Mar 05, 2014
Wildflower Pilgrimage - April 15-19, 2014
When you hear the words: 64th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, held April 15-19, just forget the image of "tip-toeing through the tulips" - because there are none -, or the idea of glibly running through mountain meadows picking wildflowers with great abandon and tossing them jubilantly in the air while hearing strains of The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music off in the distance – that will get you arrested….
No, it's nothing like you could image; it's more like 150 professionally guided hikes throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which are tailored to individual walking skills and ability, indoor seminars suitable for all family members, art classes, and even a motorcade, all expounding on the wonders and beauty of wildflowers, fauna, and the natural history of the Smokies. And before you ask, heck, yeah, you better bring your camera – there are also photographic tours. Onsite registration at the Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg begins Tuesday, April 15 at 5pm.
And the best place to stay while Gatlinburg blossoms with the 64th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, hands down, is in a Heartland Cabin Rental located in either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Not only do we have the cleanest, most reasonably priced 1, 2, and 3-bedroom cabins, but when you get tired of looking at flowers and learning stuff, you can take advantage of our Gateway to Fun Pass! Each reservation at a Heartland Rental Cabin includes a free admission to Adventure Park Zipline, Country Tonite Music Theater, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf, and USA Raft.
By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.