News From The Mountains



Friends of the Smokies Welcomes New Executive Director

November 15, 2018

KODAK, Tenn. – Friends of the Smokies’ board of directors announced the selection of Tim Chandler as the organization’s new Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, effective November 5. Jim Hart has served as the nonprofit’s President and CEO for…

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Park Celebrates Rainbow Falls Trail Project Completion

November 14, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials celebrated the completion of a two-year trail rehabilitation project on Rainbow Falls Trail on Wednesday, November 14. The six-mile Rainbow Falls Trail is one of the most popular trails in the park leading hikers…

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Park, Congressional Leaders, and Governor Dedicate Foothills Parkway

November 10, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials were joined by Senator Lamar Alexander, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr, Congressman Phil Roe, Governor Bill Haslam, and NPS Southeast Regional Director Bob Vogel to dedicate the long-awaited section of the Foothills Parkway between…

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Park Hosts Walking Opportunity on the Foothills Parkway

November 2, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to walk approximately two miles along the new section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley on Thursday, November 8 for a Community Day celebration. This is a special opportunity…

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