10Sep 2021

5 Best Winter Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains are an incredibly unique and beautiful place that everyone should visit at least once. These grand slopes were formed an estimated 200 to 300 million years ago, making them one of the oldest mountain chains in the world. This age combined with its unique climate and environment has also helped to make it one of the most biologically diverse places in the continental United States.

02Sep 2021

9 Best Fall Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains

Among many reasons the Great Smoky Mountains are so beloved is the fall colors. The splendidly rich forests of the Great Smokies put on a world-class foliage display across a long autumn window, drawing “leaf-peepers” from around the world from September into early November. Indeed, October—the all-around fall-color peak, usually—is the second-most popular month to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park for this very reason.