Great Smoky Mountains

Arts & Culture

Richard Powers’s Wild Voice

The novelist’s Great Smoky Mountains immersion laid the groundwork for his epic Pulitzer-winning tree novel. It also sparked a love affair between man and place that is upending Powers’s life and work

Land & Conservation

What You Need to Know about Fall Foliage This Year

The forecast for the Appalachian mountains calls for a better leaf-peeping season than in 2018


Fall Color Finder

Here’s the tool you really need before you go leaf-peeping this season


Fire on the Mountain

A night of terror in Gatlinburg, Tennessee


Bucket-List Trip: The Top of Tennessee

A secluded lodge with panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains


Secret Smokies: An Insider’s Guide to Quiet, Back-Road Spots

The folks at the National Park Service point us in the right direction—away from where everyone else is

Land & Conservation

Dwight McCarter: The Tracker

During his thirty years tracking lost souls through the Smokies and beyond McCarter rescued twenty-six people, many of them children. These days he’s still in the mountains, often thinking about those he found—and the few he didn’t

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Land & Conservation

On The Trail With Dwight McCarter

Expert tracker Dwight McCarter takes us into the Great Smoky Mountains