I know that right now, we can’t really like, go anywhere, but listen. If you’re someone who lives to travel, there’s a good chance you’re keeping at least a mental list of all the places you want to visit when you can.
If nature is your thing, then you’re going to want to check out the SkyBridge in Gatlinburg, TN.
The Smoky Mountains are, for me, a must see in the vast tapestry of amazing must-sees in the States. Gatlinburg is the perfect place to start, and their SkyLift, SkyDeck, and SkyBridge are definitely a part of that – especially if you’re not a super experienced or confident hiker.
The Smoky Mountains are a part of the Appalachian Mountains, running along the North Carolina and Tennessee border. The weather is typically mild, as far as mountain ranges go, and the range has a history that spans thousands of years.
The Paleo Indians lived there for centuries, until early American settlers moved in around the 1800s, and a National Park was established in 1934.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most visited national park in the States.
In 1954, Gatlinburg opened the Sky Lift. They added the SkyDeck in 2019, and now you can enjoy sweeping views of the mountains as you take in a truly panoramic view.
If you want to see even more of the terrain, there’s more. The SkyBridge sits 140 feet up and runs along 680 feet of forest, making it the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. There are glass panels inserted so that you can see the world below, and it lights up at night, as well.
The next time I make a trip to the Smoky Mountains, I’m definitely going to have to check this place out.
If you’ve been, give us your review in the comments!