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Great Smoky Mountains - Staggering Biodiversity in America's most visited National Park

  • Great Smoky Mountains - Staggering Biodiversity in Americas most visited National Park


    Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American national park in the southeastern United States, with parts in Tennessee and North Carolina. The park straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The park contains some of the highest mountains in eastern North America, including Clingmans Dome, Mount Guyot, and Mount Le Conte. The border between the two states runs northeast to southwest through the center of the park. The Appalachian Trail passes through the center of the park on its route from Georgia to Maine. With 12.5 million visitors in 2019, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States.

    The park is almost 95 percent forested, and almost 36 percent of it, 187,000 acres (76,000 ha), is estimated by the Park Service to be old growth forest with many trees that predate European settlement of the area. It is one of the largest blocks of deciduous, temperate, old growth forest in North America.

    The variety of elevations, the abundant rainfall, and the presence of old growth forests give the park an unusual richness of biota. About 19,000 species of organisms are known to live in the park, and estimates as high as an additional 100,000 undocumented species may also be present.
    Park officials count more than 200 species of birds, 50 species of fish, 39 species of reptiles, and 43 species of amphibians, including many lungless salamanders. The park has a noteworthy black bear population, numbering about 1,500.[38] Elk (wapiti) were reintroduced to the park in 2001. Elk are most abundant in the Cataloochee area in the southeastern section of the park.

    It is also home to species of mammals such as the raccoon, bobcat, two species of fox, river otter, woodchuck, beaver, two species of squirrel, opossum, coyote, white-tailed deer, chipmunk, two species of skunk, and various species of bats.

    Over 100 species of trees grow in the park. The lower region forests are dominated by deciduous leafy trees. At higher altitudes, deciduous forests give way to coniferous trees like Fraser fir. In addition, the park has over 1,400 flowering plant species and over 4,000 species of non-flowering plants.

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  • Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains Travel Guide


    *Unless an animal is a service dog with appropriate documentation, dogs are not allowed (including in backpacks) on trails other than the Gatlinburg Trail (in Tennessee) and the Oconaluftee River Trail (in North Carolina).

    *Bicycles are only allowed on the Gatlinburg Trail (in Tennessee), the Oconaluftee River Trail (in North Carolina) and the Lower Deep Creek Trail (in North Carolina). In your video, you promoted visitors to use bicycles on the Twin Creeks Trail if they are careful. This is illegal and potentially dangerous, as this trail is not designed for this use. Hikers do not anticipate encountering bicycles while on this trail, which may result in someone getting hurt.

    *Commercial filming in Smoky Mtn National Park requires a permit.

    Our travel guide for Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and The Smokie Mountains.

    1. Rail Runner (at Anakeesta) (6:38) 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    2. Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster & Glider (13:24) 386 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    3. Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster (14:25) 306 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    4. Rocky Top Mountain Coaster (20:12) 2940 Veterans Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN

    1.SkyLift Park (3:22) 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    2.Acadia Space Needle (4:15) 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN
    3.Anakeesta (5:27) 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    4.Ober Gatlinburg (12:29) 1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

    1.Dueling Zipline (at Anakeesta) (6:22) 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    2.Gatlin's Rugged Ropes Course (10:52) 716 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    3.The Dome Zip lines (15:25) 115 Conner Heights Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN
    4. Paula Dean's Lumber Jack Feud Adventure Park (21:24) 2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge
    5. The Island at Pigeon Forge (22:55) 131 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN
    6. Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride (23:54) 2806 Parkway, Pigeon Forge

    1.Dolly Parton's Stampede (16:38) 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    2.Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud (17:00) 119 Music Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN
    3.Paula Deans Lumberjack Feud Show (21:24) 2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge
    4. Pirates Voyage & Dinner Show (22:35) 2713 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    5. Comedy Barn (23:44) 2775 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN

    RAFTING (14:55)
    -Rafting in the Smokies (15:06) 813 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN
    -Big Creek Expeditions (15:33) 3541 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN
    -Big Bear Rafting (15:43) 3165 Big Creek Rd, Hartford, TN

