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5 Summer Things To Do In The Smokies

5 Summer Things To Do In The Smokies

The first day of summer is right around the corner, so we thought we’d highlight some of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains this summer. 1. BIKE CADES COVE Experience Cades Cove by bike! The 11-mile loop road is closed to motor vehicles until 10:00 a.m....

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Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails

Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails

There are miles of hiking trails to explore around Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, TN. Here are the top 3 hikes the owners recommend for their guests at Dancing Bear: Spruce Flat Falls – 2 miles round-trip, beginning at Tremont Institute. Moderate terrain – can be...

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Spring Wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

Spring Wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

Spring is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to plan a Spring Break getaway! Whether you’re planning an adventure with the family, a group of friends, or an intimate getaway for two, there is no lack of exciting outdoor spring activities in and around the...

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Outdoor Winter Activities in the Smokies

Outdoor Winter Activities in the Smokies

Whether you are planning a day trip or a weekend getaway this season, there are always great outdoor winter activities in the Smokies! Since Dancing Bear Lodge is your Smoky Mountain basecamp, you will have access to our property’s hiking/walking trails, which stretch...

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Fall Foliage in the Smoky Mountains

Fall Foliage in the Smoky Mountains

Autumn is finally here, and there is no place more beautiful to view the fall foliage than in the Smoky Mountains! But, how do you know the best time to travel and experience these fiery changes in hue? Thanks to SmokyMountains.com, you no longer have to...

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10 Things to Do in Cades Cove TN

10 Things to Do in Cades Cove TN

It’s safe to say that Cades Cove is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places on the planet. It’s only natural that people want to visit and take it all in, but what is there to do in Cades Cove, Tennessee? Whether you’re visiting for vacation time with the...

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Smoky Mountain Bicycling Suggestions

Smoky Mountain Bicycling Suggestions

There are excellent places for bicycling all around Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, TN. The primary form of bicycling is road biking. While there are some mountain biking options, they are all on private land, as the National Park does not allow mountain bikes on any...

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