Horseback riding is popular in Great Smoky Mountains, despite the fact that horses have caused much damage to the trails. You can avail the horses for hire, or the drive in camp offer, which is suitable for people of any age group. You may visit the Cades Cove, which also offers carriage rides, and hayrides, or the smoke Mont, or Sugarland areas of the park.
This natural park is popular as one that holds some of the finest collections of log buildings in the US. There are way over 90 historical structures including outbuildings, barns, houses, churches, gristmills, schools and so much more. All the precious buildings to date stand along the massive trails, and visiting each one is an exciting activity you shouldn’t miss.
Amidst all the spectacular sites, and sceneries, picnicking is also another activity that one must not miss while exploring this natural park. The bewitching flowers, scenic views, and the touch of tranquility are probably some of the reasons why Great Smoky Mountains Natural Park is the ideal destination for a picnic. Every year, you will get to see numerous people spending the best days of their lives picnicking with their friends, and family.
Sightseeing and admiring all the impressive wildlife animals at this park is also a common activity. The natural park is home to some wildlife animals including some protected species of mammals (about 65), and over 200 different birds, native fish species (67) and over 80 different species of amphibians and reptiles. However, the American Black Bear is conic symbol of the Smokies and probably one of the famous residents of the natural park. Smoky Mountains Park is one of the largest habitats for special bear species in the East. Other mammal species recorded in the park include groundhog, white-tailed deer, chipmunks and some rare species of birds, bats and squirrels.
Right when the park was successfully established, the huge lumber was saved from companies. Today, you can admire some of the old trees that exist in the Great Smoky Mountains Natural Park. You can find over 21 champion sized gigantic trees. The Greenbrier area of the park is home to many other marvelous trees. For example, you can find a black cherry tree that has a massive circumference of more than 210 inches, and a special oak tree that measures as much as 257 inches.