When you visit the Smokies, there are a few things you will want to experience while you are here. Not only because they are amazing, but also because you will not find anything like them anywhere else. Here are 5 things you can only find in the Smoky Mountains:
You aren’t the only one who is excited for pumpkin spice and jack-o-lanterns this fall! One hungry black bear in Gatlinburg decided to enjoy some delicious pumpkin right in the streets of downtown. Check out the video here:
While there are a ton of great drives for motorcycle riders in the Smokies, the Tail of the Dragon is the one that reigns supreme! Between the amazing scenery and the breathtaking curves, it is on the bucket list for most motorcycle enthusiasts. Here is a complete motorcyclist’s guide to the Tail of the Dragon and other great Smoky Mountain drives:
If hiking is your hobby, then you probably have hiked quite a few trails in the Great Smoky Mountains! A great trail that’s considered difficult with a roundtrip length of 5.9 miles is Bullhead Trail! This trail boasts breathtaking views of the mountains, and it’s one of the less traveled trails in the park. Check out these 6 things you didn’t know about Bullhead Trail in the Smoky Mountains:
On September 28, park officials and the public celebrated the completion of the John Oliver Accessible Trail in Cades Cove. This half-mile, paved trail is about 8 feet wide in order to accommodate those with wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Meeting the standards of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), this trail in Cades Cove provides access to the John Oliver Cabin for visitors of all ability levels.
As the temperatures begin to drop and October approaches, the feeling of fall is right around the corner. The Smoky Mountains are the perfect place to visit this time of year, mostly because of the beautiful colors the leaves turn during autumn. No matter what part of the Smokies you are visiting, there are great places to get the best views of the amazing scenery. Here is the ultimate guide to the best places to see fall colors in the Smoky Mountains:
While everyone enjoys spending the day taking in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, they might not think of all the people that helped shape what it is today. There are countless people who worked long and hard to transform the beautiful landscape into the place where millions of people congregate every year. Here are 6 people who had a hand in the early history of the Smoky Mountains:
With around 65 species of mammals, over 200 varieties of birds, 67 native fish species and more than 80 types of reptiles and amphibians, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the largest tracts of animals in the country. We all know that Cades Cove is a great place to see these creatures, but there are plenty of other hot spots for wildlife throughout the Smokies as well. Here are the top 4 places to see wildlife in the Smoky Mountains:
One of the most popular activities in the Smoky Mountains is hiking! Most people choose to hike the popular trails, while other people who hike as their hobby want to find trails that are off the beaten path. There are quite a few trails to choose from, but we want to share a secret hiking trail with you called Courthouse Rock Trail! Keep reading to learn more about this secret trail in the Smoky Mountains.
Fall in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most beautiful times of the year. This is when the air begins to cool off a little and visitors from all across the country come to witness the Smoky Mountains fall foliage transform from deep greens to vibrant shades of red, yellow, and orange.