We at the Space Needle realize how lucky we are to be on the outskirts of the most visited, and most beautiful in our opinion, national park in the United States. But, we just realized that we don’t give y’all near enough advice on how to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That, though, is changing with this post. So, stay tuned for tons of great information on the Park. This week we give you some things to do in the Smoky Mountains — an itinerary, if you will.
Take a Hike
There probably isn’t a better way to see the Smokies than to take a stroll on one of the many hiking trails that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer. Whether you are looking for breathtaking mountain views, cascading waterfalls, or simply a walk beside the creek, the Smoky Mountains has a hiking trail for you. While we could list countless trails that we recommend (stay tuned for that in an upcoming post), we will, for now, just urge you to stop by the Sugarlands Visitor Center; they have all the info you could possibly want on hiking in the Smoky Mountains.
Also here is an awesome reference for finding the perfect Smoky Mountains hiking trail: Hiking the Smokies.
Drive through the Smokies
The Smoky Mountains provides many opportunities to take a drive through the mountains. Cades Cove is probably the most popular of these auto tours, but many people don’t know that there are many more. Below are some of our favorites:
Go on a Picnic
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has many picnic areas for you and your family to enjoy nature while having a good meal. Our favorite picnic areas are beside the many creeks in the Smokies. These include:
We hope you have enjoyed this post as much as we have writing it, and we hope you will stay tuned for the posts to come on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Tell us: what are your favorite things to do in the Smokies?