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Great Hikes For Summer Time

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Summertime is a great time for hiking in the Smoky Mountains. The air is cooler in the mountains and the creeks and rivers are refreshing. Whether you choose to tackle a 10 mile hike or wander to the stream side to relax in a hammock, the mountains are sure to not disappoint. Here are some terrific hikes for summer that offer plenty of places to take a dip in the cool mountain water.

Middle Prong: Located in the Tremont section of the national park, this 8.3 mile hike offers 3 waterfalls and numerous cascades, smaller falls, and cataracts. Tremont used to be a lumber camp that featured a post office, hotel, general store, maintenance sheds, and a community center that served as a school, church, and movie theater. The Middle Prong trail used to be an old railroad bed used by the Little River Lumber Company. If you hike in the early summer months, there should still be a multitude of wildflowers. If you are lucky and look carefully at about 1.9 miles in you will see a short side trail …

It's Almost Summer

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Summer is known as the thick of the selling season. Typically more homes are sold in June than any other month. Here are some handy tips to help you take advantage of the selling season. Take the insides outdoors. Make the most of your outdoor space, whether it’s a small balcony or a vast backyard. Utilize cozy seating or a dining area complete with table setting to showcase your outdoor living space. Spruce up the barbeque area by adding grilling tools and bbq mitts. If you have a pool add some towels and bathrobes. Ideally, you want to stage the area to make people easily able to visualize themselves living in and enjoying the space. Keep it Green. Summer is rough on your lawn and flower beds. Make sure to regularly water your plants and grass. A dried out lawn is not attractive. If you aren’t a master gardener, just focus on planting one color of plants. A flower bed of white flowers really pops against a lush green lawn. Keep it Cool. Make sure you have your air turned on for when…