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The Great Smokey Mountains: Things To Do In America’s Most Popular National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the United States covers a vast area that includes the states of Tennessee and North Carolina. It also includes the Blue Ridge and the Appalachian mountain ranges. It is one of the most popular national parks in the country. Apart from its natural beauty, the place also offers many activities that visitors can do to make their vacation even more thrilling.

1. Hiking

There are numerous well-maintained hiking trails within the Great Smoky Mountains, totaling to over 800 miles. Since the trails are categorized based on their difficulty levels—ranging from easy to strenuous—beginners and experienced hikers alike will surely have a good time. The easiest trail is the Laurel Falls Trail, the moderate trail is the Alum Cave Bluff Trail, while the most strenuous of them is the Ramsey Cascades Trail.
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2. Scenic drives

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is renowned for its scenic highways, which pass through verdant forests that carpet the rugged but beautiful terrain. It doesn’t matter if it’s spring or winter because travelers will always be greeted with majestic forest scenes as they travel through the mountain mist.

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3. Camping

For those fond of camping, the park offers over ten camping sites that are perfect for friends, families, or even companies. The camping grounds have all the necessities such as restrooms with running water, toilets that flush, fire grates for an excellent bonfire, and picnic tables.

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Tags: camping, great smoky mountains, hiking, national parks, nature, scenic drives, united states
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