The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

  • A public input process this month will assess sentiment for potential future greenway connections between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Buncombe County greenways and trails near Asheville, North Carolina.

  • Earlier this spring, two men were reported missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    At its height, more than 60 people and three dogs searched on and off trails for Derek Lueking. While that was going on, rangers noticed that the car of Michael Cocchini was parked at a walkway for two days.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

  • Though it's a "national river," the forests surrounding the Buffalo National River have quite a few options for getting out and stretching the legs.

  • Finding the birds and getting some good glass (binoculars, scope, or camera) on them is only half the battle of birding. Once you see the birds, you then have to identify them. This can be as simple as taking an accomplished and experienced birder with you everywhere, but sooner or later you’ll need to do the book work yourself.

  • If you're looking for a small, quiet campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park without being too far from a main road, you can't do much better than Big Creek Campground.

    With only 12 tent sites, Big Creek is the smallest campground in the park. RVs are not allowed.