When many people think about Tennessee, the first thing that comes to their mind is music. Although it certainly is true that Nashville has a lot to offer in that regard and Memphis adds to it, it is not all that the state has to offer. For some people, a trip to the state has more to do with being in the great outdoors, and you can’t go wrong when you explore the wilderness in Tennessee.
Although there are wooded areas in all parts of the state that give you the chance to get out there and enjoy some nature, you will certainly want to check out the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Not only is it beautiful, it is also the most visited national park located within the United States. What are some of the things to do in the park?
Before we discuss some of the more active things that you can do in the Smokey Mountains, it is a good idea to consider one of the less active options. Many people come to the National Park to explore and take in the sights from the seat of their car. It certainly can be an interesting vacation, as you wind your way through the mountains and check out the scenery along the way. If you are visiting the park for this reason, you might want to consider checking it out in the fall. The leaves are beautiful when they change.
Some people will stay in a hotel on the outside of the park but others are going to want to get closer to nature. There are different types of campsites in the National Park that will offer you almost anything you could ever want. You might also want to try getting out there and exploring by going on a hike, doing some boating or perhaps exploring the area from the back of a horse. There are more options than you could ever do in a single vacation.
If there is one thing you can expect when you visit the Great Smokey Mountains, it is the unexpected. Regardless of whether it is seeing an unexpected animal or perhaps taking in a beautiful sunset, you will have something that is going to thrill you, any time you visit. Take in all that the park has to offer and before you know it, you will be planning your next visit to Tennessee.