Did you know that the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in the entire USA? It’s right in the backyard of the 2013 Global TapRooT® Summit in Gatlinburg, TN. After your week of  learning and working hard at the Summit, kick up your heels and enjoy some peace and quite in nature.

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Bird Watching – The least physically intense and probably the most relaxing activity in the Smokies, bird-watching here is also incredibly rewarding. The Smoky Mountains are home to over 240 species of birds, such as great horned owls, broad-winged hawks, wild turkeys, and this beautiful red-eyed vireo.

Fishing – A large number of trout in the streams makes the Smoky Mountains the finest place in Tennessee for fly fishing. You’ll be fishing during catch-and-release season, so no eating of your catch! One to three day permits are available for non-residents. Visit the Gatlinburg Fishing site for more permit information.

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Hiking – The Great Smoky Mountain National Park offers many trails, from the difficult to the easy. You’ll see gorgeous waterfalls like the Grotto Falls above, as well as wildlife and beautiful flora.

So will you join us for the 2013 Global TapRooT® Summit? If you haven’t registered yet, visit our Summit website for more information today! And when you’ve finished, reward yourself with a lovely afternoon outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.