Changing leaves displaying a vibrant color of red, orange, and purple accompanied by cooler days indicates that autumn has arrived. Autumn is also the season to get out and explore our natural environment, whether for a day or weekend. This autumn, treat yourself to a getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and experience a display of color like no other on earth. The park features more than 100 different varieties of trees displaying billions of leaves with rich shades of color.
However, there's so much more to do and see that makes the park a perfect weekend getaway for both couples and families. Some of the activities offered by the national park include hiking, bicycling, auto tours, …show more content…
With approximately 850 miles of hiking trails visitors will find many to choose from such as Charlies Bunion, Alum Cave Bluffs, Andrews Bald, Rainbow Falls, and Chimney Tops.
Camping out in the Smoky Mountains is an affordable way to spend time with the family while having fun in the great outdoors. Visitors have several options to choose which area of the park they prefer to camp out in. If you prefer a taste of the wilderness, consider camping out in the back country. For those of us less eager doing without certain amenities might want to choose the front country having access to running water and toilets.
As a matter of fact, there are so many more attractions and things to do within the Great Smoky Mountain National Park than most of us can fit into a weekend. That being said; here are a few attractions that should be on your list when visiting the park.
The Mountain Farm Museum displays one of the greatest collections of significant wood-framed structures. These magnificent 19th-century buildings have been moved from neighboring mountains and coves to replicate a typical farm of that time