Did you know that winter is actually one of the best months for you and your family to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Not only is there a lot less traffic than other times of the year, winter also brings out some of the most stunning scenic views that the Smokies have to offer.
There is nothing more magical than saying, “I do” to the one you love in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. With the rolling hills, unbeatable beauty and peaceful atmosphere, we at Visit My Smokies cannot imagine a better way to start your life with someone new.
On your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s always great to stop in at a visitor center to learn a little bit about the area and pick up a few souvenirs. A very popular visitor center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Sugarlands Visitor Center, and there’s good reason for that! There’s so much to do at Sugarlands, it’s practically an attraction in itself. Keep reading to learn about it:
When it comes to holiday decorations, nowhere does it quite as well as the Smoky Mountains. With hundreds of illuminated displays scattered all across the area, there is no doubt that every family and group visiting this time of year will return home filled with holiday cheer.
Whether you’re coming from the North Carolina or Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains, you will be traveling along Newfound Gap Road. If you start at Sugarlands Visitor Center in Gatlinburg, you can take a beautiful drive along the Newfound Gap Road auto tour, through the mountains to Cherokee, North Carolina.
Recently, downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park hosted a special guest. Stan Ellsworth from BYUtv’s show, ‘American Ride,’ recently took his views on a unique tour through our area.
Did you know that the Great Smoky Mountains is one of the few places in the country where visitors can enjoy fly-fishing all year long? That’s right. Where in other parts of the country the water gets too cold or icy to have an enjoyable fishing experience, in the Smokies, Wears Valley in particular, anglers can enjoy a relaxing day well into the heart of the winter season.
How cold is too cold? When planning a winter hike in the Smoky Mountains, the most important questions everyone asks is, “what will the temperatures be like?” The last thing you want when hiking in cooler weather is to learn that you did not wear enough layers to keep yourself warm. Not to mention, being uncomfortable or cold during your hike can take away from your ability to appreciate the natural beauty of the area this time of year.
Wears Valley TN is known as one of the quieter sides of the Smoky Mountains. Unlike Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, this is where families and guests come when they are looking for a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. However, just because it doesn’t seem as if there is as much excitement found there, Wears Valley is not without its own surprises.
Christmas in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most magical times of the year. This is when families from all across the country are invited to the Smokies for a fun and memorable holiday experience.
When it comes to a family vacation in the Smoky Mountains, guests to the area have a ton of lodging and rental options to choose from. There really is something for everyone. We have condos, cabins, bed and breakfasts, and, for the more adventurous, campgrounds.
With winter just around the corner, it may be time for you and your family to begin planning which cold-weather adventures you want to take this year. Sure, you can always spend the day navigating your way through the hustle and bustle of Pigeon Forge and downtown Gatlinburg, but why not try something different this year?