At a Glance
Explore the spectacular natural gifts of the most biologically diverse place in North America — Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Get to know some of the 130 tree species in the region and the 240 birds who live in them. Visit the loftiest peaks in the park to glimpse amazing views, explore the spruce-fir forest and catch red-cheeked salamanders in the only place on earth where they can be found. Stride off into the wilderness on hikes in this rugged landscape and get your feet wet in a rushing mountain creek as you turn over rocks to discover the denizens of Smoky Mountains waterways. Evenings are filled with lectures by experts on black bears and wilderness predators, as well as night hikes and campfires with stories and songs.