The sun is warming and waking the earth. Light new greens are giving way to tiny explosions of color. Wildflowers are now dotting the sides of hiking trails and scenic roadways. The purples of periwinkles and violets, and the yellow of trout lilies are make it worth coming out of winter’s long hibernation. With the warm spring rains that we had all last week, now is the perfect time to plan a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. See the most visited national park in all its springtime glory.