Great Smoky Mountain Cool: Family Friendly Activities

It’s Travel Thursday at Owl Fly Away!

Owl Fly Away

On our first day at the Great Smoky Mountains, I picked up some Junior Ranger activity booklets for J and Little E from the Sugarlands Visitor Centre for US$2.50 apiece. These booklets are part of the Junior Ranger program conducted at the National Parks, and encourages kids to learn more about the park that they are visiting.

Smokey-Mountains-National-Park-Junior-Ranger J and Little E become Junior Rangers!

After the visit to Cades Cove the previous day and attending the Ranger-led trail walk the day before that, J and Little E were able to answer the questions laid out in the booklets on their own steam. In fact, they completed the booklets a lot faster than I anticipated, as we’d had to spend an hour or so at the tyre shop getting a flat tyre changed, so both kids spent that time happily colouring and putting the finishing touches on their work.

Once our car…

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