Firefly Event - Great Smoky Mountains, NP

In late Spring, in certain places in the mountains in Western North Carolina and Tennessee, a phenomenon occurs that captures the attention and awe of thousands of people from all over the country. Synchronous Fireflies take flight and give…

The Trillium of Western North Carolina

More and more abundantly so, the trillium is showing up in the mountains of western North Carolina. The spring wildflower is very fragile, and in many areas of the country, it is illegal to pick or damage the trillium in any way. The trillium…

Along the Cullasaja River

Spring has sprung and the cold nights of winter are all but a faint memory that seem but a little dot in our review mirror. The Appalachian Trail through hiker season is in full swing, and downtown is buzzing with more than just sounds of…

The Little Tennessee River Greenway

When visitors and locals alike think of getting away from the office, or getting outside and spending a little time with Mother Nature, it doesn't always lead them out to the back country or to travel to some of our areas more popular outdoor…