    1. Anakeesta (5:27) 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    2.DOLLYWOOD (20:57) 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN
    3. Dollywood Spash Country (21:03)
    4.Adventure Raceway (18:49) 2945 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    5.Fast Tracks (18:57) 2879 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    6.Lazer Port Fun Center (19:06) 2782 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    7. The Track Family Fun Park (19:19) 2575 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    8. Magiquest (19:30) 2491 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    9. Speedzone Fun Park (19:43) 3315 S River Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN

    Gatlinburg Trail (7:39) 916 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN
    Cades Cove (8:22) Cades Cove Loop Road, Townsend, TN
    Twin Creeks Trail (12:47) 622 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg

    1.Ripley's Believe It or Not (9:32) 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    2. Ripley's Haunted Adventure (9:49) 908 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    3. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (9:53) 88 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 4.
    4. Hollywood Star Cars Museum (10:16) 914 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    5. Mysterious Mansion (12:21) 424 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
    6. Alcatraz East Crime Museum (22:33) 2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    7. Hollywood Wax Museum (24:00) 106 Showplace Blvd Unit A, Pigeon Forge, TN
    8. Titanic Museum (24:20) 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN

    -Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf (10:04) 188 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    -Gatlin's Mini Golf (11:02) 716 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    -Hillbilly Golf (14:14) 340 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    -Magiquest (19:30) 2491 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN

    1. Super 8 (2:39) 417 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg,
    2. River Terrace Resort & Conference Ctr (11:51) 240 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
    3. Edgewater Resort & Conference Ctr (12:08) 402 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
    4. LaQuinta Inn (21:48) 219 Emert St Pigeon Forge
    5. Super 8 (21:48) 215 Emert St Pigeon Forge
    6. KOA (22:09) 3122 Veterans Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    7. The Inn at Christmas Place (22:26) 119 Christmas Tree Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN

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  • A place of superlative - Yosemite National Park


    Yosemite National Park is a place of superlatives: with towering cliffs and giant sequoias, home to coyotes, black bears and the most elusive of all: the bobcat. Watch this documentary with ist spectacular shots, aerial views and time-lapse shots and learn some new facts about the biodiversity in one of North Americas most spectacular National Parks.

  • Untouched Wilderness in Americas Northernmost National Park - Gates of the Arctic


    Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is an American national park that protects portions of the Brooks Range in northern Alaska. The park is the northernmost national park in the United States, situated entirely north of the Arctic Circle. The park is the second largest in the US, slightly larger in area than Belgium. Gates of the Arctic was initially designated as a national monument on December 1, 1978, before being redesignated as a national park and preserve upon passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980.
    A large part of the park has additional protection as the Gates of the Arctic Wilderness that adjoins the Noatak Wilderness. They form the largest contiguous wilderness in the United States together.
    Fauna include brown bears, black bears, muskoxen, moose, Dall sheep, timber wolves, wolverines, coyotes, lynxes, marmots, porcupines, river otters, red and Arctic fox species, beavers, snowshoe hares, muskrats, bald eagles, golden eagles, peregrine falcons, ospreys, great horned and northern hawk-owls. More than half a million caribou, including the Central Arctic, Western Arctic, Teshekpuk, and Porcupine herds, migrate through the central Brooks Range twice yearly, traveling north in summer, and south in winter. Caribou are important as a food source to native peoples. The park is the northernmost range limit for the Dall sheep. About 132 brown bears reside in the park and preserve, based on a density of about one bear per 100 square miles.

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  • Inside America’s National Parks: Grand Teton National Park


    Grand Teton National Park is a geological wonder, a hiker's paradise, one of the best parks to see wildlife, and an irresistible lure for thrill seekers. In this exhilarating program, climb a sheer cliff wall, raft a raging river, visit an avalanche lab, spend a day with a fearless search and rescue team, hang your Stetson at a working dude ranch, and rough it in style at posh retreats.

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  • Autumn at Great Smoky Mountains National Park


    Autumn at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Join us in this video as we hike the Deep Creek Waterfall Trail and the Bridge to Nowhere enjoying the beautiful Autumn colors. in the Smoky Mountains.




