Affordable Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

Published Date Author: , November 30th, 2013

Blue MountainsLooking for an easy budget getaway? Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains offer a mix of inexpensive activities and attractions that work for all kinds of travelers, from thrill-seekers and hiking nuts to kids and foodies. Here’s just a sampling of our favorites, broken down by the type of traveler…

For Active Travelers: (free)

Established in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is not only the most-visited national park in the United States (who knew?), it’s also the only major federally funded park that is completely free to visit. Explore areas that only a hundred years ago were farmland, and where you now can find the remains of stone cottages and mountain cemeteries in the forest. Or, opt for a more serious hike, climbing one of the area’s high peaks, which reward you with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

For (Responsible) Adults: (free)

At the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, located in Gatlinburg, the Baker family continues their heritage of moonshine-making in Tennessee’s first legal moonshine distillery. Learn about the production process, then treat yourself to free samples of flavors such as apple pie, pink lemonade, white lightnin’, and some signature moonshine cherries.

Authored By Lisa Hubner – See the Full Story at Shermans Travel

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