Spring is in full swing here in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee! Locally, there are many events happening and a lot of lovely sites to see. http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/spring.aspx It's a great time of year to go hiking, so be sure to get out and explore all the wildflowers of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is worth checking out! 130074362911704294It's the Great Smoky Mountain Association’s 66th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage from April 19th -23rd. Everyone can enjoy the beautiful flowers and have access to some of the nation’s leading botanical experts, and of course, Appalachian wildlife authorities as well. Enjoy this perfect time of year to fully appreciate Winter ending and the renewal of nature with all the beautiful flowers! Enjoy the many Spring Hikes the National Park has to offer and don't forget to bring your camera to capture all the beautiful blooms here in the Smokies! This is lovely time of year you won't want to miss!!