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  • Sacred Mountain of the Smokies - The Biodiversity of Mt Le Conte


    Mt. Le Conte is one of the most biologically diverse mountains in the National Park System, harboring thousands of different species on its flanks from base to summit. Janet Rock, botanist at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, discusses the biological diversity in our newest Smoky Mountain Explorer Film, “Mt. Le Conte - Sacred Mountain of the Smokies.”

  • 25 Most Beautiful Destinations in America - Travel Video


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    One of the largest countries in the world, the United States boast dazzling and delightful scenery, with dramatic coastlines, lovely lakes, and desolate desert landscapes. Between the Rockies in the west and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the east are all kinds of natural and human-made wonders, as well as some of the best and most beautiful national parks in the world. One of the best ways to see America' most beautiful destinations is to take an unforgettable road trip, stopping off at its most famous and photographed sights as you go.

  • Drive 4K - Great Smokey Mountains, the Americas Most Popular Park - USA


    Explore the scenery and the incredible diversity of plants and animals that makes Great Smoky Mountains the most visited park in the National Park system. This is the most visited park in the USA.

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park is between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail.

    An observation tower tops Clingmans Dome, the highest peak, offering scenic views of the mist-covered mountains.

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  • The National Parks - Americas Wildlife Refuge | Free Documentary Nature


    The National Parks - America's Wildlife Refuge | Wildlife Documentary

    The Alps are an impressive mountainous landscape. But they are comparatively small and young in comparison with other mountains on the earth. Hans Jöchler and his team travelled the Rocky Mountains and their foothills from north to south to film the a choice of North American national parks.

    The main attention focuses on the rock formations and allows a closer look far back into the geological history of the earth in primeval times. The film provides interesting pictures and interesting facts about the geology as well as fauna and flora of the oldest nature reserves of the world. As an expert for geological and paleontological questions, Dr. Robert Darga, Curator and Manager of the Natural History and Mammoth Museum in Siegsdorf - Bavaria Germany supplies informative facts about the geological development of the mountains.

    The journey leads from the Teton and Glacier National Park to the Yel-lowstone National Park with its volcanic geology. Further south the team has a look at impressing locations like the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the Arches National Park, the Coyote Butes and much more. Not only the landscape but also a bunch of interesting animals are part of this nature documentary. Hans came close to capture for example the Black bear, wapiti deers, chipmunks, bighorn sheep, elks etc.. Hans created deliberately romantic pictures of places which have written a thrilling chapter in the world’s geological history.


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  • 15 SECRETS Hidden In National Monuments


    These national monuments have hidden secrets that few know about. Today we're taking a look at some of the most amazing secrets hidden inside national monuments.

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  • The Dark Side of the Great Smoky Mountains, The Missing and Mysterious Disappearances in the park.


    The Great Smoky Mountains is a beautiful place, But it has secrets to this day that can't be explained. Five people are still missing in this vast wilderness. As if they just vanished in mid air. Nature and the Forrest can be unforgiving if one is not prepared. A look at where this people went missing in this vast wilderness. Thanks for watching. SUBSCRIBE:: LIKE AND SHARE:: GROW YOUR OUTDOOR CHANNEL LINK:

  • Elk Rut in Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountains National Park


    See the Elk Rut in Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hear the Elk Bugle numerous times, see them defend their territory and haram, see the baby Elk, and watch a dangerous encounter with photographers and visitors!

    You can expect to see beautiful scenery, wild flowers, wildlife, creeks, waterfalls, and much more. This is one of the most rustic drives you can take in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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  • Unexpected Beauty and Unequal Duels in Saguaro National Park


    Saguaro National Park is an American national park in Pima County, southeastern Arizona. The 92,000-acre (37,000 ha) park consists of two separate areas—the Tucson Mountain District (TMD) about 10 miles west of the city of Tucson and the Rincon Mountain District (RMD) about 10 miles east of the city—that preserve Sonoran Desert landscapes, fauna, and flora, including the giant saguaro cactus.

