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It’s impossible not to fall in love with the Smoky Mountains once you visit! From all of the incredible things to do to the breathtaking scenery, what’s not to love about this beautiful area? We’ve come up with some tell-tale signs that you are in love with the Smoky Mountains. Keep reading to find out if you’ve gotten bitten by the Smoky Mountain lovebug:
1. You Have Visited in Every Season
The Smoky Mountains have something different to offer during every season. From gorgeous fall foliage in autumn, to snow-covered mountain tops in the winter, to wildflowers in the spring, to cascading waterfalls in the summer! You just might be in love with the Smoky Mountains if you have visited during each of these seasons and experienced all the beauty that the area has to offer throughout the year.
2. You Plan Your Next Trip Before Your Current Trip is Even Over
One sign that you are definitely in love with the Smoky Mountains is if you start planning your next trip before your current trip is even over! We definitely understand the feeling of never wanting to leave because there is always so much to see and do while you’re here. If you find yourself mentally taking notes of all the things you want to try next time you visit, then you are definitely in love!
3. You’ve Hiked More Trails Than You Can Count
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more than 850 miles of trails for visitors to explore. If you’ve hiked more trails than you can count, then you just might be in love! Of course there are the popular hikes to Laurel Falls and Clingmans Dome, that we are sure you have done, but if you’ve also hiked to Rainbow Falls, Ramsey Cascades, Andrews Bald and Mt. LeConte and are looking to add many more to your list, then it’s safe to say you are in love with the Smoky Mountains.
4. You Could Drive Down the Pigeon Forge Parkway with Your Eyes Closed
The Pigeon Forge Parkway is bustling with excitement, with countless attractions, shops and restaurants lining the street. If you think you could navigate the busy street with your eyes closed, that’s a sure sign you’re in love! This is for people who know the Parkway like the back of their hand and know exactly where to turn and park for their favorite attractions.
5. You’ve Driven the Cades Cove Loop Multiple Times
It’s no secret that Cades Cove is one of the most popular areas in the Smoky Mountains. If you’ve driven the Cades Cove Loop Road not one, not two, but multiple times, you are sure to be in love! Cades Cove has so much to offer, from scenic views to historic structures. It’s also one of the best spots to view wildlife, like black bears, white-tailed deer and wild turkey!
6. Smoky Mountain Cabins Are Your Second Home
There is no better place to stay in the Smoky Mountains than a cabin! Cabins provide the perfect home away from home for vacation, and if you find yourself with one cabin in particular that you always stay in while you’re here, that’s a good sign you’re in love. We bet you can’t even imagine spending your vacation anywhere else!
7. Your Camera Roll is Full of Photos of the Smoky Mountains
When you stay in the Smoky Mountains, you will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery, so it’s no surprise that you will find yourself snapping a bunch of pictures. If your camera roll is filled with a majority of photos of the Smoky Mountains, you have definitely fallen in love! With all of the picture-perfect sights, it’s impossible not to want to capture them on camera.
If you have any or all of these signs, there’s no denying that you’re in love with the Smoky Mountains! If you haven’t already started planning your next vacation, start today by browsing all of the best Smoky Mountain cabin rentals and reserving your stay.