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2017 Annual Members Weekend
September 14 - 17 | Townsend, TN
Plans are nearly complete for this year's annual Members Weekend. Registration is set to begin in early June.
Thursday, September 14
We had so much fun helping out at the Mountain Farm Museum before their festival last year, we plan to return again. Volunteers who join us will be treated to lunch and beverages.
Friday, September 15
Tremont Lodge and Resort is this year's lodging partner and will where all our indoor programs will be held. Room reservations must be made by calling Tremont directly at 865.488.3200 and using group name "Great Smoky Mountains Association."
Click HERE to read more about Tremont Lodge and Resort, but do not book your reservation via the website.
When you arrive in Townsend, be sure to check in with our staff in the Tremont Resort office lobby to pick up your weekend schedule of events before joining us for an alfresco dinner and movie, featuring our new Cades Cove DVD by Valerie Polk.
NEW * NEW * NEW
Lifetime, Dogwood and Hemlock members are invited to attend a special reception Friday afternoon with our Board of Directors and several National Park Service staff, possibly including GSMNP Superintendent Cassius Cash.
Activities Planned for Saturday & Sunday, September 16-17
- Cades Cove Tours
- Appalachian Mountain Music Jam
- Plein-air Art Class with Ann Ruden, the 2017 Wildflower Pilgrimage featured artist
- Hiking Trips to Finley Cane, Roundtop (depending on water level)
- Tuckaleechee Cavern Tours
- Kephart History Talk
- Appalachian Bear Rescue
- Bike Tour with Special Treat
- Grandma Gatewood's AT Adventure
- Photography Workshop
As always, our Membership Meeting will be held Saturday evening, giving you an opportunity to meet and interact with Great Smoky Mountains National Park management staff, as well as GSMA staff.
Sunday morning will be worth hanging around for this year, with some exciting offerings in the works.
Watch for emailed planning and registration updates coming soon. If you are not currently receiving GSMA emails, click HERE to sign up.