Great Smoky Mountain Cool: Family Friendly Activities II

It’s Travel Thursday and we are continuing our Great Smoky Mountain Cool series over at Owl Fly Away!

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It was a lovely, dry morning, just perfect for a walk in the woods. We were pretty tired out from the previous day’s long drive, so we decided to do an easy hike.

We started out at the Elkmont Nature Trail, but after about 30 minutes in, we came across a large muddy scree, so instead of tiptoeing through it, we decided to cut our losses and head for the Little River Trail instead.

The Little River Trail and the Elkmont Campgrounds Along the Little River Trail and the Elkmont Nature Trail

The Little River Trail is quite near the Elkmont campsite, and runs alongside a fast flowing river. The path itself used to be a gravel railroad bed, so it is very wide and level

The area was so idyllic, it was unsurprising to find out that it was a popular holiday destination for the Knoxville hoi polloi in the 1920s. The holiday cottages are still standing derelict along the…

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