Georgia & the Carolinas - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (PDF Chapter)
This is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park chapter from Lonely Planet’s Georgia & the Carolinas guidebook.
Scenic drives and sun-dappled trails unfurl in the shadows of ancient peaks in this forested wonderland, where beauty, history and adventure collide. Part of the vast Appalachian chain, the Smokies are among the oldest mountains on the planet.
- enjoy panoramic views from Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the park
- hike America’s most fabled walk, the Appalachian Trail
- visit the rustic lodge at the summit of Mt LeConte
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Newfound Gap Road, Cades Cove, Cataloochee Valley & Balsam Mountain, Fontana Dam & Western North Carolina.
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