Gatlinburg Still Recovering from 2016 Wildfires - Tourism Making a Comeback

The scars from the 2016 Chimneytop Wildfires which ravaged Gatlinburg, Tennessee can still be seen in the mid-winter landscape. What is also evident is the continued new growth and new construction which continues in the small tourist town in East Tennessee. The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park continues to thrive amid reconstruction, record inflation, and the COVID pandemic. Though the pandemic has put a damper on things, along with the rains and record warmth this season - Gatlinburg remains Mountain Strong.

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A photojournalist with a love for travel and the outdoors. I like to bring current events and points of interest to your attention.

Bristol, TN

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