By Darryl Payne
Posted on January 7, 2013
If you have been a regular visitor to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the past or perhaps are planning to make your first trip in the near future, chances are you’re a lover of the great outdoors. And if that’s the case, we highly recommend participating in the 23rd Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, January 12 through 19.
Based at the Music Road Hotel & Convention Center, this event is committed to educating the public about the wonders of the national park and doing so in an engaging and entertaining way. The schedule is jam-packed with walks, talks and workshops as well as informative exhibits that connect participants with the area’s diverse flora and fauna as well as the rich cultural history of this neck of the Appalachians.
The day-to-day events will take place at the Music Road Hotel. Topics include Learn To Use Map & Compass, Fly Fishing in the Smokies, The Serpent Handlers, Nature Photography Workshop, Rock Formations in the Smokies and Beginning Mountain Dulcimer. Leading the dozens of different programs, lectures and activities are authorities in the many different subjects and fields covered.
There are also several hikes in the Smokies-guided hikes to such destinations as Cades Cove, White Oak Sinks, Mt. Cammerer and Abrams Falls as well as outings like Owl Prowls and Llama Hikes. You must sign up in advance to participate in a hike, and sign-ups take place at the Holiday Inn Express, across the street from Music Road Hotel. Learn more at http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events_winterfest_wilderness.aspx.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.