Happy, Healthy Great Smoky Mountains
If you call the Smokies your home – or home away from home – you already appreciate what a wondrous gift these mountains are. Majestic views, indigenous flowers and plants, wildlife and pristine streams. The Smoky Mountains are even more than an international biosphere reserve… they are where couples marry, families play, and generations of memories are made. Even if you’re not what you’d consider a TreeHugger, being a good steward of the Great Smoky Mountains and the National Park make the environment and families happy and healthy!
While Earth Day is an annual awareness day to remind people all around the world to practice environmental responsibility and adapt ‘green’ practices, it’s an opportunity for Gatlinburg to celebration “Going Green” with fun, earth-friendly activities, games, music and more. Book your accommodations early and celebrate the Smokies during Earth Week in Gatlinburg.
Earth Week Activities April 17-21
Monday, April 17: Leave No Trace
There is no official event taking place today, so grab your daypack or picnic basket and head into the park. Enjoy miles of hiking trails, cool mountain streams and designated picnic areas. While you’re there, why not pick up any trash you see in an effort to leave the park better than you found it.