Whilst doing our Great American Roadtrippin' we stopped at the base of the Great Smoky Mountain in a little city called Gatlinburg. Unbeknown to me, Gatlinburg is an extremely popular American holiday spot! Tons to do and see, and lots of moonshine to drink.
Definitely a place I'll recommend if you're planning on doing something similar! Gaitlinburg is very child friendly and it's proximity to the Smokies - as they call it makes it a great pit stop.
The Smokies is actually one of America's most visited park. It lies on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee about a 4 hour drive from Atlanta. I can see why it's so popular, The Smokies host a range of trails you can follow, all from the easy peasy to the more advanced trails, and it's relatively child friendly. And I think the great part of the Smokies is that you can drive most of it's trails if you're too lazy!
Unfortunately for me (more Magnar) I had hurt my knees a few weeks prior to this trip, so I have been limping about and definitely wasn't in a state of doing any strenuous exercises. But the parts that we did get to see was definitely pretty!
Even though we didn't get to track that much, we enjoyed our time in a nice B&B on the hills, so the whole experience is still very memorable.
I wouldn't go as far as saying its Norway pretty, but to each their own.
Great experience. Different from the consumer America I am used to.