This Trail In Tennessee Will Lead You To Extraordinary, Creepy Ruins

The Elkmont Nature Trail is an easy, low-key hike that even your littles can do. It’s located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which means you probably want to head over sometime soon anyway, right? Right. There’s also a bit of mystery for us older folks, as well. At less than a mile, you can explore an abandoned Tennessee campground, all the while igniting your children’s love of nature and story. Let’s check it out…

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Can’t get away? No worries – we’ll take you through the abandoned town, just below:

It’s a pretty amazing thing, to see an abandoned place stuck hard in the middle of the one of the most visited parks in the United States.