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    Great Smoky Mountains

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Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 07/20/2013, 08/17/2013

    Location: Smokemont Baptist Church (near Smokemont Campground entrance) | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Fee Information: Free

Join Park Volunteer Dick Sellers for a stroll through time from early Bradleytown to the present campground. Learn how this area transformed from a forested haven to a barren wasteland and back again. Afterwards visitors may choose to hike to the Bradley Fork Cemetery with Dick. Walking shoes & water bottle recommended. Two hour walk rated "moderate" in diffuculty. The hike to the cemetery will add another hour to the program.