Every year, people from all over the world travel to visit the Smoky Mountains. Many of these visitors come during the warmer months of the year to see the Smoky Mountains in full bloom or to see the fall colors. What many of these people don’t realize is that the Smoky Mountains are even more amazing during the colder winter months. With snow, ice and bare trees you won’t believe the wonders of winter in the Smoky Mountains. Still don’t believe how wonderful winter in the Smoky Mountains is? Here are reasons why winter in the Smoky Mountains is so amazing.
1. Amazing Views
Winter is a special time of the year, there are spectacular holidays going on and there is snow. Though the majority of Tennessee doesn’t see much snow during the winter months, the Smoky Mountains do. In the winter, the tops of the Smoky Mountains gets covered in a beautiful layer of snow. This snow enhances the breathtaking views of the mountains to the point where the views in front of you don’t even look real. Also, you will never have to go far to enjoy mountain views, you can even rent a Smoky Mountain cabin with mountain views so all you will have to do is walk out on your cabin’s deck to take in all the Smoky Mountains has to offer.
Along with the spectacular views, the Smoky Mountains are known for their amazing hiking opportunities. There are 150 official trails throughout the Smoky Mountains so you will always have a new adventure to go during every visit to the area. However, just because winter has arrived, does not mean that the hiking opportunities go away. During winter in the Smoky Mountains, you can go explore many of the trails still and catch some of those amazing snowy views. Some of the best winter hiking trails include Alum Cave Trail where you can view large frozen icicles and snowy mountain views, Rainbow Falls where you can see part of a frozen waterfall or Porter’s Creek which is full of history and more frozen waterfalls. No matter where you decide to hike this winter in the Smoky Mountains you are guaranteed to have an amazing experience.
3. Cross-Country Skiing
Many people love visiting the Smoky Mountains are in the winter to try their hand at downhill skiing. However, there are many people that aren’t the biggest fans of downhill skiing, and there is nothing wrong with that. But there is still a great way for you to go skiing and enjoy the wonders of snow in the Smoky Mountains. You can try your hand at cross-country skiing. Unlike downhill skiing cross-country skiing is done by using your own motion to move you forward. The best place to cross-country ski in the Smoky Mountains is off of Newfound Gap Road on Clingmans Dome Road. During the winter, Clingmans Dome Road is closed to motorized traffic so it will just be you, other skiers and winter hikers exploring this wonderful area of the Smoky Mountains during the winter season.
Winter in the Smoky Mountains is a wonderful time of the year that you will definitely don’t want to miss out on this season. Don’t miss out on winter in the Smoky Mountains by booking one of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today.