    An inventory of medium and large mammals in the park confirmed the presence of 30 species in Saguaro National Park between 1999 and 2008. Of these, 21 were found in the Tucson Mountain District and 29 in the Rincon Mountain District. A partial list of the park's mammals includes cougars, coyotes, bobcats, white-tailed deer, mule deer, javelinas, gray foxes, black-tailed jackrabbits, desert cottontails, ring-tailed cats, white-nosed coatis, ground squirrels, and packrats. One endangered mammal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives part of the year in the park and part of the year in Mexico.

    The wide range of habitats in the park supports a diverse population of birds including some, such as the vermilion flycatcher and the whiskered screech owl, uncommon elsewhere in the United States. Among the park's 107 bird species are great horned owls, cactus wrens, ravens, kestrels, turkey vultures, roadrunners, woodpeckers, hawks, quails, and hummingbirds, and one threatened species, the Mexican spotted owl.

    The park's 36 reptile species include desert tortoises, diamondback rattlesnakes (one of the more commonly seen snakes), coral snakes, Gila monsters, short-horned lizards, spiny lizards, and zebra-tailed lizards. Despite the aridity, three amphibian species inhabit the park: the canyon tree frog, the lowland leopard frog, and Couch's spadefoot, which lives in burrows, emerging to breed during summer rains. Forest fires, which create erosion-prone burned areas, have destroyed many of the leopard frog's breeding pools, which fill with sediment. The Arizona Game and Fish Department lists the lowland leopard frog as a species of special concern.

    Urban sprawl, air and water pollution, noise, light pollution, and a range of habitat restricted by human infrastructure put stress on the park's mammals and other animals, but the most serious immediate threat to them is roadkill. About 50,000 vertebrates a year die on the park's roads when they are hit by a vehicle. The Rincon Mountain District has few roads, but Picture Rocks Road, an east–west commuter highway crossing the Tucson Mountain District, is highly dangerous to wildlife. Attempts in 2002 to convert it to a hiking trail failed after the proposal met with stiff public resistance.

  • Fighting Grizzlies & Hunting Wolf Packs in Americas first National Park - Yellowstone


    Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in the western United States, largely in the northwest corner of Wyoming and extending into Montana, and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser, one of its most popular. While it represents many types of biomes, the subalpine forest is the most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion.

  • Breathtaking hunting scenes and amazing panoramic shots in Grand Canyon National Park


    The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters).
    The canyon and adjacent rim are contained within Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the Havasupai Indian Reservation and the Navajo Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.
    Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While some aspects about the history of incision of the canyon are debated by geologists, several recent studies support the hypothesis that the Colorado River established its course through the area about 5 to 6 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River has driven the down-cutting of the tributaries and retreat of the cliffs, simultaneously deepening and widening the canyon.
    For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans, who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a holy site, and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.

  • Mountain Life Festival, Great Smoky Mountains National Park


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    Come on over and experience old-time mountain ways at the annual Mountain Life Festival, held at Oconaluftee Mountain Farm Museum every September. Living history demonstrations will get you in touch with the many activities that kept people in this area busy, like making molasses, apple cider, apple butter, cornbread, and greens, and crafting brooms and rugs. The Mountain Farm Museum is located two miles north of Cherokee, NC on US 441 (Newfound Gap Road) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • EPIC EASY DAY HIKES IN GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS | The 7 best adventures that anyone can do


    Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States, and with good reason! The Great Smoky Mountains is an epic place for an adventure for everyone. In this video we take you on an adventure to the best easy adventures in the park. Every hike that we show is less than 5 miles and doesn't require difficult hiking to reach the destination. On top of that, the Smoky Mountains are home to some of the most beautiful drives in the Eastern United States. Time to have an adventure!

    0:00 - Introduction to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    0:54 - Day 1 - Laurel Falls
    2:00 - Day 2 Hike 1 - Clingman's Dome
    3:47 - Day 2 Hike 2 - Arch Rock and Alum Cave
    6:05 - We Spotted a Deer and a Bear!
    6:17 - Day 3 - Jake's Creek to Avent Cabin
    9:29 - Day 4 Part 1 - Cades Cove
    10:15 - Day 4 Part 2 - Abrams Falls
    12:25 - Day 4 Part 3 - Rich Mountain Road
    13:28 - Sign Off from Great Smoky Mountains

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    Day 1 - #laurelfalls
    This hike was an easy 2.3 miles roundtrip with a beautiful waterfall at the end!

