Tennessee boasts of one of America’s most enjoyable summer destinations—the Smoky Mountains. It may not be the ocean, but here you’ll enjoy mountain air, deep-forest hikes, trips down cascading waters, and windy summits. In nearby Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, treat yourself to a water slide, comedy show, or ice cream sundae. Leave the crowds behind, and take stroll in the Smokies this summer. – See more at: http://visitsouth.com/lifestyle/article/five-reasons-to-summer-in-the-smoky-mountains

Enjoy gorgeous hikes like the Newfound Gap in Tennessee