Jun 22nd 2017

Top Whitewater Rafting Tips

For those who love the excitement and rush that comes with any adventure sport, there’s nothing better than taking on the forces of nature in the form of whitewater rafting! This is an activity that is fun for both experts and beginners. Even if you have no prior rafting experience, you can enjoy this event. However, there are certain precautions that one should take to make sure you have a pleasant and safe experience. (more…)

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 Jun 7th 2017

Fishing in the Smoky Mountains – An Unbeatable Experience!

Fly fishing in the streams of the Great Smoky Mountains is an unbelievable experience! With more than 2100 miles of streams containing 67 types of fish from twelve varied families, such as darters, minnows, bass and trout, this is a fisherman’s dream! Several mountain streams feature the famous rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout. The Smoky Mountains National Park is well known in the US and also all over the world for it’s quality fly fishing.  It is the home of the native brook trout, the Southern Appalachian variety. It also offers some of the best small streams for fishing wild trout and all but guarantees  enthusiastic anglers a great experience! (more…)

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 May 11th 2017

Tips for Planning the Perfect Vacation

A lot goes into planning the perfect vacation. First, there are the big decisions like where you want to go, how you’re going to get there and where you’re going to stay when you arrive. Then come the decisions of what to take with you, what to pack, what activities you’re going to do when you get there, special gear or equipment you’ll need for your activities, and the list goes on! Whether you are heading to the Smoky Mountains or somewhere just a short car ride away, any good vacation begins with a good plan. Here are a few tips on how to put together a good vacation plan: (more…)

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 Apr 28th 2017

Hot Air Ballooning in the Smoky Mountains

Want to do something special and out of the ordinary on your vacation this year? Would you like to experience that “flying high” feeling? Well, maybe it’s time to add a little extra thrill to your visit to the Smokies by taking a ride in a hot air balloon! (more…)

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 Apr 8th 2017

Maggie Valley 2017 Calendar of Spring Events

Maggie Valley in Haywood County is one of the best spots for festivals, rallies, shows and other events in the beautiful North Carolina Smoky Mountains! Here is a detailed overview of 5 of the major 2017 Spring Events coming up in the Maggie Valley area. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar and make plans early to attend these fun events! (more…)

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 Mar 31st 2017

How to Plan the Perfect Romantic Picnic

Do you love to see the signs of spring? Do you enjoy getting outside in the great outdoors in spring? Are you a romantic at heart? Would you like to surprise that special someone in your life with a special outing? If you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s time to “spring” into action and plan a little spring picnic! Follow these simple suggestions to plan the perfect, fun, romantic outing with your favorite person and you’ll be considered a romantic genius! (more…)

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 Mar 22nd 2017

Springtime Flowers in the Smoky Mountains!

If you love springtime and flowers in one beautiful mountain setting, then the Smoky Mountains are the place for you! Endless spring flowers that weave their way across the mountain terrain of the Smoky Mountains are simply a breath-taking sight! With over 1500 types of flowers reportedly found there,  The Smoky Mountains National Park is a world-renowned bio-diverse reserve, and is also home to the largest variety of flowering plants than any other national park in North America. (more…)

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 Mar 17th 2017

Packing Tips for Your Smoky Mountain Getaway

So you’re planning a getaway to the Smoky Mountains? Great Choice! No matter what time of year you’re visiting, you’re in for a treat! You’ll soon discover why hundreds of thousands of people flood the Great Smokies every year to bask in their natural beauty and wonder! (more…)

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 Mar 3rd 2017

Calling All Bikers: Spring Rally in Maggie Valley!

It is still early in the year, but motorcycle enthusiasts are already gearing up for the annual biker events that will take place this spring in the Smoky Mountains. Each year thousands of bikers from around the country are drawn to the Smoky Mountains for Maggie Valley Spring Rally! Bikers gather together to share their passion for motorcycles and enjoy the beautiful mountain setting! Participants will not only create wonderful modern biking experiences, but will also be treated to a walk through time as they visit the Wheels Through Time Museum. This museum captures motorcycle history and showcases more than 300 of the most rare classic motorcycles. (more…)

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 Feb 14th 2017

Spring Vacation in the Smoky Mountains National Park

Springtime….What a wonderful time of new life and new beginnings! The sights, sounds, and smells welcoming in another new season of life are simply amazing! Spring is the perfect time to get outside and be overwhelmed by the simple elegance of nature! And there’s no place better to experience this gift of natural wonder but in the mountains…. The Smoky Mountains to be exact! (more…)

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