Explore Nature's Backyard 2

Explore

From hiking and fishing to horseback riding and picnicking, there is never a lack of things to do or see in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Known for its thick foliage and a magnificent diversity of life, the Park offers something for everyone. Their hiking trails meander through forests rich with both plant and animal life, and often lead to a spectacular view or waterfall. There are over 90 historic structures to explore such as the Historic Grist Mills, where you can watch daily demonstrations. If one day isn’t enough, set up camp at one of the ten locations within the park and continue your exploration of the awe-inspiring area the following day. 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Free, North Carolina and Tennessee

Stargaze

When you look up at the night sky with your naked eyes, you can see hundreds of stars, some low orbit satellites and an occasional shooting star. But with Star Watch Night Vision Tours you can see thousands of stars, satellites high in orbit, planets and even shooting stars. Utilizing safe military-grade night vision equipment to view the night sky, Star Watch offers nighttime tours that are appropriate for all ages. Guests are invited to meet their Star Watch guide at a predetermined location where they are provided with the stargazing equipment, camp chairs and blankets. Star Watch caters to private groups of all sizes, couples and even marriage proposals. 

Star Watch Night Vision Tour