Canoe trip to explore the Little Tennessee

out canoeA guided canoe float trip down the Little Tennessee River will be held on July 19 as part of the Highlands Biological Foundation Think About Thursdays series. 

The Little Tennessee River boasts a unique and rich natural and cultural heritage that the group will explore, including its renowned diversity of aquatic wildlife and deep connections to the Cherokee. Lunch and canoe rental are included in the $35 fee. 828.526.2221 or visit

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Back Then with George Ellison

  • One of the Smokies’ finest poets
    One of the Smokies’ finest poets Editor’s note: This Back Then column by George Ellison first appeared in the Feb. 15, 2012, edition of The Smoky Mountain News. Olive Tilford Dargan is fairly well known in literary circles as the author of From My Highest Hill (1941), a delightful collection of autobiographical…
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