Everyone grab your coonskin hats. This is the United States' most visited National Park, nestled between the states of North Carolina and Tennessee. I made a visit here about a year and a half ago. The fall colors of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park were out of this world. It reminded me of an outdoor kaleidoscope.
If you decide to go, make sure to visit Clingman's Dome! It is a short hike on a paved trail with staggered benches for those worried about accessibility and difficulty. The observation tower at the end of the haul is well worth your effort.
And if you are lucky, you will wake up, take a short drive, and be treated to something that looks like this...
The sea of clouds makes its way through the crevices created by the Great Smokey Mountains.
|Great Smokey Mountains National Park - Photo Credit John Field - Naturefied|
|The Smokeys are also known for their abundance of Rhododendron. Credit John Field - Naturefied|