This year we only experience mild winter in East Tennessee and I like it by the way. Just because the temperatures are a little uncomfortable doesn't mean you need to be stuck inside all winter. Driving around is a pleasure, and allows for plenty of exploring. We both enjoy an uncrowded area of Wears Valley where we can briefly survey the mountain range beyond in all its glory on a mid morning drive.
First winter in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park should not be missed. Even if there is snow accumulation and some business establishments are closed. There is still many places to check out. Also, bears are hibernating, so there is not much concern there either. Though the GSMNP is not vibrantly green like other seasons, you may be surprised to discover how breathtaking it is even on a winter days.
|The mountain cabin homes located throughout Wears Valley, Townsend Tennessee.|
|This beautiful area is truly a mountain valley.|
|Some people hate winter --- not when your at the Smoky Mountain looking at this beautiful view.|
|Beautiful day for a Jeep ride :)|
|Enjoying the winter here at Smokies!|
|The scenic view of this Luxury Vacation Cabins at Smokies.|