A guide to some of the best Smoky Mountains adventures in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With over 50 outdoor adventures to choose from, we hope that you’ll find something to inspire your next outdoor adventure in Western North Carolina or East Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mounains National Park is America’s most visited national park. One view of the seemingly endless ridges that stretch out in all directions from the many vantage points found inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park between North Carolina and Tennessee and it’s easy to see why. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, the Smokies are a great outdoor adventure destination that should be on the top of everyone’s list of places to explore in Western North Carolina.