It's #FreakyFriday here at GSMA--the day we celebrate reptiles, amphibians, and fungi of the Smokies! Today we are featuring the Wood Frog. During the summer, it wanders in moist woodlands far from the water. You're most likely to spot them on damp, cloudy days!
Its FreakyFriday here at GSMAthe day we celebrate reptiles amphibians and fungi
Spots are filling up quickly (with some classes already full) for our Annual Members' Weekend! We recommend registering soon. Find your tickets here:
Spots are filling up quickly with some classes already full for our

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It's #TreetopThursday at GSMA! A variety of azalea can be seen for the next few weeks at Andrews Bald, Gregory Bald, Schoolhouse Gap, and the Chestnut Top Trail. #gsmnp #gsma #treesofthesmokies
Its TreetopThursday at GSMA A variety of azalea can be seen for
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It's National Pollinator Week! It's the perfect time to remember that not all pollinators are winged.
Its National Pollinator Week Its the perfect time to remember that not
Happy Summer Solstice from Andrews Bald! How are you celebrating the first day of summer?
Happy Summer Solstice from Andrews Bald How are you celebrating the first day of summer
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Liz Domingue's Women's Backpacking trip to Twentymile is filling fast! We recommend getting tickets now. Below, you will find more details and a link to register.
Liz Domingues Womens Backpacking trip to Twentymile is filling fast We recommend

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It's Wildflower Wednesday here at GSMA! Wood Sorrel is a summer blooming plant with distinctive shamrock-like leaves. You can spot them on Clingmans Dome Road and Forney Ridge Trail. #wildflowerwednesday #gsma #gsmnp
Its Wildflower Wednesday here at GSMA Wood Sorrel is a summer blooming
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Want to visit a place in the Smokies less traveled?

Read GSMA's Recommended Hike: Hazel Creek Trail by By Marti Smith
GSMNP 900 Miler & Marketing and Membership Associate
Want to visit a place in the Smokies less traveled

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Our June 27th hike to Cove Mountain is now full, but there are still a few spots in Lloyd Shiver's hike to Middle Prong and Panther Creek! Find details below.
Our June 27th hike to Cove Mountain is now full but there

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For the next 48-76 hours, Catawba Rhododendron will be at full peak on Andrews Bald. See them while you still can! Photography: Liz Domingue
For the next 4876 hours Catawba Rhododendron will be at full peak
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This Saturday, join GSMA member Lloyd Shiver on one of the most beautiful waterfall hikes in the park! Find more information below.
This Saturday join GSMA member Lloyd Shiver on one of the most

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It's National Pollinator Week!

Ten years ago the U.S Senate unanimously approved that a week in June should be designated as National Pollinator Week. U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior designated the week of June 19-25 as the week to celebrate.

Download your free ebook to learn more about pollinators in the Smokies.

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Its National Pollinator Week Ten years ago the US Senate unanimously approved

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When most conjure images of their father, words like "wise," "supportive," "protective," and "inspirational" hopefully spring to mind.

When we consider the men who fought so tirelessly for the establishment of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we think of nothing less.

Test your Smoky mountain knowledge and take our 'Founding Fathers' Quiz in honor of Father's Day!
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This Wedneday, June 21st marks the first day of summer and we want you to be safe while visiting the Great Smokies.
This Wedneday June 21st marks the first day of summer and we

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At the end of every rainbow, you'll find __________________.
At the end of every rainbow you'll find __________________
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You can now find GSMA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. Make sure you're following us on all our social profiles!
You can now find GSMA on Instagram Facebook Twitter Pinterest and YouTube
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Registration for Members' Weekend is now open and spots are filling up fast!

This year's theme is "Dinner and Movie," with two new film premieres included in our lineup of events: "A Place Called Cades Cove" by Valerie Polk and "An American Legend: Horace Kephart, His Life and Legacy" by Libby Kephart Hargrave.

As always, we've scheduled lots of opportunities to learn more about the...
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Registration for Members' Weekend is now open and spots are filling up fast

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Join Lloyd Shiver on a hike from Meigs Mountain to Curry Mountain. The hike is moderate (for details, please refer to our book, "Hiking Trails of the Smokies") and the distance is 9.5 miles.

You are strongly advised to bring appropriate gear, including day pack, water, food, clothing for all types of weather, and sturdy hiking boots; hiking poles are optional, but come in handy.

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Join Lloyd Shiver on a hike from Meigs Mountain to Curry Mountain

Hike Meigs Mountain to Curry Mountain with Lloyd Shiver

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Join Liz Domingue for two nights on the trail in the Twentymile area; some previous bacpacking experience is required.

Day 1: Backpack Twentymile Trail to Long Hungry Ridge Trail to campsite #92 (4.2 miles, Moderate).

Day 2: Day hike to Gregory Bald via Long Hungry Ridge and Gregory Bald Trails (8.4 mi Roundtrip, Moderate to Strenuous)

Day 3: Hike out to our original trailhead at...
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Join Liz Domingue for two nights on the trail in the Twentymile

Women's Backpacking Twentymile with Liz Domingue

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Peyton Proffitt
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the Women’s Work Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum this Saturday, June 17. This event honors the contributions made by the women of Southern Appalachia showcasing traditional work led by women on mountain farms in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The event is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Demonstrations among the historic buildings will...
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the Womens Work Festival at
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