• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Every Thursday Weekly from 09/20/2012 to 11/01/2012

    Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free

In the early 1800s the first white settlers began coming to the Sugarlands Valley to build a new life. Walk in their footsteps and find out why they chose this spot and how they made a life in these mountains. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Walk rated easy to moderate in difficulty, one mile distance.