Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Double your Donation on #GivingTuesday

November 15, 2018

For the past few years, Friends of the Smokies has participated in #GivingTuesday, a worldwide movement to encourage people to give back to organizations that make a difference in their communities. Following Thanksgiving, we all know Black Friday and Cyber…

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Flat Creek Trail – Classic Hike of the Smokies

November 9, 2018

FOTS Oct 2018 Classic Hike - photo by Linda Spangler

The FOTS October Classic Hike of Flat Creek Trail was led by Jack Case. A life-long resident of the Maggie Valley, Jack shares insights about the area during the hike on a day when they saw elk and mountain views….

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Bears need to eat without human interruption

November 1, 2018

bear eating white oak acorns

by Julie Dodd Fall is an important time of year for black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be eating. “This is the time they fatten up and get ready for hibernating,” said Bill Stiver, GSMNP Supervisory…

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