Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina takes in the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains and a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
It is part of the Appalachian Mountain Chain and has some of the highest mountain peaks east of the Mississippi River. More than 12.5 million visitors come every year—the most of any U.S. national park.
Questions and Answers
Question: What is the Appalachian Trail?
Answer: The Appalachian Trail is a trail that runs from Georgia to Maine. The 2,200 mile trail was completed in 1937. Almost 1,000 people attempt to walk the entire trail each year. Emma Rowena Gatewood (Grandma Gatewood) walked the trail alone when she was 67-years-old.
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