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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Wilderness Wildlife Week

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

This winter, consider taking a walk on the wild side in Pigeon Forge. We dare ya’. You won’t even have to do anything that might someday show up in a seedy DVD collection. Instead, it’s nature that will take center stage during the 23rd Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week, running January 12 through 19.

Based at the Music Road Hotel & Convention Center, this gathering of nature lovers is one of the popular Pigeon Forge special events each year. Its purpose is to provide visitors and locals alike with a way to learn about and enjoy the natural wonders and even the history and culture of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The schedule features a week’s worth of walks, talks, workshops and exhibits, and best of
all, almost all activities are absolutely free.

Informative programs cover a wide range of topics, including learning how to use a map and compass, photo editing, fly fishing, dulcimer playing, safe hiking skills, wild camp cookery, searching for panthers in the Smokies and dozens more areas of interest. Hike and field trip destinations include Cades Cove, the Walker Sisters’ cabin, White Oak Sinks, an owl prowl, Abrams Falls and a llama hike, just to name a
few.

All the workshops, lectures, panel discussions, video presentations and other exhibits take place at the Music Road Hotel. Hikes and field trips take place within the national park, with required hike sign-ups taking place at the Holiday Inn Express, across the street from the Music Road Hotel. All activities are led by guest presenters and hike leaders, each of whom is a well-respected authority in his or her
field.

Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge

Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge