12 Reasons People Are Flocking to the Smoky Mountains for Outdoor Adventure

Are you itching for an adventure that’s got it all — panoramic vistas, adrenaline-pumping activities, and a whole lot of history? 

If so, your next destination needs to be the Great Smoky Mountains! 

Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains

Though the town is home to less than 1,000 locals, the community is trendy and outdoorsy, and the food scene is unreal. The area is hailed as the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies.” 

1. Explore Townsend, the Peaceful Side of the Smokies

2. Cozy Up With Nature With Luxury Camping

The Smoky Mountains are the perfect place to connect with nature, and there are a ton of options for camping.  

Self-Guided Tours

The Little Arrow Outdoor Resort offers the best of both worlds, as it allows visitors to pitch a tent, park their RV, or rent one of their spacious cabins, tiny homes, or luxury glamping tents. 

3. Lace-Up Your Hiking Boots

The Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park in the U.S. and definitely a hiker’s paradise.  One major draw are the North Carolina and Tennessee Mountains’ 800+ miles of trails, which offer novice and experienced hikers ample opportunity to get exploring.  

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