Tag: GSMNP

  1. Ancient Grassy Balds: A Great Place to be During a Pandemic

    Ancient Grassy Balds: A Great Place to be During a Pandemic By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director  Mysterious and haunting, Southern Appalachian grassy balds have long fascinated scientists and hikers alike. How many balds are there in the Smokies? How did they evolve? How do they support rare plants? Can balds be found in other parts of the world?  Great Smoky Mountains National Park Read more...
  2. A Long Day’s Walk to Hear President Roosevelt

    A Long Day’s Walk to Hear President Roosevelt by Jim Casada  Among the many intriguing characters I was privileged to know as a boy growing up in Swain County was a local old-timer, George Monteith, who had grown up on lower Forney Creek in an area that eventually became part of the park with the flooding of Fontana Lake. In my mind’s eye I still see him, invariably clad in clean Read more...
  3. Smokies Guide Summer Feature: Supporting Wildlife with Native Plants  

    Smokies Guide Summer Feature: Supporting Wildlife with Native Plants    Did you know you can read the official Great Smoky Mountains National Park newspaper online?  Skip the stop at a visitor center and go straight to the GSMA Smokies Guide page to read or download the latest summer 2020 Smokies Guide complete with park news, roadway maps, trip planning help, hiking essentials, junior ranger activities, and Read more...
  4. Video feature: How You Can Be #SmokiesSafe

    Video feature: How You Can Be #SmokiesSafe By Valerie Polk, GSMA Videographer and Publications Associate  When Great Smoky Mountains National Park asked GSMA for help with a video message about their gradual return to operations, our answer was "Yes, we can!" If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it has been that we can work around challenges, we just have to get creative. So, in Read more...
  5. Experience 'SmokiEEEs @ Home' during National Park Week

    Experience 'SmokiEEEs @ Home' during National Park Week GSMA is proud to be a collaborator on this fantastic project with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, and Discover Life in America. Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials invite the public to experience ‘SmokiEEEs @ Home’ during National Park Week. Read more...

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