A Gentle Float to Mingus Mill

Follow along as a dogwood blossom journeys from Mingus Creek to the mill pond, millrace, and flume of Mingus Mill…taking the journey from a different perspective. Experience the gentle flow of the creek as it is funneled to the mill, watch as it builds in strength and force to power the mill operation.

Dogwoods in Bloom

The flowers of Dogwood trees are the stars on this short video filmed at various locations throughout Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Spring Bursts

It’s always a great time to enjoy the amazing variety of wildflowers in the Smokies. How many can you name?

A Morning with the Oconaluftee Elk

A morning spent following the elk herd through the Oconaluftee Valley as they graze on grass and play.

Take a Hike

Take a virtual hike with us to a waterfall, what might we see along the way?

Spring in the Oconaluftee Valley

The world comes alive through wildflowers and blooming trees during the first days of Spring in the Oconaluftee Valley.



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