Friday, January 3, 2014

Things To Do in Great Smoky Mountain National Park

You can find below a list of things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Whether you are bringing the kids to view the fireflies in June, or coming to check out the brilliant leaf show in October you will always be enthralled at the beauty of the Smokies.  Much of this information was obtained from the National Park Service of the Great Smoky Mountains.  Its time to start planning those Spring and Summer Vacations by reserving your cabin at the Beary Blessed Cabin snuggled in the heart of the Smokies.  Low rates year round and Payment Plan Options so everyone can plan a trip to the Smokies! You can spend a couple of days in the park with little expense, just pack a picnic lunch, bug spray, a park map, good tennis shoes and let the adventures begin!


 
Auto Touring - An auto tour of the park offers a chance to see panoramic vistas, cascading mountain rivers, weathered historic buildings, and majestic forests stretching to the horizon.
Bicycling - Pedal through Cades Cove on a misty summer morning for a truly memorable way to experience the park.
Camping - Escape into the Smokies wilderness for a backpacking adventure or opt for a tamer excursion in one of the park's developed campgrounds.
Fishing - Anglers can match their skills against wily brook, brown, and rainbow trout on over 700 miles of fishable streams in the park.
Hiking - Choose from over 800 miles of trails ranging from quiet walkways to multi-day backpacking treks through the backcountry.
Historic Buildings - The park has one of the best collections of log buildings in the eastern United States. Nearly 80 historic structures-homes, barns, churches, schools, and grist mills-have been preserved in the park.
Horseback Riding - The park has hundreds of miles of horse trails and five drive-in horse camps. If you don't own a horse, four rental stables provide mounts and guides.
Picnicking - Craving hotdogs, potato salad, water melon... and ants? There are eleven picnic areas to choose from in the park-many have pavilions that can be reserved in advance.
Waterfalls - Waterfalls can be found on nearly every river and stream in the park. Here's your guide to some of the best.
Wildflowers - Great Smoky Mountains National park is known as the "wildflower national park." You can find blooming plants year-round here, but spring and summer are renown for spectacular displays of wildflowers along roads and trails.
Wildlife Viewing - Hoping to see an elk, white-tailed deer, or black bear? Read some tips to improve your chances of spotting animals during your visit to the park.
Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park's official online store for books, maps, and guides to the park. Operated by the nonprofit Great Smoky Mountains Association, proceeds generated by purchases at the store are donated to educational, scientific, and historical projects in the park.

Links were obtained from Things To Do National Park Service Great Smoky Mountain Site

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