Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited National Park in America, has a mystical charm that draws one to explore its depths over and over again.
If only these mountains of Great Smoky Mountains National Park could speak, the tales this majestic mountain range situated deep within the Appalachian Mountains could tell. The park covers a range of 500,000 acres of forest land situated in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The park is beautiful any season of the year with its majestic peaks, rushing rivers, floral and fauna, huge boulders, and cascades of rhododendron and mountain laurel in the spring and early summer.
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The beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is displayed in many ways!
Inside the national park, you will see awesome waterfalls, cool mountain rivers, wildflowers, floral and fauna, and the glory of Fall as the tree leaves change to brilliant colors of red, orange, and gold. Autumn's pageantry of colors in the Smoky Mountains usually peaks in mid-October.
In late spring and early summer, park visitors can take in the beauty of gigantic cascades of mountain laurel and rhododendron. Some 800 miles of trails thread the whole of the Smoky Mountains natural fabric - and its waterfalls, coves, balds, and rushing streams.
Picnic grounds in the park offer a respite retreat with their location next to peaceful streams. Fishing is now permitted in all streams within the park, so bring your rod and reel.
Whatever your pleasure, Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a respite getaway from everyday life.