The Magical Time
Every year thousands of people come to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether it’s to ride the Wild Eagle for the 100th time or enjoy family time at the Apple Barn Village, everyone comes here to fulfill something on his or her bucket list.
Have you heard about the synchronizing fireflies?
The greatest magical moment in the Smokies happens around this time of the year. For almost a week or two (last week in May, first week in June), fireflies also known as lightening bugs come out in the national park and puts on the most incredible show in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Thousands of fireflies gather together and flash their lights in sync. Researchers say it is mating season. Flashing their lights is how they attract to one another. It is absolutely the most magical moment you will experience here in the Smokies.
Want to see the show?
The park organizes a trolley service from the Sugarland Visitors Center to the Elkmont viewing area (the best view to see the fireflies). Parking passes are required to be purchased. For more information on the pass and synchronizing fireflies please visit recreation.gov.
Take the magic home with you! A bottle of “Dance of The Firefly wine”
After experiencing, a breathtaking moment, always remember it, by visiting Sugarland Cellars. A local winery that partners with local artist Robert A. Tino, who creates a special label that is featured on only 1000 wine bottles, this occurs every year. This year wine will be a semi-sweet white wine made with Muscadine grapes. The print below will be featured on only 1000 bottles. For each bottle sold $5 will be donated directly to the Friends of Great Smoky Mountains. Friends of the Smokies is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. “Dance of the Firefly,” the semi-sweet white wine will be will be released June 1st. Visit the winery at traffic light #10 in Gatlinburg for a free sample of the delicious local wine.
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