Test Your Knowledge of the Smoky Mountains!
Did you know…
1. The Smoky Mountains are among the oldest in the world: Between 200 and 300 million years old!
2. A woman was the first settler to the Smoky Mountains: Although William Ogle is credited for building the first home in the area, it was actually his wife, Martha Jane Huskey Ogle, who first moved here, as her husband passed away before moving there.
3. A third of the trees in the park are over 100 years old: Unlike the trees you have in your backyard, these timbers have stood the test for over a century.
4. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in America: The park averages approximately 11 million visitors each year.
5. The Smokies are home to black bears: Less threatening than grizzlies, black bears are the smallest and most widely distributed bear species.
6. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the countries biggest playgrounds and outdoor classrooms. The 520,000 acres that make up the most visited national park in the country are also filled with never-ending learning experiences, places to play, history, beauty that will inspire art, peace and adventure. There’s a reason to visit all year long!
NOTE: The health and safety of the Smoky Mountains National Park’s visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. The park continues to increase recreational access and services across the park in alignment with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visitors are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear facial coverings
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