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Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains

If you have visited the area before, hiking is likely already on your list of what to do in the Great Smoky Mountains. For a new way to explore, try riding the trails on horseback, spend the day mountain biking, or visit during the fall specifically to see the beautiful foliage. If you’re feeling more adventurous this trip, you should even add backpacking and camping to your list of things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains.

While you’re enjoying all the options of outdoor things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains, tour the historic buildings at Smoky Mountain National Park. The park has one of the best collections of log buildings in the eastern United States. Nearly 80 historic structures, including homes, barns, churches, schools, and grist mills have been preserved and give visitors what to do in the Great Smoky Mountains if you were an early Appalachia settler.

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