Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Trails I've Hiked: The Great Smokies' Mountain Farm and Oconaluftee River Trails

Summer flowers on Oconaluftee River Trail
The Smokies’ stellar Mountain Farm Museum at the new Oconaluftee Visitor Center may just be a stroll, but combine it with one of the Smokies best kept secret easy walks, the Oconaluftee River Trail, and you have one of the park’s best combinations of scenery and interpretation.

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy To Improve Wildlife Habitat At Cataloochee Ranch On Border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cataloochee Ranch, an 800-acre parcel on the Great Smokies’ southeastern border, is one of the most significant private-land nature preserves that flanks the park. This weekend volunteers will come up to this Maggie Valley equestrian and hiking resort to help improve wildlife habitat in forests and lofty meadows.
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