Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, stands as a testament to the untamed beauty of the Appalachian region. In fact, it is the most popular National Park in the country and hosts well over ten-million annual visitors. Still not impressed? It gets more annual visitors than the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone combined. This beautiful mountain range reaches towering heights of nearly seven-thousand feet, but is famous for its magical, smoky haze.
The Smoky Mountains National Park includes a remarkable variety of trees, wildflowers, and wildlife. The park’s scenic trails, such as the iconic Appalachian Trail, provides hikers with breathtaking vistas of mist-covered mountains, deep valleys, and cascading waterfalls. Imagine seeing elk in their natural habitat, hearing the sounds of mountain rivers, and enjoying a stress-free afternoon hiking to a stunning summit. Why not spend a day touring Cades Cove and exploring the history and beauty of this pioneer community? When you’re done, meander down Little River Road and let the beauty all around you soak in.