The Great Smoky Mountains mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name is commonly shortened to the Smokies.
What to do in Cashiers North Carolina! Hiking trails, Waterfalls and More! These guys mis-pronounce a few of our local gorges and towns but they cover quite a bit of territory and is a good video!
The Great Smokies are best known as the home of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which protects most of the range. The park was established in 1934, and, with over 11 million visits per year, it is the most visited national park in the United States. Source: Wikipedia
IExplore the scenery and the incredible diversity of plants and animals that makes Great Smoky Mountains the most visited park in the National Park system.
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Within the Blue Ridge province are two major national parks – the Shenandoah National Park in the northern section, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the southern section. The eight national forests include George Washington and Jefferson, Cherokee, Pisgah, Nantahala and Chattahoochee. Source: Wikipedia
Whitewater Rafting on the Nantahala River near Bryson City is perfect for beginners and first-timers to whitewater. River rafting through these family-friendly Class II-III rapids is a mild but exciting adventure. The Nantahala features eight miles of practice on easy Class II rapids before splashing through the exciting Class III whitewater of Nantahala Falls.Fully guided trips are available starting in early March of each year; this video was filmed in April.
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