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Discover the unique cultural traditions and rich biodiversity of the Smokies by hitting the trail. Fall color reaches its peak this time of year. Watch the spectacular colors progress through out the week. Explore these ancient mountains with daily hikes through breathtaking scenery. Hikes will be 5-13 miles in length, making this program strenuous. In the evenings, enjoy a fine meal at the Institute, followed by Appalachian music and tales, programs on mountain wildlife, or stories around the campfire. Program lasts from Sunday supper through Friday.

Cost: $779

Visit Road Scholar Web site or call (800) 454-5768 to register. Information and registration materials may be obtained through Road Scholar using program code 2263.

Cover photo by John DiDiego