tail....the first time was last fall with all the fall foliage. Both times with the top down on the convertible - which accounts for some of the windshield glare. Sorry about that - but was too beautiful a day to leave it up! Last time we drove the Dragon, we saw 3 wrecks - all motorcycles - so be careful. Don't end up with bits and pieces on the Tree of Shame!
The day we drove this for the photos and movie, we counted SEVEN cops - almost all speed traps. Enjoy - but drive safely. (See if you can spot all seven!)
BTW, Movie Trivia: Where we pull off the road, you can see the dam used in the movie, The Fugitive, with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones - where Dr. Richard Kimble jumped from the dam to escape Deputy Samuel Gerard. The freight train wreck that was staged for the movie is down the road from this shot, just outside of Dillsboro, North Carolina. The train wreckage is still there.
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Mikaela Davis Tour - Driving over the Smokey Mountains
Venturing to NC!
March Plant Walk & Foraging
Found sassafras, cleavers, garlic mustard, black raspberry, blackberry, rose hips, greenbrier, Black locust, cracked cap, poison hemlock
Plus... a little navigation. 3-4-18
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park. It is the most visited national park in the United States. On its route from Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail also passes through the center of the park. The park was chartered by the United States Congress in 1934 and officially dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940. It encompasses 522,419 acres (816.28 sq mi; 2,114.15 km2), making it one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States. The main park entrances are located along U.S. Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road) at the towns of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Cherokee, North Carolina. It was the first national park whose land and other costs were paid for in part with federal funds; previous parks were funded wholly with state money or private funds.
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Little Laurel Falls
The small (about 12' high) waterfall at our family farm in Rhea County,TN
Scenic snowy smoky mountains
Smoky Mountains scenic drive- snowstorm of Dec 2009
32 inches of snow closed the main road through the park for 3 days, we got a peek of all the snow on the trees
Hiking Alum Cave Trail ???? on Halloween (Great Smoky Mountains)
Jerry and I had a fun day hiking Alum Cave trail to Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains on Halloween. We dressed as Napoleon and Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite. It was a beautiful, fun hiking day!
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Townsend suspension Bridge and the Elkmount Troll bridge. Great Smoky Mountains
What an awesome trip visiting 2 off the beating path bridges of the Great Smoky Mountains.
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