You can stand in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia at once here. (Or at least jump back and forth between them!) Drive up and take a walk up to Pinnacle Point to enjoy stunning views, especially if Read more...
You can stand in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia at once here. (Or at least jump back and forth between them!) Drive up and take a walk up to Pinnacle Point to enjoy stunning views, especially if you come in the fall to see the changing foliage. Sunrise is also spectacular, but check to make sure the park gates will be open before you get up early. Everything is very handicapped-accessible.
Rangers are friendly, helpful and full of information. Check out the short movies at the Visitor's Center to learn about the area and its importance to our nation's history. It's all very kid-friendly—they'll probably enjoy seeing the banjos and dulcimers at the Visitor Center, and then walk away wanting to be like Daniel Boone. (Raccoon cap optional...maybe.)
You can find plenty of short trails to hike through the area. Pick up a trail book at the Visitor Center, or ask the Rangers for help. The hike to the Tri-State Peak is pretty easy. The Daniel Boone hike is a little more challenging, though it's only steep for about a quarter mile.
When you're looking for a place to stay in the Appalachian Mountains, Hipcamp has you covered. Pitch your tent along the Cumberland River or in a meadow where you'll find deer grazing in the morning. Check out studio apartments, primitive shelters, and cozy cabins, all available from Hipcamp.