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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Trail going through wildflowers in the smoky mountains

One of the best things about a spring visit to the Smoky Mountains is the opportunity to view the famous wildflowers of the region! While the Smokies are certainly breathtaking at any time of year, the sight of wildflowers blanketing the mountains are truly a sight to behold! Here is everything you need to know about viewing the beautiful Smoky Mountain wildflowers during your vacation:

People hiking on a trail

So here’s the problem: You only have one day, but you really want to experience the joys of nature in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What should you do with your family? Glad you asked, because we have a few suggestions of things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for getting the most out of your brief stay. Put on your hiking boots so you can do some serious exploring!

Ramsey Cascades hiking trail in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to more than 800 miles of hiking trails, and some of the best trails in the park are just minutes from the Greenbrier Campground! The Greenbrier entrance to the National Park is less than a half mile away from our campground, making it easy for you to walk or drive into the park to explore several exciting trails! Here are 3 awesome Smoky Mountain hiking trails that are just minutes from our campground:

The Little Pigeon River in Greenbrier in the Smoky Mountains.

Located along the Middle Fork of the Little Pigeon River, Greenbrier is a scenic valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Before the establishment of the park, Greenbrier was home to a community that once numbered 500 people. To help you prepare for your next vacation, we have put together four fun facts about Greenbrier in the Smoky Mountains.

Black and white photo of trees in the Smoky Mountains.

Here at Greenbrier Campground, we’ve always believed that camping is an activity that’s enjoyed by creative, intelligent people…and history agrees with us! Two of America’s greatest geniuses, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, used to take incredible camping trips all across the country, including the Great Smoky Mountains. Of course, camping with Edison and Ford wasn’t your typical weekend getaway. Read on to learn all about the most epic Smoky Mountain camping trip of the 20th century.

The tunnel of a mine.

Here at Greenbrier Campground, we love sharing local history with our visitors. Before the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Greenbrier area was home to a thriving community of people whose ancestors first settled in the region in the mid-1700s. One of our favorite stories from Greenbrier’s past concerns Perry Shults, the proprietor of a fabled Smoky Mountain gold mine. Read on to learn all about one of the wildest legends from the Smokies.