5 Amazing Things To Do In The Scenic Smoky Mountains

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5 Amazing Things To Do In The Scenic Smoky Mountains:- The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. The park includes breathtaking waterfalls along woodland paths (Grotto Falls), challenging climbs (Clingmans Dome or Chimney Tops), and picturesque drives (the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail) in addition to its profusion of wildflowers and wildlife.

 

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5 Amazing Things To Do In The Scenic Smoky Mountains

Numerous educational exhibits are also available, some of which include historic buildings from early settlers, such as those in Cades Cove. You may get trail maps, learn about the park’s history, and make reservations for ranger-led events at the Sugarlands Visitor Center.

 

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1. Climb Clingmans Dome

At the summit of the park and the state of Tennessee lies this round-top peak, rising to a height of 6,643 feet. Drive the picturesque access road from Newfound Gap (closed December through March) and hike 0.5 miles to the summit to mark the high point.

 

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Also see;- 7 Winter Resorts In Upstate New York For A Snowy Vacation 

 

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Don’t miss the view from the observation tower atop, which resembles a spaceship. Since the peak is well-liked, avoid the crowds by going early in the day. In winter, serious snowshoers and cross-country skiers can also reach the highest point for a guaranteed peaceful experience.

2. Take a Fall Leaf Peep Tour

Autumn sunset over the Smoky MountainsPut Down Pictures .The Smokies are well-known for their spectacular fall foliage. See the park’s more than 100 different tree species painting the hills in vivid oranges, yellows, and reds during the fall foliage season.

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Mid-September is the best time to see the colors at higher elevations, while mid-October is the best time to see them at lower elevations.

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3. Give the wildflowers a sniff

Northeast of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Appalachian Trail winds among blooming rhododendron shrubs on Jane Bald. Northeast of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Appalachian Trail winds among blooming rhododendron shrubs on Jane Bald.

In the spring and summer, the Great Smoky Mountains are a riot of wildflowers. Visit between mid-April and mid-May for the greatest blossoms. The area is home to more than 1,500 flowering species, including orchids, trout lilies, wild geranium, and delicate spring beauties. The vibrant flame azaleas and rhododendrons in the park also come alive in April at lower elevations and into June at higher altitudes.

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4. canoe Fontana Lake

Along the southern edge of the park, Fontana Lake is formed by a dam on the Little River. It is a long, narrow lake with 240 miles of shoreline that attracts kayakers, canoeists, fishermen, and stand-up paddleboarders.

 

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For a multi-day backcountry camping journey connecting the isolated campsites on the lake’s north side, load up a touring kayak or rent a boat at Fontana Village or from the Nantahala Outdoor Center.

5. Get in touch with pioneer history

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Oconaluftee Valley is home to the Mountain Farm Museum.
Many people lived in this landscape before it was designated as a national park, farming and milling in its secret valleys. There are currently over 90 historic structures in the park.

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The largest collection of early 1800s churches, mills, barns, and cabins may be found in Cades Cove. Visit the neighboring Mingus Mill or travel to Oconaluftee to see the Mountain Farm Museum, a collection of late 1800s buildings. In Cataloochee, there is a church, a school, and late 1800s frame residences.

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