    Day 2 - #clingmansdome & #archrock & #alumcave
    Climngman's Dome is an awesome 1 mile roundtrip hike that takes you to the roof of the National Park! Up 6,643 feet you'll have an incredible panorama view of the Great Smoky Mountains.

    Arch Rock and Alum Cave is an awesome 4.6 mile roundtrip hike that starts with an easy creekside hike to Arch Rock. Arch Rock is a huge natural rock tunnel you can walk through! Alum Cave is a huge cavern in the rock with a wonderful overlook of the Great Smoky Mountains.

    Day 3 - #jakescreek to #aventcabin
    This trail starts with a walk through an old neighborhood! Pass through old stone chimneys where houses once stood. At the end of the hike you see a real life cabin! Avent Cabin is still standing, you can explore inside and outside this beautiful cabin deep in the Smoky Mountains.

    Day 4 - #cadescove & #abramsfalls & #richmountaintrail
    Cades Cove is an 11 mile loop drive that is an absolute MUST while visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can spot wildlife and enjoy the wonderful mountain views while taking this loop.

    Abrams Falls is a hike whose trailhead is on Cades Cove. This 5 mile hike takes you to a ridiculously awesome waterfall, one of the best destinations in the entire park.

    Rich Mountain Trail is an 11 mile dirt road that is only open in the Summer. The road starts near Cades Cove and takes you on a winding loop through the forest!

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  • Breathtaking insights into the amazing ecosystem of the Everglades National Park


    North America’s National Parks are world famous and their breathtaking landscapes fascinate millions of visitors. This spectacular series will show you what happens beyond the lookouts.

    Everglades National Park is an American national park that protects the southern twenty percent of the original Everglades in Florida. The park is the largest tropical wilderness in the United States, and the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi River. An average of one million people visit the park each year. Everglades is the third-largest national park in the contiguous United States after Death Valley and Yellowstone. UNESCO declared the Everglades & Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve in 1976, and listed the park as a World Heritage Site in 1979, while the Ramsar Convention included the park on its list of Wetlands of International Importance in 1987. Everglades is one of only three locations in the world to appear on all three lists.

    Most national parks preserve unique geographic features; Everglades National Park was the first created to protect a fragile ecosystem. The Everglades are a network of wetlands and forests fed by a river flowing 0.25 miles (0.40 km) per day out of Lake Okeechobee, southwest into Florida Bay. The park is the most significant breeding ground for tropical wading birds in North America and contains the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere. Thirty-six threatened or protected species inhabit the park, including the Florida panther, the American crocodile, and the West Indian manatee, along with 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish, 40 species of mammals, and 50 species of reptiles. The majority of South Florida's fresh water, which is stored in the Biscayne Aquifer, is recharged in the park.

    Humans have lived for thousands of years in or around the Everglades. Plans arose in 1882 to drain the wetlands and develop the land for agricultural and residential use. As the 20th century progressed, water flow from Lake Okeechobee was increasingly controlled and diverted to enable explosive growth of the South Florida metropolitan area. The park was established in 1934, to protect the quickly vanishing Everglades, and dedicated in 1947, as major canal building projects were initiated across South Florida. The ecosystems in Everglades National Park have suffered significantly from human activity, and restoration of the Everglades is a politically charged issue in South Florida.

  • Great Smoky Mountains - Crown Jewel of the Appalachians


    A park that today covers over 500,000 acres of breath-taking beauty: lush highland meadows, glorious waterfalls, pristine mountain streams, the highest mountain tops in the Appalachians, the largest stands of old-growth forest in the eastern United States.
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park rests in the geographic province known as the Blue Ridge Mountains, named for their distinctive blue appearance when seen from a distance. The park covers over 500,000 acres of breath-taking beauty, filled with lush highland meadows, glorious waterfalls, pristine mountain streams, the highest mountain tops in the Appalachians, and to crown it all, it encompasses one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. Witness the richness and wonder in this vivid exploration of the Great Smoky Mountains as you soar over hundreds of acres of majestic beauty.

