4 of the Most Popular Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains

Whether you’re an avid outdoors type or just looking to spend a relaxing weekend in one of America’s most scenic landscapes, the Smokies are the perfect destination for anyone and everyone. To help you plan your next vacation, here are 4 of the most popular things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

(See Related: Three Historical Hiking Destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains)

1. Cycling

One of the most popular activities in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is cycling the Cades Cove Loop Road. The 11-mile road provides great sightseeing opportunities for landscape, wildlife, and the 19th century homes in the area.

2. WaterfallsTwo people hiking in the glow of the sun in tall grass

The park is home to many gorgeous waterfalls, including Grotto, Mingo, Laurel, Abrams,
and Rainbow Falls. Over 200,000 people visit the falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park every year to catch a glimpse of these breathtaking natural displays.

3. Hiking

Hiking is a popular park activity year-round, and each season’s hikes provide their own unique displays, from wildflowers that cover the landscape in spring to vibrant colors of the leaves in the fall.

4. Wildlife Viewing

Black bear cubThe Smokies are teeming with wildlife, and you can expect to catch at least a few glimpses of different animals during your visit. With white tail deer, red foxes, elk, and black bears, the Smoky Mountains are home to some of the world’s most beloved critters. Follow the link for some great wildlife viewing tips!

Timber Tops is right around the corner from all of the most popular things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! With stunning mountain views, home theater rooms, and private indoor heated pools, we have everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. To start planning your next stay in the Smokies, give us a call at 877-549-6775.


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