There is arguably nothing more beautiful than wildflowers in full bloom. As the seasons turn and the last of the snow melts away, a dose of sunshine and spring flowers can feel like just the ticket!
While wildflowers grow in a variety of locales across the country, the Smoky Mountain region offers one of the most stunning displays. In fact, wildflowers in the Smokies are so popular that the area’s Spring Wildflower PIlgrimage event attracts hundreds of visitors from around the world each year. From the most educated botanist to a first-time gardener the event is a hit! Here is what you can expect from your ticket purchase as well as some tips on things to do in the Smokies during your stay!
More on the Pilgrimage
The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage takes place in Gatlinburg in the heart of the Smoky Mountain region. This year’s event spans over three days ( April 24-27) and serves as the area’s 69th Annual gathering. As one of the more popular springtime activities the Pilgrimage makes the top of the list when it comes to things to do in the Smokies. The event is quite popular so you’ll want to plan ahead!
Guests of the event can expect to hear from some of the leading experts in the field. A variety of seminars and educational forums are offered. Guests will also have the opportunity to take guided tours of the fields learning about the eclectic mix of flora, fauna, and wildlife offered in the Smokies while having an up close and personal view of nature’s finest beauties. The event goes on rain or shine, so you can plan with ease!
Need More Time in the Smokies? Let’s Fill Out the Itinerary!
While the Wildflower Pilgrimage is a hit, you may be looking to extend your trip to see more of the Gatlinburg area. If this is you, you’re in luck! There is no end to the list of things to do in the Smokies.
For a continuation of the natural feels you might consider a zip lining tour or one of the park’s many scenic hiking trails. If you’re looking to explore outside the park a visit to the Village Shoppes for an ice cream cone or a local souvenir is a great detour. Other attractions include the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Ober Gatlinburg, or the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Each attraction offers a unique taste of the area.
A Cozy Place to Stay
Looking for a place to stay while visiting the wildflowers in the Smokies? A true cabin experience is the way to go. Our selection at Diamond Mountain Rentals is a great place to start. We offer cabin spaces that can comfortably accommodate anywhere from 2-14 guests. If you’re traveling with the whole family or a group of fellow flower-enthusiasts larger cabin amenities like Laurel Manor or A Walk in the Clouds are great options. Traveling solo? No problem. One bedroom abodes like Sweet Retreat or Tina Marie’s will make for a comfortable stay.
A Trip You Won’t Regret
This trip is a once in a lifetime experience. Visiting the wildflowers in the Smokies should land on every nature-lovers bucket list. When mixed with the large variety of outside activities, fresh mountain air and affordable lodging this is a trip you won’t regret!