The Southern Appalachian mountain range is truly a wilderness paradise. July just happens to be the hottest month to travel the Great Smoky Mountains and all her spectacular trails, rivers and lakes. Admission is FREE folks!
These are the same mountains that folk hero frontiersman Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett once traveled and lived off.
The Great Smokies have some of the most spectacular waterfalls I’ve ever seen anywhere. Not because of their height; you won’t find anything the likes of Angel Falls there. Nor is there any one waterfall that’s going to deliver ear-shattering booms like Niagra Falls when you’re riding under her in the Maid of the Mist. The waterfalls found throughout the Great Smokies, like the romantic Grotto or the mossy backdrop of Mouse Creek are just really relaxing and comforting and there’s so many to choose from: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/waterfalls.htm
Speaking of water, there’s no better place for a fishing getaway than the 2,000 plus miles of rivers and streams throughout, boasting some of the best trout fishing in America. Only artificial lures and bait can be used though.
The Smokies are a big beautiful slice of heaven if you and/or your family love to get outdoors and experience nature. Highly recommended!
Happy and safe travels!
Main image by Tom Bricker