EXPLORING THE SMOKIES: Things to See and Do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park-By Rose Houk. Vacations are too short! Don’t waste any of your precious time getting lost or trying to decide where to go and what to do. This colorful, expertly-written guidebook fits conveniently in your glove compartment. It covers all the park’s major and off-the-beaten-path destinations: Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, Deep Creek, Cataloochee, Abrams Creek, Newfound Gap, and more. Included are tips on weather, the seasons, safety, educational opportunities, waterfalls, and good reads. A separate section covers all your favorite activities: photography, hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding and more. A final section covers suggested full day and half day trips. Photographs, charts, illustrations, and lots of maps. 123 pages, plus special foldout map.