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Friends Of The Smokies Blog

FOTS Trails Forever crew completes first phase of Trillium Gap Trail restoration

November 18, 2019

Trillium Gap Trail after

by Julie Dodd The first stage of the restoration of Trillium Gap Trail, one of the most popular GSMNP trails, has wrapped up for the season with major improvements made from the trailhead to Grotto Falls. The last day of…

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Cades Cove Loop Lope raises $99,000 for GSMNP

November 7, 2019

Cades Cove Loop Lope start - photo by Horace Hamilton

by Julie Dodd More than 700 runners and walkers completed the Cades Cove Loop Lope on Nov. 3, 2019. The Loop Lope was a sold out event and raised more than $99,000 for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Participants…

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Exploring life in Smokies in 1800s

October 31, 2019

GSMNP high school Tennessee interns 2019

The GSMNP high school summer interns learned about life for those who lived in the Great Smoky Mountains in the 1800s by visiting Cades Cove and the Mountain Farm Museum in Oconaluftee. Anna Wright shares some of what the interns…

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