The most visited national park in the USA! This original design celebrates the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
The design is silk-screened, then framed with a hand embroidered border on a 100% cotton dish towel / hand towel / guest towel / bar towel. Three stripes down both sides and hand dyed rick-rack at the top and bottom add a charming vintage touch. Delightfully presented in a fab organdy re-usable pouch!
*Packaged in organdy pouch
*Machine wash cold and line dry
*Measures 20" x 29"
*Made in India
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* With 8-10 million visitors each year, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the USA.
* This is the largest national park East of the Rocky Mountains.
* It is one of the few major national parks to charge no admission fee.
* The park features more than 850 miles of hiking trails.
* The "Road to Nowhere" is a 6-mile scenic drive in the Park that ends at the mouth of a tunnel. It was planned as a second entrance into Cades Cove.
* Cades Cove is a 4,000-acre scenic valley of pioneer homesteads, campgrounds, and hiking trails. It is the most visited area of the National Park.
* There is an average of two bears per square mile of the park.
* These Mountains were formed about 200 million years ago, makes them some of the oldest mountains in the world.
* A 70-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail winds through this National Park.
* The Great Smoky Mountains are known as the "Salamander Capital of the World" because of the 30 species of salamander found there.
* The Cherokee tribe refered to the Great Smoky Mountains as the "Land of Blue Mist."
* This National Park has the largest variety of wildflowers of any other National Park in the USA: 1,500 species to be exact.
* Great Smoky Mountains National Park lies within a day's drive of 2/3 of the population of the USA.