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Grotto Falls in the
Great Smoky Mountains
not just a trip, it's an adventure!
are the newest additions to the Lotz Travel Pages:
newest set of pages are devoted to the Smoky Mountains, the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park, and the surrounding communities. This is our favorite
vacation getaway, so check out the information, photos, and links that
we have gathered on several trips to this fascinating area of Tennessee
and North Carolina. Click on the image to visit the Smokies!
Updated 6/22/03 with additional Smokies photos
of the Smokies and Surrounding WildernessAreas
the GSMNP via Little River Road
a trip with us from Townsend, Tennessee into the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park via Little River Road. Descriptions and photos of Cades Cove,
Meigs Falls, The Sinks and other scenic attractions along Little River
Road are presented on our driving tour. Click
on image to begin!
sure to visit the Lotz
Travel Bookstore where you'll find some our suggested reading lists
on all kinds of travel, hiking, and outdoor books. Presented in affiliation
These are some of the
many travel resources on the net. Some of the places listed here we have
visited, or want to visit. The photos are of the places we have visited.
for Another Road Trip!
HOMES / MUSEUMS
House Museum in Franklin/Nashville area of Tennessee features a civil
war museum in the house built in 1858 by a German immigrant named Johann
Albert Lotz. He was a great woodworker and built ornately engraved (carved?)
pianos and furniture. Much of his handy work can still be seen throughout
the home today.
Although we can't claim
a direct relationship to Johann Albert Lotz, it is interesting to note
that other Lotz immigrants settling in the New Orleans area were also well
known for their house building, woodworking, and carving skills.
Estate - This was George Vanderbilt's
Victorian country estate. Biltmore House, a 250 room chateau filled with
priceless treasures from around the world, is located here.
Biltmore Company has announced it will open a 224 room deluxe hotel on
Biltmore Estate. The facility will be called the Inn on Biltmore Estate
and is scheduled to open in 2001.
Gardens and Home in Theodore AL. This was Mr. Bellingrath's
fishing camp (Bellcamp) until Mrs. Bellingrath began developing it into
an estate in 1927. The Bellingraths opened the Gardens on a March afternoon
as a one-day event for the general public. The response was more than anything
either could have imagined, so the couple decided to spend their energies
on making the 65 acre grounds a public garden.
Hiking Club - The Chattanooga Hiking Club is a nonprofit member-supported
organization that promotes a program of hiking adventures to outdoor enthusiasts
of all social and economic backgrounds and of all skill levels. This organization
is concerned with the environment and believes in conservation.
Trail Conference (ATC) - This organization was founded in 1925 by people
helping to construct and mark the Appalachain Trail. ATC is the only organization
solely focused on the protection and management of the AT. Members support
the efforts of nearly 5,000 volunteers who donate almost 500 hours every
day to maintain the full 2,160 miles of the footpath, hundreds of campsites,
bridges, shelters, and other trail features.
Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) - A volunteer trails organization headquartered
in the Washington, D.C. region. The club has a membership of 6,000. The
main purpose of the PATC involves upkeep and improvement of 970 miles of
hiking trails, 30 shelters, and 23 cabins in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia,
Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. This includes 240 miles of
the Appalachian Trail, and 730 miles of other hiking trails in National
Parks, National Forests, State Parks, Regional Parks, and local parks.
Check out the PATC's
United States and Worldwide Hiking Links Page. Every hiking link you
could imagine can be found here!
to Peak Trail and Wilderness Links - A meta-site with links "to other
Web sites containing original content which is informative and useful to
the online hiking, trail, walking, and wilderness communities."
The American Discovery Trail (ADT) -
"The ADT is a new breed of national trail - part city, part small town, part forest, part mountains, part desert - all in one trail.
Its 6,300+ miles of continuous multi-use trail stretches from Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California.
It reaches across America, linking community to community in the first coast to coast, non-motorized trail. The ADT provides trail users the
opportunity to journey into the heart of all that is uniquely American - its culture, heritage, landscape and spirit."
American Hiking -
"The only national organization dedicated to serving hikers and protecting the nation's hiking trails. From the halls
of Congress to the backcountry, AHS speaks up for America's hikers and the trails they love."
Hiking Site by Ton de Maagt - Check out these comprehensive pages for
information on hiking, trails, and accommodations throughout Europe. The
author also gives unique insight to the areas and trails that he and his
family have hiked.
Memoirs - A monthly e-zine celebrating the outdoors with features on
our National Parks. An excellent source for information about the great
Wooden Doll's Travel Page!
Hitty visits the "Garden
of the Gods" Park
Colorado Springs, CO
Be sure to visit
Lotz of Love Babies
the wonderful and unique wood artist dolls
1997- 2003 by the Lotz Family
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