Here is your definitive guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Noted travel journalist Katy Koontz has compiled everything your family needs to know about the park before you arrive and while you're here. You'll find suggested itineraries designed according to the length of your stay, information about the plants and animals you'll encounter, and all the things your family can see and do in the Smokies. From scenic drives to joining ranger programs, picnicking, hiking, camping, biking, horseback riding and fishing, pick what appeals most to your family and flip to that chapter for great suggestions. Vacation time is too valuable to waste. Get the most out of the Smokies with this essential guide book!