The Clingmans Dome Road will close Dec. 1 for the season as the park begins operating under its winter schedule. When the road reopens in spring, visitors will find the road repaved and new restrooms.
The Roaring Fork Motor Trail is also scheduled to close in December for repaving; the exact date has not been announced.
For further road closures in the National Park, you may visit their web site.
Dollywood theme park recently claimed its 4th consecutive Heartbeat Award at the International Assoc. of Amusement Parks & Attractions Expo held in Las Vegas.
This year’s award was for “Sha-Kon-O-Hey! Land of the Blue Smoke”, featuring eight songs written by Dolly Parton. The parks previous Heartbeat Award winners were “Dreamland Drive In” in 2006 & 2008 and “The Great American Country Show” in 2007.
The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont’s fall hike to Rich Mountain will be held this Saturday at 9AM. The 7.5 mile hike is considered moderately difficult and will climb 1766 feet up the side of Rich Mountain with views of Cades Cove. On the way down hikers will stop at the John Oliver Cabin for exploring.
Cost is $15 per hiker and one should bring food and water along for the hike. To register for the hike call 865-448-6709 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hike is one of many organized yearly by the Legacy of Tremont, a group of volunteers who help bring public awareness and support to Tremont. The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is a nonprofit organization providing experiences through residential educational programs.
Make an advanced reservation on-line on our web site now through 11/10/2009 for a future stay at The Resort and receive a mixed berry gel candle as our thanks. When making your reservation on-line, in the “special requests” box just type the word “candle” to receive your gift.
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