Much can be seen from the road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but visitors who remain in the car or the hotel miss even more! More than half-a-million acres of the park spreads through Tennessee and North Carolina, offering once in a lifetime activities.
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Many visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park simply traverse the park’s famous 30-plus mile Newfound Gap Road through the park and don’t get out of the car much, if at all.
That’s a real shame, given there is so much to do here — more than 800 miles of hiking trails (including the chance to walk a bit on the famous 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail) horseback riding, fantastic fishing and the chance to see historic settlers’ cabins, schoolhouses, churches, grist mills and more.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer, as I’ve been working on my latest Kid’s Guide — to the nation’s most visited national park. Yes, that’s Great Smoky Mountains with more than 9 million visitors — almost three times the number Yellowstone gets!
And let’s not forget that as the National Park Service gets ready to celebrate its centennial next year. To commemorate …read more
Source:: Patriot Outdoor News