Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains and part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The border between the states of North Carolina and Tennessee runs through the center of the park. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is the most visited national park in the country with more than 11.3 million tourists visiting in 2016.
The park is a temperate forest, meaning it experiences four distinct seasons. From March through May is spring, summer runs from June through August, September through November is fall and mid-November to February is winter.
The climate of the park includes severe storms, tornadoes, strong winds and hail, occurring particularly in the summer months, The month of March sees the greatest temperature fluctuations.
The top 5 best rated things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park include:
1. Visiting historic buildings
2. Visiting waterfalls
5. Auto Touring