“Away acrost his valley he sees Black Mountain rising jagged to the sky…and if he looks to the left on past it, he sees all the furtherest ranges, line on line. Purple and blue and blue again and smoky until you can’t tell the mountains apart from the sky. Lord, it’ll make a man think something, seeing that. It’ll make a man think deep." – Lee Smith
Great Smoky Mountains
You got Great Smoky Mountains!
Location: Tennessee & North Carolina
Yearly Visitors: 11 million
When to Visit
The “fall color explosion” attracts very large crowds. If heat, haze and humidity are appealing, visit the Smokies in the summer! Spring weather is unpredictable from sunny skies to snow flurries.
Things to do
One of the main attractions at Great Smoky is “Leaf Peeping.” The fall color display begins as the deciduous trees begin to prepare for their annual shedding of leaves. Just prior to dropping their foliage, the leaves of the sugar maple, scarlet oak, sweet gum, red maple and the hickories explode into a vivid display of red, orange, purple and yellow!
Check out our board game!
Featuring all 61 parks, this is the perfect way to decide where to head to next!
Every card is equipped with a gorgeous photo of the park, as well as information about the park
Fun for the Family
The perfect way to introduce your family to the parks you love and the memories you hold dear.
Trekking the National Parks is a spirited family board game that lets players experience the U.S. National Parks in a fun and competitive way. Players compete for points by claiming Park Cards and collecting trail stones as they travel across the country experiencing the wonders at each of these magnificent landscapes. Grab your walking stick and hit the trail!