Tennessee State Parks Celebrate 75 Years

At the other end of the state is Roan Mountain State Park, which boasts the distinction of having the highest swimming pool of any park in Tennessee. Roane Mountain is famous for its grassy balds and rhododendron gardens. The mountain reaches 6,285 feet, an elevation at which there’s no poison ivy, and even the blackberry […]

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park – The East Coast Vacation Bargain

by Chip Bennett

Is the beginning of hot summer with no relief in sight already putting you in the dog days of summer? How does cool mountain streams and rivers and activities like tubing, fishing, kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, camping or just a nice picnic in a mountain meadow sound. Not a fan […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Chip Bennett

Part of the Appalachian Highlands, the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Tennessee covers more than a half a million acres and its lush forests are home to thousands of species of wildlife.

The park includes several mountains which top 6,000 feet including Mount Le Conte which comes up just short […]