Mountain Vacation: Like Nothing Else in the World
it comes to spectacular and unique vacation destinations, few
in the world compare to the wonder that it is the Smoky Mountains
of Tennessee and North Carolina. This region (and the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park in particular) offer a vacation
experience that leaves visitors with memories to cherish for
a lifetime. Whether it's the experience of gazing out at the
sun setting in a blaze of glory over the Smoky Mountains themselves,
the joy of wandering through the hundreds of trails that are
found throughout the area, or the spectacular scenery enjoyed
during a mountain drive along the famed Newfound Gap Road between
east Tennessee and North Carolina, a Smoky Mountain vacation
is full of recreational opportunities that will relax and engage
The Smoky Mountains are amongst the oldest mountain ranges in
the world. The
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is part of the larger
range known as the Appalachian Mountains. This mountain range
runs up and down the eastern seaboard of the United States.
The Smoky Mountains are unique in that they contain a diversity
of tree, plant and animal life unlike anywhere else, not only
in North America, but also in the world. It is the all-natural
treasure of diversity that led the federal government to designate
the area the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in 1930.
The Smoky Mountains have much to offer the vacationing tourist.
Not only are there the spectacular views of the hills themselves;
hills that are famous for lighting up the horizon in golden
hues in the autumn, but there is also a wide array of hiking
trails to explore, as well as historic monuments, scenic drives,
white-water rafting, and so much more. A Smoky mountain vacation
is more than worth the journey, just to experience the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park itself.
the Smoky Mountains themselves, there are also many other recreational
highlights that make a trip to east Tennessee such a delight.
Local resort cities such as Gatlinburg have grown to become
first rate tourist destinations in themselves. Gatlinburg offers
a unique blend of old-European architecture mixed in with the
best of Smoky Mountain culture and charm. The result is a one-of-a-kind
experience that keeps people coming back year after year. The
town of Pigeon
Forge has much to offer in its own right as well; including
entertainment highlights like Dollywood and numerous local museums.
Many people find the perfect way to fully enjoy a Smoky Mountain
vacation is to relax in a Tennessee
cabin rental. Pigeon Forge cabins and Gatlinburg
cabins offer first class lodging luxury while maintaining a
rustic beauty that perfectly matches the Smoky Mountain surroundings.
These log cabins border the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
and are located within minutes of local "man-made" attractions
in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. When you combine the attraction
of a lodging experience in one of these Smoky Mountain cabins,
with the beauty of the area surroundings and the entertainment
options available in Gatlinburg, Townsend and Pigeon Forge,
it's no surprise that the Smoky Mountains are amongst the most
popular tourist vacation destinations in all of North America.