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  • Americas Most Visited National Park| Most Scenic Drive| Georgia To Great Smoky Mountains In Falls


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  • 5 Best Things To Do On A Smoky Mountains Getaway Trip


    The Smoky Mountains in Tennessee is one of the top National Park destinations in the U.S with about 11 million visits per year. Also it is 100% FREE!!! Thats right no admission cost to visit Smoky Mountain National Park.

    Hiking, Nature Watching, Mountains, Waterfalls, Beautiful Quaint Town Exploring, there is so much to do... Here is our list of the top 5 things to do at while at the Smoky Mountains. We hope this video helps you with your smoky mountain trip and that you enjoy your time in the Smokys.

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    #4) Lauren Falls Trail Hike (0:57) (1:42 Bear Encounter)
    #3) Chimney Tops Trail Hike (2:30)
    #2) Skyline Bridge, the Longest Suspension Bridge in the U.S. (4:07)
    #1) Alum Cave Trail Hike (4:39)

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  • Killer whales hunting in Olympic National Park


    Olympic National Park is an American national park located in the State of Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. The park has four regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side. Within the park there are three distinct ecosystems which are subalpine forest and wildflower meadow, temperate forest, and the rugged Pacific coast.
    President Theodore Roosevelt originally designated Mount Olympus National Monument on 2 March 1909. The monument was redesignated as a national park by Congress and President Franklin Roosevelt on June 29, 1938. In 1976, Olympic National Park was designated by UNESCO as an International Biosphere Reserve, and in 1981 as a World Heritage Site. In 1988, Congress designated 95 percent of the park as the Olympic Wilderness.

    Animals that inhabit this national park are chipmunks, squirrels, skunks, six species of bats, weasels, coyotes, muskrats, fishers, river otters, beavers, red foxes, mountain goats, martens, bobcats, black bears, Canadian lynxes, moles, snowshoe hares, shrews, and cougars. Whales, dolphins, sea lions, seals, and sea otters swim near this park offshore. Birds that fly in this park including raptors are Winter wrens, and Canada jays, Hammond's flycatchers, Wilson's warblers, Blue Grouses, Pine siskins, ravens, spotted owls, Red-breasted nuthatches, Golden-crowned kinglets, Chestnut-backed chickadees, Swainson's thrushes, Red crossbills, Hermit thrushes, Olive-sided flycatchers, bald eagles, Western tanagers, Northern pygmy owls, Townsend's warblers, Townsend's solitaires, Vaux's swifts, band-tailed pigeons, and evening grosbeaks.

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    Great Smoky mountains is the most visited National park in USA, this is very popular for beautiful fall colors.

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    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, best waterfall hikes. Jeff Carry On travel vlog (0032). Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the United States, drawing over 11 million people from all over the country to explore the National Park. Jeff Carry On family and friends explore the top waterfall hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park outside of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Jeff Carry On, and family, explore three of the best waterfalls in a travel vlog style format. Highlights include: drone footage of area around Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Grotto Falls Waterfall, Ramsey Cascades Waterfall, Hen Wallow Falls Waterfall and the best waterfall hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


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    Grotto Falls Directions:

    Grotto Falls is accessed via Trillium Gap Trailhead, located just outside of Gatlinburg. Leave Gatlinburg, onto Historic Nature Trail / Airport Road. Veer right onto Cherokee Orchard Road, which will take into Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Turning right onto the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. The parking area for Grotto Falls will be on the left side of the road after driving roughly 1.6 miles along this one-way road. The trailhead is located just beyond the parking area on the opposite side of the road after Rainbow Falls.

    Hen Wallow Falls Directions:

    From downtown Gatlinburg, head East on 321 out of town. You will drive east on 321 for approximately 18.1 miles. 321/East Parkway will dead-end into Highway 32 – turn right towards Cosby. Continue on Highway 32 for 1.2 miles to the park entrance. Turn right into the park and continue 2 miles to the Gabes Mountain trailhead on right. You will want to park at the Cosby Picnic Area on the left-side of the street.

