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Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for stunning vistas, but it’s also filled with smaller slivers of beauty that are tucked away in every corner of it’s 520,000 acres. The first of March brings new life to the mountains every year and in the weeks before the calendar turns to the first day of the spring and lasting until the days when shades of autumn begin to take over the canopy of the forest, wildflowers can be found throughout the park. The abundance of blooms and the incredible variety of wildflowers on display bring folks back to the Smokies year after year in search of their favorite petaled gems. To get you started on your own wildflower adventure, we’ve put together information on 5 of the best wildflower hikes in the Smoky Mountains. Take a minute to read over them and then work on planning your next vacation to the Smokies!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a photographer’s paradise! Everyone from beginner level photographers to the pros will find plenty of opportunities to capture endless beauty in the Smokies year-round. It’s also a wonderful place to photograph your vacation and capture moments with your family and friends that will be treasured for years to come. Here are 5 of the top spots for photos in the park and a few tips to help you have a great experience in the Smokies!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America and welcomes well over twice the number of visitors each year than the Grand Canyon, the second most visited park. With over 11 million people roaming the roads and trails of the Smokies it can seem as if experiencing the beauty and wilderness of the area could be more hectic than peaceful, but that’s certainly not true. Even during the peak weeks of a crowded autumn or when the forest floor is covered in wildflowers and hikers in the spring, there are still plenty of places filled with solitude within the more than 520,000 acres that make up the park. However, during the winter months you’ll find a completely different experience awaiting you. We wanted to share with you 3 things that we think you’ll love about visiting the Smokies during the colder and quieter months of the year!

It’s not a secret that visiting the Smokies in autumn is an experience unlike any other. However, there may be a few ways to see the foliage that you haven’t thought of yet! So, we wanted to help you out! Here are 10 of the best ways to see the Smoky Mountain fall foliage during your stay with us at our hotel in Gatlinburg!