Discover More Wonders Of The Mountains At Wilderness Wildlife Week™

Mt. LeConte Llama TrainThis weekend in the Smokies boasts a weather forecast with temps near seventy degrees. It will be a beautiful weekend for Pigeon Forge to kick off it’s 23rd Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week™. Slated to begin on Saturday the 12th at Music Road Hotel & Convention Center, the week long event offers a wide range of learning opportunities with many workshops, hikes and demonstrations. The event is designed to offer activities for every age level and interest. Let’s take a look at a few of the topics and excursions that will be available.

The Keynote Program will be held on Saturday at 7:45 PM. Presented by Sam Venable, a humor columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel it is titled “How to Tawlk and Rite Good: An Introduction to the Native Tongue of Southern Appalachia.” Mr. Venable is the author of 10 books and holds more than three dozen writing awards. If you are looking for a bit of Southern humor you won’t want to miss this presentation.

Each day is packed with a wide choice of events. Sunday at 12:30 the Lost Mill String Band will perform Kids’ Track! Kiddin’ Around: A Concert For Kids of All Ages. At 1:00 Steve Garrett will present Smoky Mountain Llama Treks: Hiking With Llamas In The Smokies. Llamas are used to take supplies to LeConte Lodge and they love eating pancakes when they get to the top – you can find a great video here.

If you wish to spend part of the week in the outdoors the event offers numerous hikes and field trips throughout the week. For the early risers, Sunday at 6:00 AM begins a bus trip titled Cades Cove Photo Trek. If you enjoyed the llama video above why not take a hike with them? Wednesday from 10:00-4:00 and Friday from 10:00-5:00 will be a llama hike. Spaces for hikes and field trips fill up fast, all hike sign ups will be held at Holiday Inn Express, located directly across the street from Music Road Hotel & Convention Center. Hiking rules and the sign up procedure may be found here.

This is just a small listing of the many things this annual event offers. Take a look around the event website, you may find something that has to go on your “must do” list. If you participate in the event we are confident that you will find even more reasons to fall in love with the Smoky Mountain region. Want to make it easy to spend time in the mountains? A Smoky Mountain home away from home may be the answer. You can browse all of the homes for sale in the area at . If you decide it may be time for your mountain home purchase, let us know. We are happy to schedule an appointment to begin your search process.

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A Great Reason To Start Your Smoky Mountain Home Search In January

The activities and celebrations do not end with Christmas in the Smoky Mountains. As we begin 2012, January 7th will kick off the 22nd Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week. What better time to come explore more of the Smoky Mountains? With nearly 100 different expert guides on hand it is a great opportunity to get into the great outdoors and learn more about everything related to The Great Smoky Mountains.

 Recognized by the International Festivals & Event Association for its contributions to environment & education, this event has something for everyone. All activities throughout the week are free of charge. You can choose from a number of guided hikes, fishing, seminars and hands-on workshops. Want to get the kids involved? There will be numerous interactive activities geared towards children including “KIDS’ TRACK! HANDS-ON! Whooo Did This?: Fascinating Owls: Natural History of Owls With Live Owls and Dissection of Owl Pellets, Examination of Feathers and Owls in Rehabilitation” presented by Lynne McCoy. As a part of Wilderness Wildlife Week, Appalachia Fest will take place on January 10th in Pigeon Forge. It is a free musical celebration of our mountain heritage. It will feature mountain musicians, clogging and more. You can view a full schedule of events at this link.
This event could be a great way to start discovering all that the area has to offer. From the beauty of The Great Smoky Mountains to all of the community events throughout the year there are plenty of reasons to consider owning a home in Gatlinburg or the surrounding areas. We are seeing an active real estate market in the area with plenty of homes in the inventory to choose from. Whether you are looking for a mountain get away, thinking of a permanent move or considering an investment property there are plenty of options available. 
Begin your search at our website to see some of the Smoky Mountain opportunities that are available, pick a few activities to sample at Wilderness Wildlife Week and give us a call to view a few homes for sale while you are in the area.
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