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Must Hike Trails in the Smoky Mountains

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The Derosia Team highly recommends taking a trip into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on your visit to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.  The Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park in the United States attracting more than 9 million visitors each year.  The park emcompasses 522,419 acres which is home to more than 4,000 species of plants, 1,600 kinds of flowering plants, over 130 species of trees, dozens of native fish, more than 230 species of birds, and 65 varying species of mammals.  The Smoky Mountains also have about 150 hiking trails covering over 900 miles of beautiful nature.

Here is a list of some of the most popular short trails, along with the distance (round trip), difficulty, and a brief description.   Abrams Falls Distance: 5 MilesDifficulty: Moderate Abrams Falls trail is located inside Cades Cove and begins at the covered bridge over Abrams Creek.  The trail takes hikers on a fairly level course with only a couple steep climbs along the way.  The path leads…

Upcoming Spring Events

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The Smoky Mountain Spring Fest in Gatlinburg, TN is well underway and will continue until June 3, 2012.  The local merchants and the Gatlinburg Department of Tourism join together to celebrate spring with an array of events and activities to entertain children and adults of all ages.  The City of Gatlinburg plants a large assortment of colorful flowers along the parkway.  This coming week there are a number of spring festivities.  The weekend starts off with the 5th annual Mountain Man Memorial March on April 20 – 21.  This is a 26.2-mile march in Gatlinburg, TN as a tribute to our men and women who serve The United States of America.  There is also a 13.1-mile course.  Civilians and military personal are all welcome to participate. For more information or to participate in this marathon click here.  We have also included a video here to show you a preview of a previous march. 
The week continues with the kick-off of Earth Week, which runs from Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28…

Vacation Rentals vs Hotels

Gatlinburg - One of America's Prettiest Towns

Forbes Magazine has named Gatlinburg, TN as one of the top 20 prettiest towns in America.

Check Out which other American Towns made the Top 20.
Gatlinburg, TN - One of America's Prettiest Towns

Smoky Mountain Tourism Up

Check this out!  The National Park Service reports that the visits in the Smoky Mountain National Park in January and February is up 16.5% from a year ago.

Visitation Picking Up in the Smokies

Happy Easter

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Easter is a time for Springtime Festivals and a holiday for Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, Tennessee have several different Easter Festivals and Celebrations for visitors and locals of all ages. 
On Saturday, April 7, 2012, The Pigeon Forge Community Center will a host brunch with the Easter Bunny at the Old Mill Square at 8 am followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at Pigeon Forge City Park at 10 am. The Easter Egg Hunt is split up into 4 differentage groups so every kid has a chance to participate.  The times are staggered so that parents with kids in different age groups will have a chance to regroup and watch all kids participate. The age groups consist of 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12.  The Easter Egg Hunt is a free event however their is a charge for brunch with the Easter Bunny.  Spaces are limited so you might want to get your tickets today.  You can purchase your tickets at the Pigeon Forge Community Center or by …