Can you imagine a place that houses beautiful mountains, lush forests, flowing streams, magical waterfalls, colorful wildflowers, and abundant wildlife? The Great Smoky Mountains, a forested mountain range spilling over the Tennessee and North Carolina borders, has all this and more.
Protected by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the area has many diverse regions to explore. This article covers what you need to know and outlines the top places to go so you can make the most of your outdoor adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains.
The park has two historic gristmills. Cable Mill is a water-powered gristmill located in Cades Cove. Mingus Mill, near Oconaluftee, is turbine powered. Here you can learn about grinding grain products.