We’re Open – and so is the Smokies!
We are thrilled to say that Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are beginning to open! Local businesses began reopening in phases on May 1, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is NOW OPEN! Reduced occupancy and additional safety measures will be in place, so you can continue to maintain distance while supporting area businesses.
As the first hints of yellow and red begin to creep through the Smoky Mountain forestry and the cool morning air lingers just a little longer, it’s time to make your way to the Smokies for our favorite time of year: fall! Beyond the famous fall foliage, autumn ignites a 12-week season of festivals, harvest time décor, events in the Smoky Mountains.
Stop. What do you hear this very moment? Perhaps someone is talking in the next room, the kids are laughing, birds are chirping, a tree branch is brushing against the window, the dog is snoring, a storm is brewing, or a plane is flying overhead. Now, listen to what’s happening around you. Everything sounds more intense and in depth, right? Listening should never be taken for granted and always be appreciated. Sounds are surrounding the planet right now, webbing with each other to connect us all. Hence, the creation of World Listening Day in 2010.