The Great Smoky Mountains are a spectacular sight to see any time of year, but the changing colors during the autumn months add to the wonder. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail. An observation tower tops Clingmans Dome, the highest peak, offering scenic views of the mist-covered mountains. For more information, visit the National Park Service.
Biannual Event Celebrating Locally Owned Restaurants Returns August 24-30
Nashville Restaurant Week is back: Starting today and running through this coming weekend, nearly 60 local restaurants that make up the Nashville Originals—the city’s non-profit independent restaurant association—will offer diners special menus and deals throughout the week.
As an organization, the Originals support local restaurateurs who are committed to sustaining Nashville’s unique dining culture through the belief that the individual creativity of local businesses have helped shape the city’s identity, and helped propel Music City into the national culinary spotlight.