Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Amazing U.S. National Parks
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Covering territory that lies within the states of North Carolina and Tennessee, 2,114 square metres (522,419 acres) measures Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Despite being known as Smoky Mountains, the park encompasses the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, and their famous hiking trails. Autumn is the perfect time to visit and enjoy the staggering fall colours. Remember to respectfully share the park with the black bears that inhabit it, and never approach them.
There are plenty of lodges and camping facilities at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and it’s a popular place, close to several large cities, and strikingly scenic, a favoured spot for weekend getaways.
Littered with streams and rivers, and in the higher areas, waterfalls, plus lush vegetation, including wildflowers year-round, the park offers a sense of civilized paradise, a superb place if you like to canoe or kayak, to paddle around Lake Fontane. All this beauty in one of America’s oldest mountain ranges. Bliss!