What a beautiful retreat from the busy and noisy chaos of life the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has proved to be to countless scores of people. From misty mornings that are full of refreshing anticipation to the comforting warmth of a summer day and the crowning glories of evening, the GSMP is a haven for those seeking refreshment and rest from the “daily grind.”
The GSMP features a striking diversity of wildlife including hundreds of species of birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians, in addition to what may be the two most attractive sights of all: black bears and elk. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy God’s spectacular creation from the hiking trails that snake through this spectacular mountain range.
Perhaps the most well-known destinations in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is Cades Cove – a rich valley that has been circled with a one-way paved drive for tourists to leisurely see the sights at their own pace. The Cove features a European settlement dating from around 1820. The area has a wealth of history enclosed in the walls of the many 19th century buildings which include log homes and barns, three churches, and a working grist mill. If you prefer biking or walking to driving a motor vehicle, there are special times that the Cades Cove loop is closed to motorists to allow bikers and pedestrians time to enjoy the park at their own convenience.
If you are looking for a place to stay while visiting the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, consider dropping in for a visit at Peachtree Cove RV Park, located near Murphy, NC just over an hour’s drive from the GSMNP. Let me add here that it is a beautiful hour’s drive, and well-worth the time in and of itself. Give us a call at (828) 557-2722 to make your reservation, and don’t forget to check out our offered amenities to see how your stay with us can be enhanced. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you make the most of your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains.