Top 4 Ways to Experience the Beauty of the Famous Smoky Mountain Wildflowers
Springtime is “wildflower season” in the Smoky Mountains, as thousands of flowering plants bloom to create a magnificent display of colors! You’ll see these beautiful flowers almost everywhere you travel throughout the Smokies, including right from the private decks of our cabin rentals! If you want to see as many flowers as possible, here are the top 4 ways to experience the beauty of the famous Smoky Mountain wildflowers:
1. Hike into Great Smoky Mountains National Park
One of the best ways to experience the beauty of the wildflowers is with a hike into Great Smoky Mountains National Park! There are hundreds of hiking trails in the park for all skill levels, so consider a short easy trail with the family or spend the entire afternoon tackling one of the more difficult trails! There are several hikes that are especially recommended for wildflower viewing, including the Porters Creek Trail, Cove Hardwood Nature Trail, Schoolhouse Gap Trail and the Gregory Ridge Trail. Be sure to bring your camera along for the adventure as you never know what amazing wildflower displays await you in the forest! The beautiful weather also makes spring one of the most popular times for weddings in the Smoky Mountains!
2. Attend the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
Serious wildflower enthusiasts will want to attend the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, a wonderful annual event that features professionally-guided walks, exhibits and other learning opportunities to explore the region’s rich natural and cultural resources! In addition to the many wildflower programs, there are programs that include art and photography, park history, fungi, ferns, medicinal plants, insects, birds and mammals! Due to the popularity of the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, be sure to browse through all of the programs and register as soon as possible!
3. Visit Dollywood for the Flower & Food Festival
Another one of the ways you can experience the famous Smoky Mountain wildflowers is with a visit to Dollywood for their Flower & Food Festival! This exciting event celebrates the magic of the spring season with huge topiary sculptures known as Mosaicultures, as well as 500,000 flowers blooming in a variety of gorgeous colors! You can also enjoy all of Dollywood’s thrilling rides and attractions, so take the Dollywood Express for an authentic steam train ride through the foothills to discover even more spring colors!
4. Relax on the Deck of Your Cabin
You don’t even have to leave your cabin rental to experience the sight of the breathtaking wildflowers! While staying in our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals, simply kick back on your private deck to soak in the atmosphere of the mountains! The spring season is a delightful time to be outside in the Smokies, so take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air and relax on the deck with your family and friends! You’ll also find plenty of fantastic amenities in our cabins too, such as fully equipped kitchens, soothing hot tubs, game rooms and much more!
Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to plan your spring vacation to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Smoky Mountain wildflowers! We look forward to seeing you soon!