    Ramsay Cascades Directions :

    From downtown Gatlinburg, take the Main Parkway to 321/East Parkway. Head east on on Route 321 and continue for approximately 6.0 miles (when you see a Hungry Bear BBQ on the left prepare to turn). Turn right (south) into the Greenbrier entrance into the National Park and follow the signs to the trailhead. It is located 4.7 miles into the park and is just after the ranger station.

  • Fall at Mingus Mill in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park


    Come along with us as we visit Mingus Mill in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, surrounded by beautiful Fall Colors!

    See the Mill, Fall Colors, and learn how the mill works.

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    Come along with us we go on an adventure to check out the peak Fall Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Oconoluftee visitor center in Cherokee to Sugarlands visitor center in Gatlinburg TN

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  • Elk Takeover at National Park | Oconaluftee Visitor Center | Great Smoky Mountains National Park


    Of all the times we've visited the Great Smoky Mountains, we've never experienced the Elk like this before. This was to our eyes, an Elk takeover, and frankly a little bit scary. You always have to have your guard up around wild animals, especially when you're in their house. That being said, this was an amazing sight to behold and one we will not soon forget.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park covered in snow, White Christmas, winter 2020


    Early Christmas morning at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Garlinburg, TN. Overnight snow made Christmas magical in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Enjoy peaceful moments of snowfall in the Smokies!


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  • Exploring The Great Smoky Mountains National Parks Mingus Mill


    Just within the Smoky Mountains at the southern most entry point you will find Mingus Mill, a quaint mill which once was the hub of production for over 200 families which resided in the area. While there you can see how the mill works, what sets it apart from others in the area and take a brief and easy stroll in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park | What to know, before you go!


    Hey guys! We filmed an Interview with Park Ranger Dana Soehn at Great Smoky Mountains National Park! She breaks down everything you need to know for a Smokies visit in just over 2 Minutes! Don't waste your time with lengthy travel blogs, written by people who've never been to the Park, take it from Dana, a career Park Ranger who has been with GSM for over 20 years!

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park | Peak Fall Foliage in 4K


    We spent two days in Great Smoky mountains national park. First we drove from Huntsville, AL and reached Gatlinburg, TN in 4hrs. Our journey started next day morning and drove all the way to Cherokee, NC. We spent night there and headed to Blue Ridge Parkway scenic drive.

    1st day - Cherokee Orchard road, Alum Cave Bluffs, Inspiration Point, Newfound Gap, History Exhibit Overlook and Clingmans Dome.
    2nd day - Cherokee, NC, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Blue Ridge Pkwy scenic drive.


    Travel vlog 03 | Tennessee| Filmed October 28-30, 2018

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  • Hiking 30 Miles Alone- The Great Smoky Mountains-


    Hiking 30 Miles Alone- The Great Smoky Mountains-

    This was a trek counter clockwise around the Forney Creek Loop in the Great Smoky Mountains. I would suggest doing this clockwise. I started at the Noland Divide trailhead, the trail head is a bit hard to find as it doesn't have a trail sign at the entrance and is instead marked by a road closed gate. It starts about a mile and a half from clingmans dome you will see the gate, enter here.

    These are the campsites I stayed at.

    Day 1- Campsite 61- Bald Creek
    Day 2 - Campsite 64- Mill Creek
    Day 3 - Campsite 70- Jonas Creek

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    Both Cabins Overlook Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We’re Located in Bryson City, NC on 12 acres that are surrounded on three sides by 600 Acres of the Nantahala National Forest.
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    Discover what’s great about Bryson City, a peaceful mountain town bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with unique shops, galleries, lodging and restaurants. Surrounding our small town, there’s a rich vacation paradise — rafting and kayaking on the Nantahala River, boating and fishing on Fontana Lake, scenic railroad excursions, world class trout streams and mountain biking on the famous Tsali trails. We have creeks for tubing, trails for hiking, horseback riding, and beautiful waterfalls. We’re home to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and the North Carolina half of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ..and we’re close - just an hour west of Asheville NC and three hours north of Atlanta GA.

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  • LAUREL FALLS TRAIL | Great Smoky Mountains National Park | National Park Waterfalls


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