Fire destroys historic hotel annex in Smokies The former Wonderland Hotel annex in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park burned to the ground Tuesday after the 8,600- The park fire management crew and the Gatlinburg Fire Department responded to the scene after a passer-by reported the fire at 7:15 a.m., according to the release.
TWRA officers said they had no options left but to shoot and kill a family of black bears that had been destroying property near a Gatlinburg vacation destination. TWRA officer Matt Cameron said that the mother black bear and her four yearling cubs have been rooting through garbage, getting into cars and cabins, even chasing
Tremont has some of the most beautiful stream scenery in the Great Smoky Mountains. Here is a closeup of a relaxing Tremont stream in Springtime from a few years ago. If you’re looking for a great hike in the Tremont section of the park try the Middle Pring Trail. It has gorgeous scenery and is
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s only ski resort, announced Friday that it will be opening its slopes for skiing on Sunday, December23. The recent colder temperatures have made it possible to create snow and open the slopes up to skiers. Spokesman Jim Davis said Ober had been making snow since Thursday afternoon and planned to continue making it
Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2013 in unique style with its 25th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Saturday night, December 31. At the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, 2013, the Space Needle