Best of the Great Smoky Mountains
Newfound Gap: The most prominent mountain pass high in the Smokies, Newfound Gap offers excellent vistas, fresh cool air, and a chance to hike along the famed Appalachian Trail.
Cades Cove: Historic cabins, churches, and farms dot this pastoral mountain cove, ideal for walking, biking, or auto touring.
Andrew’s Bald: A high mountain clearing accessible only on foot, Andrew’s Bald is one of the Smokies’ mysterious bald spots. It is a landscape of wild grasses, rhododendron, and clear air, and the perfect destination for a day hike.
Arrowmont: Established in the early 20th century as a settlement school for mountain folks in Gatlinburg, Arrowmont today is an arts school and gallery with a focus on Appalachian-themed decorative arts.
Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Community: Drive the back roads near Gatlinburg to find artisans who keep the creativity and ingenuity of mountain crafts alive.
Dollywood: Don’t turn up your nose at Dolly Parton’s Pigeon Forge theme park. With roller coasters, live music, artisans, and lots more diversions, this place is the definition of good clean fun.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition