A Family Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains
Program No. 20985RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
0 meals
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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.
Family Programs
Family Programs
Share your love of learning with your family. These programs are designed for any combination of generations: grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and children.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • As you explore the park, learn about its unique ecology from expert naturalist-educators who live in the park year-round.
  • Explore off the beaten path in secret corners of the mountains unknown to the public.
  • A campfire and star-filled sky provide the setting for storytelling and songcraft in the Appalachian tradition.

General Notes

This is a family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 9 and up.
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